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Thomas D. Mauriello

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Phone: (619) 940-1606
Phone: (949) 542-3555
Fax: (949) 606-9690

1230 Columbia St #1140
San Diego, California 92101


J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 1988

B.A., Brown University, 1983

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Pennsylvania, 1988
New Jersey, 1988
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1988
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1988
California, 1989
U.S. District Courts, Southern, Central, Northern Districts of California, 1989
U.S. District Courts, Eastern District of California, 2008
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1989
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

State Bar of California Membership No. 144811
Member Since: 1989
Member, Legislation Committee, Environmental Law Section (1995-1998)

Consumer Attorneys of California
Member Since: 2010

Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
Member Since: 1998
Member, Board of Directors - 2017 to Present

Federal Legislation Committee
Member Since: 2014
Co-Chairman - 2015 to Present

National Association of Shareholder & Consumer Attorneys (“NASCAT”)
Member Since: 2007

Orange County Bar Association
Member Since: 2006
Member, Administration of Justice Committee
Member, Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee

Legal Biography
  • Principal, Mauriello Law Firm, APC, 1996-Present
  • Panel Attorney, Appellate Defenders, Inc., San Diego, CA, 1994-2000
  • Cohen & Hubachek, San Diego, CA, 1994-1996
  • Law Offices of John Reaves, San Diego, CA, 1994
  • Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach, San Diego, CA , 1989-1994
  • Judicial Clerk to Hon. Robert E. Cowen, United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, Trenton, NJ and Philadelphia, PA,1988-1989
  • Law Clerk, Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, San Francisco, CA, 1987
  • Legal Assistant, Sage Gray Todd & Simms, New York, NY, 1983-1985
Legal Activities and Awards
  • Sierra Club, Angeles Chapter - Litigation Coordinator (Since 2008) & Conservation Legal Committee Member (Since 2007)
  • Lecturer, Environmental Litigation, California State University, East Bay (2001-2003)
  • State Bar of California Environmental Law Section, Member, Legislation Committee (1995-1998)
  • Sierra Club Special Achievement Award for work on Citizens Against the Jackson Drive Extension v. City of San Diego (1992)   
  • Member, University of San Diego Law Review (1986-1988)
  • Legal Articles Editor, Motions (Law School Newspaper) (1987-1988)
  • Law Clerk, Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, San Francisco, CA (1987)
Published Opinions
Annunziato v. eMachines, Inc., 402 F.Supp.2nd 1133 (C.D. Cal. 2005)
Community Activities
  • Coach, National Junior Basketball, 2006-2008
  • Coach, South Coast Boys & Girls Club Volleyball, 2008
  • Prior Volunteer Work: Volunteers in Parole, San Diego AIDS Project
Client Reviews
Tom, thank you for your all help. Among the three other attorneys I talked with, I chose you because you really listened, asked thoughtful questions and sought all information to understand my situation. That gave me confidence in you above all others. I am a believer in receiving feedback, so I just wanted to share my thoughts with you. If I come across anyone that is looking for counsel in this industry I will certainly refer them your way. Scott Yi, Securities Registered Representative
Thomas was very thorough, kind and truly cared about me and my case. He went above and beyond the call of duty. Every time I contacted him he me made me feel like a very important client. His skills, intelligence and demeanor lead to a victory in the courtroom! Susan De Diminicantanio
As a business development consultant, there have been times to which I am in need of counsel for the review and strategic advice a range of diversified employment and compensation packages. In this sense, Thomas Mauriello has been my trusted counsel, paying particular attention to the settle nuances the language and structure of contractual agreements, and rely heavily on his expert opinion as a plaintiff's lawyer! Emma Makinen, DOAP Kitchens, LLC
Our Family needed an attorney who was knowledgeable with FINRA and Tom proved to be very familiar with FINRA. We found him, trustworthy, thorough, honest and sympathetic during an emotionally stressful time with our Family. Annette Hellmich
I would recommend Mr. Mauriello highly - - to anyone - - - wish I had more friends in the area who need an attorney! He was extremely knowledgeable, timely, courteous, - AND - he won my case! Would call him again in an instant should the need arise. Nancy Brown