Thomas W. Dominick

Top rated estate planning & probate attorney in San Bernardino, California

Fullerton Lemann Schaefer & Dominick, LLP
Thomas W. Dominick
Fullerton Lemann Schaefer & Dominick, LLP

Practice Areas: Estate planning & probate, Estate & trust litigation, Real estate; view more

Licensed in California since: 1985

Education: University of San Diego School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

Fullerton Lemann Schaefer & Dominick, LLP

215 N D St
San Bernardino, CA 92401 Visit website

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Thomas W. Dominick has been helping clients in Riverside County and the San Bernardino, California, area for decades in estate planning, real estate, business, probate and many other legal matters. A partner at Fullerton Lemann Schaefer & Dominick, LLP, he is also chairman of the firm’s trusts and estates department.

With a law degree obtained from the University of San Diego School of Law, Mr. Dominick is admitted to practice in the California state court system and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, as well as the Central and Northern districts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He has been certified by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law.

Mr. Dominick is a member of numerous professional organizations, such as the State Bar of California, the Hon. Joseph B. Campbell American Inn of Court and the San Bernardino County Bar Association, where he served as director from 2005 through2009 and president from 2009 to 2010. He is also an active participant in the American Bar Association and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

In recognition of his legal ability and high ethical standards, Mr. Dominick has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been honored during the course of his career by various organizations, including the Bureau of National Affairs and the Rotary Club.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 

 

Practice areas

Estate planning & probate, Estate & trust litigation, Real estate: business

Focus areas

Estate planning, Guardianships & conservatorships, Living wills, Power of attorney, Probate & estate administration, Trusts, Wills, Will contests

  • 50% Estate planning & probate
  • 40% Estate & trust litigation
  • 10% Real estate: business

First Admitted: 1985, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.inlandbusinesslaw.com/dominick.html

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Frequent Lecturer, Probate and Trust Law, San Bernardino Valley College
  • Frequent Lecturer, Probate and Trust Law, University Of California Riverside
  • Frequent Lecturer, Probate and Trust Law, National Business Institute
Verdicts/Settlements:
  • Estate of Bonanno (2008) 165 Cal.App. 4th 7 (Trial and appellate counsel) Estate of Garrett (2008) 159 Cal.App. 4th 831 (Trial counsel)
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Regularly donates his time to the San Bernardino County Legal Aid Society
  • Regularly donates his time to Cal-State University San Bernardino College Legal Clinic
  • Volunteers as a Fee Arbitrator for the San Bernardino County Bar Association in fee disputes betweeen clients and lawyers
  • Member of the San Bernardino Rotary North Club since 1986
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1986
  • U.S. Claims Court, 1986
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association, Director 2005-2009
  • Member, State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section,
  • American Bar Association National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Judge Advocate General, Seal Beach Yacht Club, 2003-2005
  • Master of the Bench of the Joseph B. Campbell Chapter of the American Inns of Court
  • Member and President (2009-2010) of the San Bernardino Bar Association
  • Member of the Riverside and American County Bar Association
  • Member and Director of Western San Bernardino County Bar Assocation
  • Member of Probate Section of the California State Bar Association
  • California and U.S. District Court, 1985
  • Southern District of California, 1986 
  • U.S. District Court, 1986
  • Central District of California, 1986
  • Northern District of California, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1986
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning as certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Certified Specialist in Trust as certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Certified Specialist in Probate Law as certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
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Educational Background:
  • B.A. Business Administration, California State University San Bernardino, 1981
Honors/Awards:
  • Bureau of National Affairs Law Week Award, 1985
  • Selected as one of Southern California's Super Lawyers, 2006
  • Jack R. Freeman "Service Above Self" Award, San Bernardino Rotary North Club, 2012
  • Joseph P. Hertel Outstanding Rotarian Award, San Bernardino Rotary North Club, 2009
  • Peer rating of "AVVO" from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Client review rating "5 out of 5" from Martindale-Hubbell,
Industry Groups:
  • CalNAELA

Office location for Thomas W. Dominick

215 N D St
San Bernardino, CA 92401

Phone: 909-889-3691

Selections

17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

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