Getting the Job Done

Attorney Thomas J Dao was born in the East County of San Diego, where he was raised in a multi-ethnic family.  Having an American father and a Vietnamese mother, he quickly became aware of the both conflict and value that sometimes accompanies diversity.  From there, Thomas received his early education in a mix of both public and Catholic schools, both of which have substantially influenced his current outlook.

Following his primary education, Mr. Dao took a hiatus from his education to pursue a career in sales.  That pursuit ended in disaster; however, it spurred Mr. Dao to pursue a higher education.  After completing the transfer program at Grossmont College in La Mesa, CA, Mr. Dao attended the University of San Diego to study Business Economics, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in 2007.  Immediately afterward, Mr. Dao applied to and was accepted by the prestigious University of San Diego School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor in 2011.

Having began his college education later in life, Mr. Dao usually held full-time jobs while attending school.  As a result, Mr. Dao learned to optimize his time to accommodate a full workday while still engaging in the rigors of pursuing a full-time education.  Even while attending the night program at the University of San Diego School of Law, Mr. Dao held a full-time position with the California Department of Transportation as a Construction Division administrator.

Mr. Dao began learning the practice of law while still attending law school.  Through a highly practical course, known as the Practicum, Mr. Dao was offered a law clerk position at a civil litigation firm, where he worked extensively on civil litigation matters.

Then, in early 2013, Mr. Dao opened the Law Office of Thomas J Dao, focusing on immigration and civil litigation in the San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange counties.  Over the course of several years, Mr. Dao dealt with numerous legal issues across an array of practice areas.

To date, the Law Office of Thomas J Dao has been in operation for nearly seven years.  Mr. Dao has successfully helped his clients wade through all sorts of legal muck and continues to do so.  He is still assisting with immigration and civil litigation matters, and has now expanded into family law practice.

Mr. Dao’s goals are to assist his clients with legal matters by offering them an honest assessment and legal representation at a reasonable price.

Thomas J Dao, Esq

What we offer

Practice areas

We practice in all areas of FAMILY LAW, including:

DIVORCE

CUSTODY

CHILD SUPPORT

PATERNITY

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDER

Family law

We provide legal help in following areas of BUSINESS LITIGATION:

BREACH OF CONTRACT

CONTRACT FORMATION

BUSINESS FORMATION

BANKRUPTCY

LANDLORD TENANT

UNLAWFUL DETAINER

Business litigation

We provide professional legal help in all aspects of IMMIGRATION LAW, including:

FAMILY BASED IMMIGRATION PETITION

EMPLOYMENT BASED IMMIGRATION PETITION

ASYLUM

CITIZENSHIP

Immigration law

Professional and experienced legal help in following areas:

CONSERVATORSHIP

PROBATE

WILLS AND TRUSTS

BANKRUPTCY

General practice

WHY CHOOSE US

HONESTY

HONESTY

Honest appraisal of the client’s situation is one of our best tools employed for the purposes of building a long-term relationship with a client. You may count on receiving frank evaluation of the potentially achievable goals and the estimated cost to achieve the stated goals.


PERSONALIZED
APPROACH

PERSONALIZED APPROACH

Every case is unique. Every client is unique. Every legal matter deserves a special action plan to make the process of achieving a desired result timely and efficient. And you deserve to know exactly what’s is happening, so we stay on top of updating you with the most recent information on your case. And in a meantime if you have a question, you get to speak with your attorney directly.

ACCESSIBILITY

ACCESSIBILITY

Have you ever been in situation when your lawyer mainly communicate with you through their assistant or secretary? You are entitled to speak directly with your lawyer whenever you have any questions or concerns. This is fundamental to Thomas J Dao law practice. Once you become our client, your lawyer is a phone call away. Your peace of mind is important to us.

Our History

2004 - 2011

Education

2011 – Thomas J Dao graduated from University of San Diego School with a degree of Doctor of Law (J.D.)

2007 –  graduated cum laude from University of San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Business/Managerial Economics

2009 - 2013

Litigation Experience

Thomas J Dao clerked at Gilbert, Kelly, Crowley & Jennett LLP where he learned the ins and outs of civil litigation, mostly in the personal injury context.  Through his mentor and supervisor, he was also exposed to trademark and copyright litigation, premises liability, quiet title, and medical record review.

2013 - present

Law office of Thomas J Dao

In 2013, Thomas J Dao established his solo law practice, focusing on immigration related legal matters. Since then, Mr. Dao expanded his civil litigation practice to include family and contractual law.  Additionally, Mr. Dao practices generally and has assisted in a variety of legal matters involving probate law, employment law, personal injury litigation, and others.  Through non-attorney staff, he is also able to accommodate Russian and Vietnamese language clients, as well as offer notary public services.

I have worked with Thomas on my cases and all of them were greatly finished. Thomas was really attentive to every detail and supportive when it was needed. I recommended Thomas to my friends (artists of Cirque Du Soleil), and he also did a great job. Very knowledgeable and professional. Thank you, Thomas, again .

M.L.

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