Tom Sokat Credentials
PERSONAL INJURY LAW
Tom Sokat is an expert personal injury attorney in the East Bay. He knows what is needed to get you on the road to health and restitution after your injury, and his over 30 years of experience winning settlements and cases across the Bay Area proves it.
His successful cases 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 has he helped those injured through the negligence of others receive settlements for medical treatment, lost wages and suffering, his cases have opened the doors to reforms and protections that improve not only his client’s lives, but all of the local East Bay area as well. His intimate knowledge of each community’s codes and courts in the East Bay guarantees you the best possible representation.
Tom is a former partner in two law firms and is the founder and owner of a law firm with offices in Danville and Pleasanton.
Learn more about Tom
- Read more about why Tom is a great choice for your personal injury case
- Get to know Tom in these video interviews
- See some of his case results
Other Personal Injury Qualifications and Background
1979 -1982 The American University
Washington College of Law
1974 -1978 Ramapo College
School of Environmental Studies
Mahwah, New Jersey
B.A., Political Science
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
Founder and Owner
1997 – 1999 The Law Offices of Arnold Laub
San Francisco, CA
1991 – 1996 Magallanes, Sokat & Hinojosa, P.C.
1983 – 1990 Roth, Sokat & Best, P.C.
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