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Thomas Estes

Thomas Estes

Former Judge- Put Experience on Your Side
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Divorce ...
  • Massachusetts
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Thomas Estes has in the practice of law for over 22 years in various capacities, including Associate Justice of the District Court in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

After receiving his law degree from William & Mary School of Law, He was a successful Patent and Trademark Litigation Attorney in Virginia, then moved on to becoming a Public Defender in Northern Virginia, where he very passionately defended indigent clients.

Thomas moved to Massachusetts in 2002 where he first worked as a Public Defender and in 2006 was promoted to Attorney-in-Charge for Committee for Public Counsel Services.

In 2014, Thomas became a District Court Judge in Massachusetts where he presided over a large range of types of cases; felony & misdemeanor criminal cases, housing court, and various types of civil cases.

If you are in need of an experienced, zealous advocate, call Attorney Estes.

College of William and Mary
S.J.D. (1996) | Law
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Professional Experience
District Court Judge
Massachusetts Judiciary
Committee for Public Counsel Services, Public Defender Division
? Directed the Northampton District Court Office, which is responsible for representing indigent clients in the District Courts in Hampshire and Franklin Counties. ? Supervised six attorneys, an investigator, a social worker and an administrative assistant. ? Trained new attorneys in all aspects of criminal defense. ? In 2006, managed the opening of the Northampton District Court Office. Built and fostered positive relationships with judges, clerks, probation offices, prosecutors and bar advocate programs. Established protocols and procedures for the efficient acquisition and resolution of cases. ? Represented clients charged with felonies and misdemeanors in Superior and District Court in jury trials, bench trials, dangerousness hearings, violations of probation, bail revocations and mental health commitments. ? Interviewed and hired staff and new attorneys. ? Served as faculty at multiple management, staff attorney and bar advocate trainings.
Public Defender
Committee for Public Counsel Services, Public Defender Division
? Represented indigent clients charged with serious felonies in Superior and District Court. ? Superior Court jury trials including rape, indecent assault and battery, breaking and entering, larceny in a building, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and aggravated assault and battery.
Deputy Public Defender
Office of the Public Defender for the City and County of Fairfax
? Managed an office of 23 attorneys and 10 staff; interacted with judges, the Office of Probation and Parole, the District Attorney’s office and the Juvenile and Adult Detention Centers on behalf of the office.
Patent and Trademark Litigation Attorney
Oliff and Berridge, PLC
Professional Associations
State Bar of Massachusetts
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Hampshire County Bar Association
- Current
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Hampden County Bar Association
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
ID Number: 600908
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Virginia State Bar
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  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Unable to take pro bono or free cases at this time
Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
White Collar Crime
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Consumer Law
Class Action, Lemon Law
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Foreclosure Defense
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Juvenile Law
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
  • Chinese: Spoken
  • English
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Contact & Map
Estes Law Offices
Old School Commons
Corner of New South Street & Main Street
17 New South Street
Suite 101
Northampton, MA 01060
Telephone: (413) 200-3011
Cell: (413) 200-3011
Fax: (413) 517-0653
Notice: We are available nights and weekends for criminal clients who have been taken into custody