Thomas J. D'Amato, Attorney at Law

Contact Tom: 925-317-1300


Tom is a Certified Specialist in Legal Malpractice Law and the lead trial lawyer at D'Amato Law Corporation, a litigation and business law firm. Chief among his areas of practice are professional malpractice, ethics and fee disputes as well as general commercial and real estate litigation. In addition to his work in the trial courts, Tom represents clients in disciplinary proceedings and administrative hearings. Through his results-driven team approach, Tom helps counsel businesses, organizations, families and individuals to achieve their legal goals.

Professional and Community Contributions

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

As 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 the President of the Orinda Chamber of Commerce. He formerly 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. 


  • State Bar of California

  • Certified Specialist, Legal Malpractice Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

  • 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