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    Laguna Beach, California 9265
Davis Toft, APC, Laguna Beach
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Thomas P. Davis

Founder and Principal​​​ | [email protected]

Tom Davis is the founder and principal of Davis Toft. Tom has been a practicing attorney in Orange County, California since 1976, primarily as a civil litigator. His experience includes seven years as a partner in the Newport Beach office of a major international law firm. Tom has been the lead trial attorney in over 100 trials throughout Southern California, including disputes in federal and state courts in the counties of Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, San Bernardino, and Riverside.

Most recently, Tom has practiced in the fields of business, real estate, construction, and environmental litigation. He’s also handled cases involving commercial disputes, partnership and corporate disputes, probate litigation, and advocacy before hearing boards of the City of Laguna Beach and
Dana Point.

Tom has also represented clients in professional licensing hearings before an administrative law panel.

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Professional Background

Areas Of Concentration
  • Real Estate and Construction Disputes
  • Business and Commercial Disputes
  • Partnership and Corporate Disputes
  • Probate Litigation
Professional Accolades

AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Admitted To Practice
  • 1975 – State of Oregon
  • 1976 – State of California
  • 1976 – U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • 1988 – U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • 1989 – U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • Bachelor of Arts, 1972, summa cum laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa​
  • University of Southern California
  • Juris Doctor, 1975
  • Duke University
Associate Professor
  • Lewis and Clark Northwestern
  • College of Law, 1975 – 1976
  • Demystifying MERS (2013)
  • Standards for Professionalism and Civility among Attorneys and Legal Professionals (2009)
  • The One-Action Rule (2011)
  • ​Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Governance (The Basics) 2014, 2016
  • Founding Director, Chhahari (Nepalese Orphanage)
  • Chair, Laguna Beach Community Foundation
  • Former Director, President, and Vice President of Laguna Shanti
  • Former Director of the Friendship Shelter
  • Former Director of the SchoolPower Endowment Fund
  • Vestry, St. Mary Episcopal Church, Laguna Beach
Professional Affiliations/Community Involvement
  • Orange County and American Bar Associations
  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Oregon (inactive member)

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