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I am an Echo Park attorney.  Choose the right lawyer you can trust and who is a part of your community.  As a lawyer, I provide quality legal services to working people and owners of small businesses. Many people work hard to achieve financial success and may occasionally need an experienced attorney to protect their legal interest. Business contracts, joint ventures, consumer transactions, family law, tenancy, home ownership, wills and estate planning are part of the legal services I provide.

For community inquiry about Friends of Echo Park please send me an email through the Contact section at the end of this page. Please type “Friends of Echo Park” in the message box. If you would like to receive occasional legal updates, please also use the Contact section at the end of this page and type “Legal Updates” in the message box. Thank you for your interest.


I bring to the table experienced legal representation to achieve successful outcomes for my clients. I have over 25 years of legal experience to assist you with complex legal issues. Partnership agreements and other joint venture business proposals require thorough legal analysis before executing. Recent California mortgage laws have been enacted to protect the legal rights of homeowners. Same-sex marriages are legal in all 50 states. California same-sex couples who made their estate plans prior to the United States Supreme Court decisions in 2013 and 2015 may need to review their plans in light of these decisions.

I have lived in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles for over 30 years. My volunteer community involvement includes being a founding member of the Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council (GEPENC) and the first elected president. As president of GEPENC, I worked closely with then city councilmember (now Los Angeles Mayor) Eric Garcetti.

Thank you for your trust and your business.

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Approaching Senior Law (NOT JUST FOR SENIORS) Edendale Branch Library Echo Park 2011 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026 (213) 207-3000 Tuesday July 8, 2014 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM PRESENTER: Thomas DeBoe, Attorney at Law, was the first elected president of Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council. Mr. DeBoe has 20 years experience […]

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