Thomas Pistone


Thomas Pistone is an experienced trial lawyer, with decades of trial experience at large law firms and in smaller practices, including juries, courts and arbitration, handling complex business, real estate and construction disputes. He is also an experienced arbitrator and mediator, with many years of experience in complex business and construction arbitrations, individually and with the American Arbitration Association. He graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1977, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Hastings Law Journal; he has practiced primarily in state and federal courts in Southern California for many years. Mr. Pistone formerly practiced with several large firms, including Rutan & Tucker and Stradling, Yocca, Carlson & Rauth in Orange County, as well as with smaller firms.

Mr. Pistone belongs to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and has tried many cases to juries, courts, and in arbitration. In addition, he has long been a mediator and arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, including the Large Complex Case Panel (LCCP), as well as for the local bar association and the State Bar of California. He is also active in bar association affairs, has chaired and participated in many of the committees and sections of the bar, and has served on the Orange County Bar Association Board of Directors. Mr. Pistone previously taught at Western State Law School and in the paralegal program at U.C. Irvine, and has participated in various seminars and programs. The attorneys affiliated with the practice also have expertise and experience handling transactional matters, including setting up corporations and partnerships, negotiating and drafting contracts, acquiring or selling real estate or businesses, and providing planning advice, with an emphasis on business, real estate, and professional medical clients.

The Pistone Law Group LLP has arrangements with various other attorneys and/or attorney groups for expertise and assistance as needed (for example, in large litigation matters), to allow the flexibility and affordability of a small practice, with the resources and expertise of a larger firm when needed.

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Thomas Pistone

4343 Von Karman Ave
Suite 250
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: (949) 864-9660
Email: [email protected]