Thomas Sokat is a loyal caring human being and good at his job. He took care of everything. All I had to do was sit back and wait for my money - Carrie Adkins

Tom Sokat Credentials

What makes me qualified as your personal injury attorney?

  • SUCCESS – You’re in it to win it. So am I, and I do. Check out the testimonials on this site or read some of the case studies where you’ll see time and time again I got my clients the maximum allowable award. I’ll get you what you’re entitled to too.
  • 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE – Experience does matter. I have 25 years experience fighting and winning just about every type of personal injury accident claim in Contra Costa and Alameda county courts. I’ve got this.
  • LOW 25%-33% CONTINGENCY RATE – Most personal injury attorneys charge a 33%-40% contingency rate. Because I have a lower overhead, I can charge less and put more money in your pocket.
  • TENACITY – I became a personal injury lawyer because I have a strong desire to see the little guy get the justice that is due him after being injured. I fight hard for you because I care.
  • AVAILABILITY – I take cases other attorneys will not touch or don’t have the time for. If you’ve been turned down by others, call me.
  • PERSONAL, EXPERT ATTENTION – Unlike in large personal injury law firms where your case may be turned over to a legal assistant, I will personally and promptly handle your personal injury case.
  • NO RECOVERY? NO WORRIES. NO FEE. – There is no financial risk to you and everything to gain because I work on a contingency basis only. If I don’t win your case, there is no fee.

Over the 30 years I’ve been practicing law I have successfully settled thousands that include accidents involving motor vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles, dog bites and other animal attacks, product liability, premises liability, and even maritime and admiralty accidents.

Not only have I helped those injured through the negligence of others receive settlements for medical treatment, lost wages and suffering, my cases have opened the doors to reforms and protections that improve not only my clients’ lives but the communities where they live. My intimate knowledge of each community’s codes and courts guarantees you the best possible representation.

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Other Personal Injury Qualifications and Background

Education

1979 -1982 The American University
Washington College of Law
Washington, DC
J.D.

1974 -1978 Ramapo College
School of Environmental Studies
Mahwah, New Jersey
B.A., Political Science

Bar Admissions

1997 State Bar of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

1983 State Bar of Texas
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

Legal Employment History

2000 – Present The Law Office of Thomas E. Sokat
Danville, CA
Founder and Owner

1997 – 1999 The Law Offices of Arnold Laub
San Francisco, CA
Associate

1991 – 1996 Magallanes, Sokat & Hinojosa, P.C.
Brownsville, TX
Partner

1983 – 1990 Roth, Sokat & Best, P.C.
Brownsville, TX
Partner

Giving back to the community through volunteer professional activities

Tom was a volunteer attorney and election monitor in the State of New Mexico for the U.S. Presidential campaign of 2004, a volunteer attorney and election monitor during 2006 mid-term elections in California and a volunteer attorney and election monitor in the State of Nevada for the U.S. Presidential campaign of 2008. Tom served as an oral argument judge for the 2007 Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition in San Francisco.

Furthermore, over the course of his career, Tom has given many hours of pro bono legal services to clients in need of legal help and has been appointed by federal courts to represent indigent defendants.

  • Volunteer Legal Counsel in the State of New Mexico for the Voter Protection Program in U.S. Presidential campaign of 2004
  • Volunteer Legal Counsel during 2006 mid-term elections for Voter Protection Program in California
  • Oral argument Judge of 2007 Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition in San Francisco
  • Volunteer Legal Counsel in State of Nevada for the Voter Protection Program in US. Presidential campaign of 2008
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Can you trust Tom Sokat to do a good job? They think so…

Susan Breslin

Susan Breslin

I was hit by a car while cycling and had a bad concussion with broken bones. Tom was honest and followed thru with what he said. Highly recommend him.

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Lee Nichols

Lee Nichols

The insurance company was toying with me and I felt I was getting the short end of the stick. Had I not had Tom’s help it would have been disastrous for me. I hope I never need to hire him in the future, but if I do, he’ll be my first phone call. Thanks Tom!

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Carrie Adkins

Carrie Adkins

Thomas Sokat is a loyal caring human being he’s good at his job. I was hit by a car riding my bike. He took care of everything. All I had to do was sit back and wait for my money. He assured me he would take care of everything. That’s what he did. He’s a man of his word.

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Danville, Pleasanton, Livermore, San Luis Obispo Injury Attorney for…

Car Accidents

Car Accidents

Bicycle Accident Injuries

Bicycle Accident Injuries

Product Liability Cases

Product Liability Cases

Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Premises Liability Cases

Premises Liability Cases

Dog Bite Injuries

Dog Bite Injuries

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