Law Firm of Thomas F. McKenna

Firm Overview

I have been practicing law for over 24 years. My law practice focuses on criminal defense.

Example cases

I settled a nationally-publicized case in which a mother and father had left their kids alone at home while they went on a trip. Both parents were released and they did not become a public name.

Main Office
201 North Civic Drive
Walnut Creek  CA  94596
  • (925) 933-7500
  • (925) 933-4515


Free Initial Consultation?
Yes, I do offer a free initial consultation.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Flat retainer fee that handles the case up to trial; a daily trial fee to be determined.

Personal injury on contingency fee.

(We take all credit cards.)
Hourly Rates

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Office Manager
Claudia Fernandez
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I started in criminal defense because I wanted to be in court. I can't imagine sitting in an office doing research--I want to get in the thick of things, and I have fun when I'm doing it.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Before I even hear my client's story, I educate them. I explain what the law is and the elements of the criminal procedure.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

No, this is unnecessary.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

No, in a criminal case, I wouldn't even represent myself.

Thomas McKenna

I worked for attorney Bill Glass from 1986 to 1987.

I have lived a real life and done what normal people do; I had to work my way through law school, and didn't have anything handed to me.

My clients get treated better than anyone else's.

I am down to earth, and casual but professional. I'm not here to impress with my style of clothing.

Personal interests:

My family (my wife and son) and music.

  • Bar Number: 120882
    California , 1985
  • John F. Kennedy
    J.D. , 1985
    Walnut Creek, CA
    I worked during the day to pay for law school.

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