Thomas J. Bois

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Environmental Attorney in Irvine, CA

Bois & Macdonald
 | 2030 Main Street, Suite 660
Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: 949-535-0259
Fax: 949-660-0022
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Environmental (50%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (40%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

As managing partner at Bois & Macdonald, Thomas J. Bois focuses on environmental law, employment law, construction law, business law and real estate law. Representing clients throughout Southern California, he has been named by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy as a master advocate. For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

After graduating magna cum laude from Saint Michael’s College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1977, Mr. Bois then attended Saint Louis University School of Law. There he earned a Juris Doctor in 1981, and since then has tried and litigated to judgment over 100 cases. A former adjunct professor at the University of California, Irvine, he was also certified by the Society for Human Resource Management as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.

Mr. Bois is a member of the Labor and Employment and Real Estate Law sections of both the Orange County Bar Association and the State Bar of California. He is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Missouri; the Supreme Court of California; the District of Columbia Court of Appeals; the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California; the United State Supreme Court; and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

A speaker for the Building Industry Association, the California Continuing Education of the Bar and the American Bar Association, he also authored and co-authored numerous journal articles and four recognized legal texts. Mr. Bois is also the Bourke Family Foundation’s counsel, working to improve the lives of children in Ghana, Liberia and Tanzania.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Environmental (50%): Environmental Law

Employment & Labor (40%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Labor Law

Real Estate (10%): Landlord/Tenant

Focus Areas

Environmental Law, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Labor Law, Landlord/Tenant

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020

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About Thomas Bois

Admitted: 1983, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.boismac.com/attorneys/thomas-j-bois

Honors/Awards:

  • Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Master Advocate, National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • "Excellent" Rating, AVVO
  • AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Senior Professional in Human Resources ("SPHR"), 2013
  • Registered Environmental Assessor, California, 1993
  • SHRM-SCP - Society for Human Resource Management

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Society for Human Resource Management
  • Member, Professional in Human Resources Association
  • Member, Environmental, Labor and Employment and Real Estate Law Sections, Orange County Bar Association
  • Member, Environmental, Labor and Employment and Real Estate Law Sections, State Bar of California
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Missouri Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • District of Columbia
  • Missouri
  • California

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Hoag Hospital Foundation, Member
  • Bourke Family Foundation, Counsel

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Environmental Legal and Regulatory Framework, University of California - Irvine, Adjunct Professor, 2004
  • Current Issues in Storm Water Regulation, Lorman Educational Services Seminar, Santa Ana, CA, August 23, 2012
  • Current Issues in Storm Water Regulation, Lorman Educational Services Seminar, Pasadena, CA, July 20, 2012
  • Current Issues in Storm Water Regulation, Lorman Educational Services Seminar, Santa Ana, CA, August 22, 2011
  • Deposition Techniques, NITA: Deposition Skills, California Coast, Orange, CA, July 28-July 30, 2011
  • California Land Reuse and Redevelopment Act, Women’s Environmental Council Annual Meeting, San Juan Capistrano, CA, February 19, 2011
  • Deposition Techniques, NITA: Deposition Skills, California Coast, Orange, CA, July 30, 2010
  • Trial Advocacy Techniques, NITA Faculty at National Disability Rights Conference, Los Angeles, CA, June 7-8, 2010
  • Current Issues in Storm Water Regulation, Lorman Educational Services Seminar, Pasadena, CA, May 20, 2010
  • Deposition Techniques, NITA: Deposition Skills, California Coast, Orange, CA, July 30-Aug. 1, 2009
  • Current Issues in Storm Water Regulation, Lorman Educational Services Seminar, Santa Ana, CA, June 23, 2009
  • Trial Advocacy Techniques, NITA Faculty at Center for Families, Children & the Courts, Edelman Children’s Courthouse Monterey Park, CA Los Angeles Superior Court, CA, February 23-25, 2010
  • Deposition Techniques, NITA: Deposition Skills, California Coast, Orange, CA, July 30-Aug. 2, 2008
  • Current Issues in Storm Water Regulation, Lorman Educational Services Seminar, Pasadena, CA, January 15, 2008
  • Current Issues in Storm Water Regulation, Lorman Educational Services Seminar, Long Beach, CA, November 7, 2008
  • Current Issues in Storm Water Regulation, Lorman Educational Services Seminar, Santa Monica, CA, September 12, 2008
  • Liability from Closed Landfills: Issues Confronting Developers & Private Landowners, CIWMB Post Closure Land Use Symposium, Ontario, CA, February 16, 2005; Stockton, CA, March 1, 2006
  • Current Issues in Storm Water Regulation, Lorman Educational Services Seminar, Long Beach, CA, November 15, 2005
  • Redevelopment of Contaminated Property, Lorman Educational Services, National Teleconference Seminar, November 2, 2005
  • Land Use Covenants and New Regulations: Redevelopment of Contaminated Property, Lorman Educational Services Seminar, Costa Mesa, CA, September 9, 2004
  • Emerging Issues in California Indoor Air Quality and Toxic Mold Litigation, National Business Institute, Pasadena, CA, November 12, 2003
  • Environmental Liability Reporting Pursuant to Federal Securities Laws, AIG Environmental Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, November 6, 2003
  • Methane Gas: Technical and Legal Challenges to Residential and Commercial Development, AEHS 11th Annual West Coast Conference on Contaminated Soils, Sediments and Water, March 21, 2001, San Diego, CA
  • California Construction Defect and Mold Litigation, National Business Institute, Los Angeles, CA, June 23-24, 2003
  • Products Liability Claims Causing Environmental Injury, California State Bar CEB, Irvine, CA, October 7, 2000
  • Methane Gas: A Technical and Legal Challenge to Residential and Commercial Development, Women’s Environmental Council, Costa Mesa, CA, August 21, 2000
  • Emerging Legal Tools to Deal With Environmental Laws and Regulations and Achieve Site Cleanup, Restoration and Redevelopment of Oil & Gas Producing Sites, SPE Western Regional Meeting, June 26, 1997
  • The Impact of Contamination on Property Value and Commercial Loan Qualification, California Association of Realtors, Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA, January 17, 1997
  • The Impact of Petroleum Contamination on Property Values and Commercial Loan Qualification, ABA Section on Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law, 11th Annual Petroleum Refining and Marketing Conference, Chicago, IL, October 23, 1996
  • Meghrig v. KFC Western, Inc.: RCRA and Service Stations Come to the Supreme Court, 1996 National Petroleum Marketing Attorneys’ Meeting, Washington, D.C., March 26, 1996
  • Using Fuel Fingerprinting Analysis in Groundwater Litigation to Date a Contaminant Release, State of California Conference of Governments, 2nd Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA, February 14, 1996
  • Litigating the Complex Groundwater Contamination Claim, Association of California Water Agencies, Burlingame, CA, October, 1995
  • Cost Effective and Creative Litigation Strategies for the Toxic Tort and Environmental Case: Using Technology to Achieve Cost Savings, ABA Section on Tort and Insurance Practice, Mid Year Meeting, April 12, 1993, Tucson, AZ
  • Defending Against Environmental Contamination and Toxic Tort Claims, ABA National Meeting, Section on Tort and Insurance Practice, Atlanta, GA, August 11, 1991
  • “A Business Guide to the Regulation Jungle”, Orange County Business Journal, Vol. 14, No. 30, July 29, 1991
  • “How To Survive an Administrative Environmental Investigation”, Orange County Lawyer, Vol. 33, No. 5, June, 1991
  • “Financial Responsibilities for Environmental Liabilities”, 18 W. St. U.L. Rev. 183, 1990
  • An Insurer’s Defense and Indemnity Obligations for Environmental Claims After AIU Insurance Company v. Superior Court, 18 Tort & Insurance Law Journal 764, 1992
  • Defending Against Environmental Claims, The Brief, Vol. 22, No. 1, Fall, 1992
  • California and Federal Environmental Statutes, California Construction Defect and Land Subsidence Litigation, Ch. 13, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (1992 Cum. Supp.)
  • California Environmental Statutes, California Construction Defect and Land Subsidence Litigation, Ch. 14, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2nd Ed., 1989 (1992 Cum. Supp.)
  • California Groundwater and Soil Contamination: Technical Preparation and Litigation Management, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1994
  • Groundwater and Soil Contamination: Technical Preparation and Litigation Management, Aspen/Wiley Law Publications, 1st Ed. (1996), Supp., 1998
  • Expert Witnesses: Environmental Cases, Thomson West, 1st Ed. (2008), Supp. (2009-2013)
  • Environmental Liability Allocation: Law and Practice, Thomson West, 1st Ed. (2007), Supp. (2008-2013)

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Available Upon Request

Transactions:

  • Available Upon Request

Representative Clients:

  • Available Upon Request

Educational Background:

  • St. Michael's College, Winooski, VT, A.B., Magna Cum Laude, 1977
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Office Location for Thomas J. Bois

2030 Main Street
Suite 660
Irvine, CA 92614

Phone: 949-535-0259

Fax: 949-660-0022

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Last Updated: 8/6/2019

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