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Thomas Marc Polinger

Sole Practitioner since 1980
Hermosa Beach, CA



South Bay Family Law and Real Estate Attorney

The Law Offices of Thomas M. Polinger, located in Hermosa Beach, California, serves clients throughout the South Bay and Los Angeles County in the areas of family law, divorce, and real estate litigation.

Our firm provides legal services in a manner that has, to a great extent, been lost in modern law practice. Attorney Thomas M. Polinger actively listens to his clients, involves them in the process, and then works hard to resolve their individual legal issues. We do not look upon our work as cases or files. For us, behind each client problem is a real person - an individual with anxieties, hopes, and dreams for the future. We diligently apply our skills to the resolution of the client's problem and the realization of their goals.

Committed to Excellence

For over 35 years, Thomas M. Polinger has helped resolve difficult legal problems for clients in the areas of family law, divorce, real estate, and construction law. He possesses high academic credentials, maintains strong community ties, and remains committed to the pursuit of excellence in his duties as your attorney. Our dedication to quality, understanding of the law, trust, and respect for our clients are the foundation for our long-standing relationships with clients and the community.

The firm believes that a client should play an active role in the resolution of the problem. Working closely with you, we will carefully explain your legal options, the costs of those options, and their likely outcomes. We will keep you informed at all stages of the legal process. When you call, we will respond with frank and straight-forward answers to your questions and concerns.

The Law Offices of Thomas M. Polinger utilizes state-of-the-art technology and cost-effective methods to provide services in a timely, individualized manner.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Real Estate Law
  • Construction Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation & Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1977
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1979


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1977
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, California
    • B.A. - 1974
    • Honors: With Great Distinction
    • Major: Liberal Arts
    • Minor: Economics

Representative Clients

  • Widmann Development, Inc.
  • Casner Construction
  • Legare' Homes
  • Upper Deck L.L.C.

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Los Angeles County Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem, 1997 to 2002
  • Los Angeles County Family Law Mediation Panel, 1990

Pro Bono Activities

  • South Bay Free Clinic Volunteer, 1991 to 1997
  • Member, Manhattan Beach United School District Personnel Board, 1995 to 2001