Thomas J. Nolan

Tom Nolan is a nationally-recognized trial attorney who has been certified as a criminal law specialist by the State Bar of California for more than thirty years. Tom has been selected as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal and has been selected every year since 2004 as a Northern California Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers. For more than 25 years, Mr. Nolan has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America. In 2010, he was designated by Best Lawyers as “Lawyer of the Year” in the San Francisco Bay Area for criminal defense.

Tom is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in the Pre-Eminent Edition of Martindale-Hubbell.

Tom is a past President of the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and is active in the state and local bar associations. Tom has been a Lawyer Representative for the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, and is active in both federal and state jurisdictions. He has represented individuals in criminal cases in California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, D.C., Tennessee, Ohio, Oklahoma, Idaho, Utah, Texas, New Mexico, and France.

In addition to presenting many lectures throughout the country, Tom taught at Stanford University’s School of Law as a lecturer and consulting professor in the field of criminal law for 25 years. He has frequently testified as an expert witness at hearings and in trials regarding the competency of counsel, the function of defense counsel, and the reasonableness of attorneys’ fees.

Tom is experienced in highly complex criminal cases. He has successfully tried criminal trade secret cases for several high-tech company officers and employees in Silicon Valley. His recent cases include economic espionage, SEC insider trading, wire fraud, accounting fraud, tax fraud, trade secret theft, mortgage fraud, export violations, extradition and other white collar crimes, including child pornography and other internet- related crimes. He has successfully defended CEO’s of public companies and their families in a broad range of criminal matters. Tom often consults with civil firms and individuals on the complex problem solving of potential criminal liability issues.

Tom has successfully tried numerous homicide cases, including death penalty cases, to verdict. Recently, he was appointed “learned counsel” in a death penalty case in the Northern District of California.