Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., 1981
Santa Clara University, English, magna cum laude, B.A., 1978
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
General Civil Litigation
State Bar of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Lynn R. Toma has more than 30 years of civil litigation experience in a wide variety of legal fields, including employment law, counseling both employees and employers regarding employment abuses; filing civil actions for discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination for violation of state and federal employment laws; filing administrative complaints with the DFEH, and successfully mediating and settling approximately a million dollars in settlements in 19 months.
Lynn also has substantial experience in litigating legal malpractice actions, which requires gaining familiarity with the underlying areas of law in which the attorneys committed malpractice. She has therefore acquired a basic understanding of family law, trusts and estates, and probate litigation by suing practitioners in these fields, and a deep understanding of the standard of care attorneys must meet while litigating civil actions.
Additionally, Lynn has practiced personal injury law, and has represented plaintiffs in all manner of tort actions including automobile accidents, products liability cases, medical malpractice cases, premises liability cases, and cases involving dangerous conditions of public property. The cases involving dangerous conditions of public property were against federal, state or local governmental entities, in which the dangerous condition was caused by design defects in roadways, inadequate signage, activities which involved a peculiar risk of harm, failure to repair or maintain public property, etc.
Other areas of practice have included contract disputes, business disputes, financial elder abuse, and insurance bad faith.
Lynn’s diverse background enables her to evaluate cases and recognize issues across multiple legal fields for a depth of analysis that uncovers potential legal issues that are not apparent.