Thomas J. D'Amato, Attorney at Law

Contact Tom: 925-317-1300


Tom is an experienced litigator and legal counselor. Chief among his areas of practice are professional services, business, and real estate litigation. In addition to his work in the trial courts, Tom represents clients in administrative and disciplinary proceedings. Through his results-driven team approach, Tom helps businesses, organizations, families and individuals to achieve their legal goals.

Professional and Community Contributions

Tom is an active member of DRI, the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel. Tom served the 22,000 member organization for three years as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Pacific Region. Tom's held leadership and steering committee positions on the Professional Liability, Lawyers Professionalism and Ethics, Public Service, Membership and Young Lawyers committees. He chaired the State and Local Defense Organization Relationship Committee. He frequently speaks and writes on topics relating to professional services, law practice management and ethics.

Tom is a member of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability and the Bar Association of San Francisco and Contra Costa County. 

Tom served as the President of the Board of Directors for Diablo Valley Montessori School, was a Member of the Board of Directors of the California Institute for Rural Studies and is an inactive Member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, San Francisco Lodge No. 3.

Prior to forming D'Amato Law Corporation, Tom was a Shareholder at a prominent San Francisco law firm where he practiced for 15 years. 

T.J., as he is known to his family and friends, is most proud of his role as husband, father and friend in his hometown of Orinda, California. 


  • All the Courts of the State of California
  • Federal District Court for the State of California, Northern, Eastern, and Central Districts
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law
  • B.A., University of California, San Diego