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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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Summary

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.

Education
College of William and Mary
S.J.D. (1996) | Law
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University of Virginia
(1990)
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Professional Experience
District Court Judge
Massachusetts Judiciary
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Attorney-in-Charge
Committee for Public Counsel Services, Public Defender Division
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? 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
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? 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
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? 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
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Massachusetts
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
ID Number: 600908
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Virginia
Virginia State Bar
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    On most cases
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major cards accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Only on certain types of cases. Contact for more info.
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Divorce
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • White Collar Crime
  • Business Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Family Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Juvenile Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Patents
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Real Estate Law
  • Products Liability
Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Office of Thomas Estes
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Facebook Page of Estes Law Offices
Contact & Map
Law Office of Thomas Estes
150 Main St.
Suite 28
Northampton, MA 01060
USA
Telephone: (413) 320-0077
Fax: (413) 517-0653