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Tomas A. Guterres


Mr. Guterres’ practice focuses on public entity liability, labor and employment law and professional liability. For more information about Mr. Guterres’ practice areas, please call or email him at your convenience.


Loyola Law School (J.D. 1990)

Boston University (B.A. International Relations 1987)

Bar Admissions

California, 1991

Court Admissions

United States District Court, Central District of California, 1992; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 2004;

Professional Memberships

State Bar of California

Los Angeles County Dependency Court Tort Committee (2004)

Los Angeles County Bar Association (Juvenile Courts Task Force, Trustee 2004-2005)

Pasadena Bar Association

Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

Japanese American Bar Association (Judicial Appointments Committee 1997-2000, Board of Governors 1998-2000, Treasurer 1999-2000, President-Elect 2001, President 2002)

Multi-Cultural Bar Alliance (President 2003)

Recent Publications and Seminars

Standard of Care for Attorneys in Child Welfare Cases

Human Resource Law Update – Managing Leaves, Absenteeism and Substance Abuse Issues Under Current ADA, FMLA and Other Laws & Employee Privacy in the Work Place

Published Decisions

Paz v. State of California (2000) 22 Cal.4th 550

County of Los Angeles v. Superior Court (Crystal B.) (2001) 91Cal.App.4th 1303

Jeffrey M. Galen v. County of Los Angeles (2007) 477 Fed.3rd 652 (9th Cir. 2007)

Goldstein v. Superior Court (2008) 45 Cal.4th 218

A.N. vs. County of Los Angeles (2009) 171 Cal.App.4th 1058

County of Los Angeles v. Superior Court (Charles William West) (2009)181 Cal.App.4th 218

Practice Areas

  • Trial
  • Public Entity Liability
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Professional Liability

Telephone: 626-243-1100

Email: tguterres@ccmslaw.com

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