Thomas J. Nolan

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Tom Nolan has been certified as a criminal law specialist by the State Bar of California for more than thirty years. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American College of Trial Lawyers. For more than 25 years, Mr. Nolan has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America. In 2010, he was designated by Best Lawyers as "Lawyer of the Year" in the San Francisco area for criminal defense. Mr. Nolan is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in the Pre-Eminent Edition of Martindale-Hubbell.Visiting Professor and Lecturer, 1987-1994 and Consulting Professor, 1995—, Stanford University Law School. Lawyer Representative, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference 1995—.

American College of Trial Lawyers.

(Certified Specialist, Criminal Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization)

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Criminal Law
  • Business Crimes Law
  • High Technology Law
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Insider Trading
  • Wire Fraud
  • Tax Fraud
  • Trade Secrets
  • Theft of Trade Secrets
  • Export Compliance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
650-326-2980  Phone
University Attended:
California State University at Sacramento, B.A., 1967
Law School Attended:
University of California at Davis, J.D., 1970
Year of First Admission:
1977, U.S. Supreme Court; 1980, U.S. District Court, Central District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 1971, California; 1971, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 1971, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1983, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
Palo Alto (Chairperson, Client Relations Committee, 1975-1977), Santa Clara County, San Mateo County (Chairperson, Private Defender Committee, 1977) and American (Member, Criminal Justice Section) Bar Associations; State Bar of California (Member: Criminal Law Executive Committee, 1985-1986; Criminal Law Advisory Commission, 1980-1985); California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (Member, Board of Governors, 1975; President, 1988); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Birth Information:
Fresno, California, March 10, 1945
( Certified Specialist, Criminal Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization )
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

Peer Reviews

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Palo Alto, California

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