Best Law Firms" in the United States, U.S. News & World Report has repeatedly named the Law Office of Edward J. Thomas as one of California’s few "first tier" law firms, as the only "first tier" law firm in Bakersfield in any area of practice, and as the only "first tier" family law firm in Central California. For client satisfaction, the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has repeatedly named the firm one of the top 10 family law firms in California. The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys named firm founder, Edward J. Thomas, one of the "Top 10 Family Law attorneys in California," and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel recognized him as "a Member of the Nation’s Top One Percent" of family law lawyers. Both the American College of Family Trial Lawyers and the National Advocates include Mr. Thomas on their respective lists of the top 100 family law trial lawyers in the United States. Based on a survey of judges and lawyers who do family law, the Bakersfield Californian named Mr. Thomas "Bakersfield’s Best Family Law Attorney." Mr. Thomas is generally acknowledged to be Bakersfield's best divorce lawyer. Ninety-five percent of our clients’ cases settle because of our reputation for working harder, preparing more, and obtaining better results at trial than other lawyers. If your case does not settle, we have an experienced, sophisticated, and powerful trial team that is willing, able, and fully prepared to go to court. Every divorce, like every family, is unique. You must have a divorce strategy that meets the individual needs of you and your family. Let us help you with your family law problems.