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Law Offices of Thomas C. Walker

Palo Alto, CA, Santa Clara

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Law Offices of Thomas C. Walker

Palo Alto, CA, Santa Clara

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Rick S.

7 May 2019

It's no often when one can say they got MORE than their money's worth.  Attorney Thomas Walker and his staff are amazing!  Starting with the initial consultation, Tom took his time to understand my employment issue, listen to my concerns and advise me of my options.  In each session, Tom made it count. Not once did I ever feel rushed and can tell Tom is one of the top employment attorneys you'll find.  I initially came across this office through the great reviews I saw in yelp.  They seemed too good to be true.  But I can affirm they are correct. Hopefully I won't need his services again, but if I do, I am BEYOND confident in this office!  I completely and fully endorse Tom and his staff.  Thank you! More...

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Glenn C.

1 March 2019

I called Tom for advice and he listened to my situation and provided clarity on how I should frame my decision making. He provided something rare today - wisdom. I will be using his services as I progress forward. More...

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Trevor D.

12 December 2018

Tom is a straight shooter who will give you considered opinions and legal assessment. Excellent resource to avoid emotionally charged decision making when negotiating severance. Contributed to well written correspondence maximizing positioning for financial improvement while balancing for an amicable relationship with former employer. More...

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Dilip C.

2 November 2018

Did you know that you could actually negotiate your severance when your company lets you go (especially for no fault of yours)? I didn't. Tom helped me realize that I had the power to do that. Not only that, he listens to you and understands that each individual has a unique situation. He works with you patiently and gives you great ideas. What is important is that he stays with you through the process until you succeed. I would happily recommend Tom in a heartbeat! More...

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Cindy L.

30 March 2018

Mr. Walker was a nice man but he seemed annoyed with me when we talked. I did have to call back a few times before I got ahold him so that might be the reason why. We spent 10 mins in the phone but didn't really ask me questions about my case. But he did give some advice on how to deal with my situation. I would have given him a 5 stars if I felt I was being heard and not rushed off the phone. Nonetheless, it may have been bad timing on my part and not patient to let him return my call. More...

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John K.

22 June 2017

Tom is phenomenal in every way.  Besides his fantastic grasp of employment law, including the very important areas that an employee should care most about, he is very caring and offers very timely and thorough reviews of agreements.  I had an initial call with Tom, and then went through a very complete review of my situation the next day.  Virtually all of his recommendations were satisfactorily settled, and he allowed me to follow up with additional questions about minute areas of the separation.  I found Tom through his incredible reviews on Yelp, and I want to add to his stellar reviews with one of my own.  I completely recommend him, and know that he will be an incredible partner to have on your side during challenging employer/employee separations.. More...

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Robyn B.

26 February 2017

Tom is awesome, hands down. He offered advice freely before I paid or signed a contract! When it came time to discuss his fee, he was reasonable and accommodating. Tom is very direct and to the point. He responded to my emails quickly and was able to work within very short deadlines. He redlined my contract, talked me through his notes on the phone, answered all my questions thoroughly, and gave me really solid advice. In the end I was able to negotiate a fair and reasonable contract. More...

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Laura B.

22 December 2016

Tom was very insightful and got straight to the point. I did a complimentary legal consult with him over the phone. He provided me with all the information I needed to move forward with claiming illegal wage deductions that weren't stated in my contract. I asked a lot of questions because I'm neurotic like that and he patiently answered single every one with an honest demeanor. He wasn't pushy at all and recommended a course of action that was easy and would save me legal fees. Thank you so much Tom for being supportive and helping me through a stressful time! More...

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peter r.

17 August 2016

Emailed about advice regarding a severance agreement and whether it was worth bringing an age discrimination complaint to the DFEH.  Tom advised against it but suggested that I try and negotiate something additional to my severance package.  He referred me to his website which has tons of useful information.  I emailed back the company and proposed several additional company-paid months of COBRA which they agreed to.  Thanks Tom! More...

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John Comerford

27 May 2016

Thomas Walker is a great attorney. I explained a wrongful termination problem to him and he immediately understood the situation and had the experience and skills to suggest a course of action that would be the absolute best. He says it like it is, and I have great confidence that he will send you in the right direction. If you have a good case he will tell you how to approach it, and if your case is weak he will tell you that too so that you will not just be wasting your time. If you have an employment situation that you need help with, Thomas Walker is the attorney to call. He is also a specialist in helping employees negotiate good severance packages, so it is a great idea to let him help you get a better deal if you are about to leave you company. More...

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Mark Y.

11 January 2016

I was terminated from a company which offered a good package to leave quietly during an executive shake-up -- but not a great package. I contacted Tom via email and explained the situation. He assessed my options and recommended I gently push back, but not so much as to jeopardize the offer on the table. I didn't get anywhere. Then, after further consideration, he contacted me again and suggested I write a complete letter to the SVP of HR (of a company with 150,000 people working as employees or contractors) explaining my request but not threatening, as a last resort. (What have you got to lose?) I didn't expect much and didn't hear anything back. But on the day I signed my exit paperwork, I got a call from a junior HR person saying to wait for new paperwork - which gave me everything I asked for, and - bonus - changed the policy to the benefit of everyone in the company who faced a similar situation! The value of this change to me alone was worth nearly half-a-million dollars.  Guess what Tom charged me? Nothing, zero, zilch. His sound advice and encouragement made all the difference. More...

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Edwin L.

5 December 2015

Tom is great to work with.  He offers various perspectives to help you work through your options.  It was comforting to know that you have a reliable advocate on your side against the resources of a company during a difficult time.  That alone is worth having Tom work with you. More...

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JusBhonest M.

1 June 2015

Tom Walker is a  very professional attorney who talks to and listens to people. His quick expert knowledge has given me a greater understanding as to what I need to do regarding a legal issue.  Like most of us, I appreciate an attorney that knows the facts and tells you right away. I am so grateful for his help and advice which saved me a lot of money. His honesty is impeccable. More...

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Chris P.

8 April 2015

Tom Walker is a credit to his profession. He steered me through some tough times with his upbeat and positive attitude. At times it seemed we were David versus Goliath but Tom never wavered in his belief in my case and at the end of the day we prevailed. I will be eternally grateful for your help and advice. More...

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Frank G.

6 December 2014

Tom knows his facts and he is a great employment law attorney. He demonstrated this throughout my compensation negotiations. This is not however the reason that I recommend Tom with the highest rating. Tom sets himself apart because he understands that his clients are going through a myriad of conflicting emotions and uncertainty. Tom instills confidence through his firm grasp of the law and he reinforces with clarity the leverage that you do hold in the negotiation. He encourages you to be very clear about what it is you want to achieve and he consistently "brings you back" from the emotional edge to the facts at hand. In my case, I credit Tom's guidance with preserving my credibility and focusing our position on what truly mattered. More...

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Carol M.

14 November 2014

Tom Walker was very helpful with my employment law problem -- an age discrimination issue. Tom was knowledgable and organized. He helped me every step of the way and made sure that I understood what I needed to know. We were successful in the outcome of the case, and I know this was due to Tom's expertise and experience. I definitely recommend him and would go back to him if I had another issue. More...

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Rick N.

25 October 2014

Unfortunately I have hired 3 poor attorneys in the past. Tom is a professional who is well prepared and able to make quick decisions. In employment related law he is exceptional, honest and has a deep understanding. More...

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kathleen s.

21 January 2014

I really like this guy. He was recommended to me from a friend who just got out of court with Tom. My friend was on the opposing team, and said that Mr Walker gave him a good pummeling. Always a good sign.More importantly, Mr. Walker is a kind, compassionate attorney that you can share anything with, and he will give you suggestions, a plan and satisfactory results. He is approachable, realistic, thoughtful and great counsel. What's more: he saves dominating the argument for the courtroom, not your time with him. He listens, and has great advice. I consider Mr  Walker not only a great attorney with realistic ideas and great results... but also a friend.He is the best!! More...

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Lex L.

20 June 2012

Tom Walker represented me after I was harrassed at work for a lengthy period of time and was unable to tolerate the enviornment.  I worked for a large, national company.  HR was not my friend.  I finally got the nerve up to take action and resolve this negative work enviornment.  I called Tom.  He had previously assisted a relative to make a clean break when she was the CEO of a financial institution.  His positive results in negotiating a severance convinced me to retain Tom for my situation.If you need an excellent, seasoned, reality based, understanding,  attorney to represent you (the employee) I can only say Tom Walker is the best you can get.He got results.  He told me the truth about what to expect. His experience and sense of humor really helped guide me through what could have been a nightmarish situation.Did I say results?  It is tough being an employee and fighting for your rights.  I feel my employer considered employees as something less than human beings.I am VERY VERY pleased with ALL the results Tom obtained for me.   I am SO glad I took the step, called Tom, and retained him to represent me.Tom went the extra mile for me.  He is agressive in fighting for his clients yet compassionate to his clients needs.I recommend Tom Walker to anyone who is in need of employee representation due to work related issues. Thanks Tom, for guiding me through what could have been a frightening journey. More...

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John C.

16 June 2012

Thomas Walker is a great attorney. I explained a wrongful termination problem to him and he immediately understood the situation and had the experience and skills to suggest a course of action that would be the absolute best. He says it like it is, and I have great confidence that he will send you in the right direction. If you have a good case he will tell you how to approach it, and if your case is weak he will tell you that too so that you will not just be wasting your time. If you have an employment situation that you need help with, Thomas Walker is the attorney to call. More...

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