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Tommy Q. Gallardo

Tommy Q. Gallardo has been an attorney with Nemecek & Cole since 2004.

Tommy has received recognition by Los Angeles Magazine as a Southern California Rising Star five times and as a Super Lawyer five times for his practice in the areas of business litigation and professional liability defense. He is a “go-to” attorney at Nemecek & Cole to handle complicated litigation and has extensive experience as a litigator, including handling business litigation, professional liability defense, employment litigation, and real estate litigation cases in state and federal court.

Tommy’s clients include companies, law firms, trustees, and insurance brokers. Tommy represents many well-known and prestigious businesses, law firms, attorneys, and other professionals in Los Angeles and beyond. Prior to joining Nemecek & Cole, Tommy practiced general civil litigation as a sole practitioner handling a wide variety of cases for plaintiffs and the defense.


Practice Areas

  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Business Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Appellate Practice


B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1995 cum laude with honors
Environmental and Natural Resources Law Certificate, Lewis & Clark Law School
J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School, 1998

Charitable Involvement

Teen Court Program at Van Nuys High School run by Justice Sandy R. Kriegler, Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Five, and by Supervising Judge Richard H. Kirschner, the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles, Northwest District, Van Nuys Courthouse.


California State Bar
United States District Court for the Central District of California
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022 and 2023 Southern California Super Lawyer for Professional Liability Defense. Super Lawyers, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 “Southern California Rising Star” for Business Litigation and Professional Liability Defense.

Personal Background

Tommy was born in 1972 in Thousand Oaks, California, and lives in Newbury Park with his wife and children.

Published Decisions

  • Sprengel v. Zbylut (2019) 40 Cal.App.5th 1028
  • In re Steve Sedgwick (2016) 560 B.R. 786 [dismissal based on Barton doctrine]
  • Jocer v. Price (2010) 183 Cal.App.4th 559
  • Westrec Marina Management, Inc. v. Arrowhead Indem. Co. (2008) 163 Cal.App.4th 1387

Publications/Speaking Engagements

Speaker at “Discovery Skills for Legal Staff” seminar presented by Lorman Education Services, January 2007.