Thomas L. Gill

Thomas L. Gill: Attorney with Favaro, Lavezzo, Gill, Caretti & Heppell A Professional Corporation AV stamp icon
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Attorney Thomas L. Gill is a shareholder in the North Bay Area law firm Favaro, Lavezzo, Gill, Caretti & Heppell, PC, where he practices primarily in the areas of civil litigation and criminal defense.

Fellow lawyers and judges rank Mr. Gill at the highest level of professional excellence (A.V.) as reported by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings. From 2010 to 2014, a period of five (5) consecutive years, Mr. Gill was selected for inclusion to SuperLawyers of Northern California magazine. Only five (5) percent of the lawyers in Northern California receive this honor, which is based on peer recognition and professional achievement.

In 2015, Tom was selected as a Member of the Nation’s TOP ONE PERCENT by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC) and the Top 10 Lawyers in California by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDA).

Mr. Gill handles both criminal and civil litigation for the firm and he is certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He has handled over one hundred twenty five (125) jury trials, made over six thousand (6,000) court appearances on both civil and criminal matters, has handled over twenty five (25) homicide cases, including death penalty cases, and has obtained recoveries for clients totaling in the millions of dollars.

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

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
707-655-4783  Phone
(707) 552-8913  Fax
University Attended:
University of Southern California, B.A., 1971
Law School Attended:
Pepperdine University, J.D., 1974
Year of First Admission:
1974, California
State Bar of California
Solano County Bar Association
Napa County Bar Association
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Reported Cases:
McClothen v. DMV (1977) 71 CA 3d 1005; Graham v. Municipal Court (1981) 123 CA 3d 1018; People v. Maestas (1988) 204 CA 3d 1208; People v. Cruz (1989) 209 CA 3d 560; Nielsen v. Superior Court (1997) 55 CA 4th 1150.
( Certified Specialist, Criminal Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization )
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Vallejo, California

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