Tom Driscoll has been an attorney in Lodi, CA, for more than thirty-five years and now limits his part-time practice to estate planning, serving existing clients and those referred by existing clients.
Tom is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking available. This rating is an independent, objective assessment by other lawyers and judges ranking him at the highest levels of professional ability and ethical standards.
About Thomas J. Driscoll, Jr.
In 1977, Tom received his B.A. in political science and literature from Claremont McKenna College, graduating with highest honors. Three years later, he received his law degree from the University of California at Davis, where he was named the Neumiller Honors Moot Court Outstanding Oral Advocate. Tom took his oath as a California lawyer on December 16, 1980.
For the past thirty years, Tom has represented clients throughout the Central Valley and Sierra Foothills in an extraordinarily wide range of transactional and litigation matters. Whether preparing a living trust to address a difficult family situation, selling a herd for a retiring local dairyman, advising a fire district on new development fees, or defending a national building manufacturer in multi-party construction defect litigation, Tom brings this broad and diverse experience to each client’s problem.
Tom gives his clients a thorough and frank assessment of their circumstances, and discusses a realistic course to follow in meeting their needs. From experience, he is well-aware that clients fear being taken advantage of in their search for honest and fairly-priced services. Tom’s clients often comment that he helped them to see their situation in a new light, find a resolution they hadn’t considered, one which tried to take into account all of their worries, including financial.
Tom is well-respected in the local community. For years, he has volunteered his services to the local courts as a Judge Pro Tem, arbitrator and mediator. Since 2005, Tom has been a member of the Lodi Memorial Hospital Bioethics Committee, and has developed a particular interest in health care decision-making and end-of-life issues. In 2011, he completed the National Catholic Bioethics Center’s year-long program in Catholic health care ethics, receiving his certificate with distinction. In 2014, he received his Master of Theology degree, with a concentration in bioethics, from Holy Apostles College & Seminary, summa cum laude. In 2015, he was ordained a deacon of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Stockton. In 2016, he was awarded a residency in clinical pastoral education at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, California, which continues through June 2017.