Thomas W. Dominick

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Firm partner Thomas W. Dominick is the chairman of the firm's Trusts and Estates Department and focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning and litigation; probate; trust administration; real estate; business litigation; creditors' rights; and appellate practice. Mr. Dominick is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, as certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He has been named as one of Southern California's Super Lawyers, as published in Los Angeles Magazine in each of the years 2018 to 2021 and was selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the Top 100 Trust & Estates Lawyers in the State of California for 2018.

Mr. Dominick received his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University at San Bernardino and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1985, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; U.S. District Court, Central and Northern Districts of California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Claims Court; and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Dominick has attained the highest possible peer review rating of “AV” from Martindale-Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys, indicating preeminent legal ability and the highest ethical standards. He is a member of the San Bernardino County (President, 2009-2010, Director 2005-2009, Member, Probate Section), Western San Bernardino County Bar Association (Director), Riverside County and American (Member, Probate Section) Bar Associations; State Bar of California (Member, Trusts and Estates Section); and The American Inns of Court, Joseph B. Campbell Chapter (Master of the Bench).

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 1985


  • Juris Doctor, University of San Diego, 1985
  • Bachelor of Arts, (Business Administration) California State University at San Bernardino, 1981

Professional Organizations/Memberships:

Martindale-Hubbell Peer-Review Rating:

  • “AV”


  • Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Southern California Super Lawyer, 2017-2021
  • Recipient, Bureau of National Affairs Law Week Award, 1985
  • Judge Advocate General, Seal Beach Yacht Club, 2003-2005
  • Recipient, Joseph P. Hertel "Outstanding Rotarian" Award, 2009
  • Recipient, Jack R. Freeman "Service Above Self" Award. 2012

Reported Cases

  • Estate of Bonanno (2008) 165 Cal.App. 4th 7 (trial and appellate counsel)
  • Estate of Garrett (2008) 159 Cal.App. 4th 831 (trial counsel)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Atty., Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino
  • Panel Attorneys, College Legal Clinic at California State University at San Bernardino
  • Fee Arbitrator, San Bernardino County Bar Association

The law firm Fullerton, Lemann, Schaefer & Dominick, LLP represents clients in estate planning, trust and probate law matters in San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange and Los Angeles Counties and throughout the Southern California communities of the Inland Empire, including San Bernardino, Riverside, Redlands, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Chino, Chino Hills, Ontario, Fontana, Rialto, Colton, Bloomington, Loma Linda, Highland, Yucaipa, Calimesa, Banning, Beaumont, Moreno Valley and Corona, the Mountain communities of Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear Lake, Running Springs and Wrightwood, the High Desert communities of Victorville, Barstow, Hesperia, Apple Valley and Adelanto and the Low Desert communities of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indian Wells and Bermuda Dunes.

San Bernardino Office
215 North D Street, Suite 100
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Tel: 909-963-1542
Costa Mesa Office
369 San Miguel Drive, Suite 265
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Tel: 949-419-6163
RSM Office
30211 Ave. De Las Banderas., Suite 200
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Tel: 760-779-9572
Palm Desert Office
77564-A Country Club Dr., Suite 132
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Tel: 760-779-9572