Thomas M. Dempsey, Esq.

Thomas M. Dempsey, Esq.


Mr. Dempsey is a nationally recognized trial attorney, obtaining numerous million-dollar verdicts and settlements. His practice emphasizes spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries in state and federal courts. Yearly named as a “Super Lawyer” yearly since 2004, he is the recipient of the Public Justice Foundation 2009 Champion of Justice and the 2011 Public Justice Achievement Award for the case of Castaneda v. State of California (voted one of the top ten verdicts of 2010 by the Los Angeles Daily Journal). He is also a member of the National Trial Lawyers “Top 100 Lawyers in California.”


  • Former Executive Committee member, current member of Board of Governors and Traumatic Brian Injury Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice
  • Past President of Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (1993); received its Ted Horn Memorial Award (1994); has twice been its Trial Lawyer of the Year nominee; and as a finalist for CAOC’S esteemed 2010-2011 Consumer Attorney of the Year Award
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates since 1978
  • Member of the United States Supreme Court Bar
  • President of the National Melvin Belli Society
  • Former adjunct professor at Southwestern Law School and Whittier Law School.
  • Legal commentator in both the electronic and printed media on topics such as the O.J. Simpson civil trial, medical negligence recovery limitations, travel industry litigation, etc.


Discovery, Federal, Fee Disputes, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Products Liability and Professional Liability


Tom Dempsey is a graduate of the ADR program at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University. He is a 10-year participant in the Los Angeles Superior Court’s ADR program as well as the 3-Crash Program in various superior courts throughout LA county. Mr. Dempsey has participated in private mediations and party arbitrations in medical malpractice cases.

Mr. Dempsey is available throughout California.

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