Lynn R. Toma - Sr. Associate

Education: J.D., University of Santa Clara, 1981; B.A., University of Santa Clara, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Practice Areas: Legal Malpractice; Civil Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Estate & Trust Litigation

Admissions: 1981 California State Courts, U.S. District – Eastern and Northern Districts, U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit

Miscellaneous Information: Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Recipient Emory Scholarship; Public Interest Law Certification

Since 1981, Lynn Toma has practiced law in the field of civil litigation. The first eleven years of her career were devoted to a Plaintiff’s personal injury practice involving a variety of cases including medical malpractice, legal malpractice, product liability and peculiar risk of harm. She litigated cases against defendants as varied as the U.S Government, General Motors, P.G. & E., and hundreds of other companies and individuals.

Since 1992 Ms. Toma has broadened her practice to include general civil litigation cases and the representation of both Plaintiffs and Defendants. In this later phase of her career, she has handled complex civil litigation, contract disputes, business torts, fraud, will and trust contests, legal malpractice and financial elder abuse litigation.

Ms. Toma excels at legal research and writing, and is a skilled negotiator. She has drafted thousands of winning motions and briefs and negotiated the settlement of hundreds of cases. Her interpersonal skills have enabled her to communicate effectively with clients, as well as opposing counsel, in order to bring about the successful resolution of her cases. She truly enjoys being part of the team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals that comprise the Deckard Law Firm.


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