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Top Attorney - Orange County - 2015

Kendra Thomas,
Esq., CFLS
Thomas Law Offices, APC
620 Newport Center Drive, 11th Floor
Newport Beach, CA 92660

ATTORNEY AND CERTIFIED FAMILY LAW SPECIALIST Kendra Thomas knows the law can sometimes be difficult to grasp.

'The system is not easy to understand,' says Thomas. 'In family law, you have the ability to really see people at their most vulnerable, and they grapple with making major life decisions in an environment they maybe don't completely understand. And many times those decisions are very emotional.'

Her team at Thomas Law Offices in Newport Beach, however, is fully dedicated to helping clients reach their financial and legal goals.

"Regardless of why clients are here," she says, "they can expect understanding and compassion. They can expect a full explanation of the law and legal action, and I think that can be very empowering."

Certified as a mediator by the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, Thomas opened her offices in 2007. She has developed her skills and experience in the areas of child custody and support, divorce and legal separation, domestic partnerships and same-sex relationships, domestic violence, marital agreements, spousal support, divorce mediation and more.

"You can really make a difference in terms of how you get someone through to the next part of their life," Thomas says.

She achieves that by employing alternative solutions. For example, besides standard mediation, Thomas Law Offices can help clients resolve family law matters using alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration.

"We also have the ability to do more of a collaborative mediation," Thomas says. In that process, expert therapists or accountants might be brought in to help clients make the most educated and informed decisions. "I think I have the ability to determine what approach is necessary to reach our clients' goals," she says. "My experience has given me the ability to think outside of the box and utilize creative options."

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