Welcome to the Trombadore Gonden Law Group LLP. 
J. Thomas (Tom) Trombadore and David M. Gonden are the principals of the firm and are committed to providing high quality legal services to clients of the firm with professionalism and integrity in a boutique law firm setting.  We believe in  bringing personal attention to each client's matter and doing so with practiced discipline, professionalism, thoughtful attention to detail and good preparation.

We have been engaged in the private law practice since 1988, based in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Before starting this firm, Tom was a partner at Nixon Peabody LLP and Lillick and Charles LLP.  David was an associate at Lillick & Charles LLP and senior trial counsel at Holland & Knight LLP for over a decade before joining Tom to start this firm and to continue bringing the same high quality legal services and personal attention to each client of the firm.

Both Tom and David's practice and experience has focused on three main areas covering civil litigation matters in a variety of subjects including professional liability, insurance, real estate, construction defect & commercial leasing disputes, securities, title insurance and title claims, institutional trustee and other fiduciary liability issues, environmental tort and remediation issues, consumer class actions, product defects, intellectual property, labor and employment disputes and others. 

The partners' litigation experience includes all phases of litigation such as civil bench and jury trials in both state and federal courts, arbitrations and alternative dispute resolution techniques.  Tom also has extensive training and continues to pursue advanced training as a third-party neutral, or mediator, of civil disputes and provide mediation services as a third-party neutral.

In addition to their litigation practice, Both Tom and David counsel businesses, real estate developers, general contractors and business clients in a variety of basic business and personal matters.  We also have a network of other professionals in a variety of disciplines, including lawyers, upon whose expertise we can call upon regularly to assist as appropriate to the size and particular needs of each client's matter.  We believe in the multi-disciplinary approach to the development of meaningful business solutions, and will assemble the required professional(s) bringing the needed expertise together to develop well-thought-out and pragmatic solutions so clients can achieve their objectives and succeed. 

In addition to their main civil litigation trial practices, Tom has particular expertise in serving California-based, nonprofit organizations as outside general counsel in nearly all aspects of general business issues. These issues include start-up and incorporation or LLC formation, organizational issues, governance, all best practice and compliance aspects of fundraising activities and related registration and reporting issues, non-profit corporate tax compliance issues, strategic planning issues, successful capital development planning and implementation, commercial leasing, recruitment and retention of key personnel, board development and succession issues, conflict avoidance and management, mergers, acquisitions and dissolution/winding up procedures. 

For more details about our particular practice experience, please go to the Biography page.