Your Mediator

Thomas J. Lincoln

Mr. Lincoln brings to your mediation 40+ years of experience in handling litigation, transactional, and general counsel work including business transactions, corporate and partnership issues, product liability, personal injury, construction defect, intellectual property, employment, and insurance issues.

The Lincoln Model © 2021: A mediation date is not set until Lincoln confirms the matter is ripe for mediation through a free consultation with the parties.

Mediation Expertise


Personal injury, product liability, employment law, business disputes, partnership and corporate disputes premises liability, construction defect

Insurance Coverage

First party, third-party, additional insured issues, Subrogation

Business Disputes

Partnership and corporate disputes, corporate governance issues

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Lincoln Mediation Services

Our Expertise

Why Choose Lincoln Mediation

The Lincoln Model copyright 2021: A mediation date is not set until Lincoln confirms the matter is ripe for mediation through a free consultation with the parties.

Mr. Lincoln brings over 40 years of experience in law and practice to each mediation.  As a litigator and member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, he understands the risks and rewards of litigation from both the plaintiff and defense sides.  As the senior partner in a firm for over 35 years and having handled hundreds of clients in their business needs, he understands the way businesses work and don’t work:  internal disputes in the business, employment issues, management issues, financial issues.  

As a board member in various organizations, including being president of a religious organization, he understands the interaction of boards and businesses and the role of both.  All of this experience has made Mr. Lincoln understand and respect all parties to a dispute and able to identify all possible avenues to resolve them.  

Years of Diverse Practice
Client Consultations
Successful Cases
0+ yrs
Member of American Board of Trial Advocates


Mr. Lincoln is the founding partner of Lincoln Gustafson and Cercos, LLP, offices in California, Nevada, and Arizona.

A native of Nebraska, Mr. Lincoln attended San Diego State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history with highest honors in 1977. Following his graduation from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1980, he served as a prosecutor with the San Diego City Attorney’s Office before entering private practice.

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Association of California Defense Counsel

Education & Bar Admission

University of San Diego (J.D., 1980)

San Diego State University (B.A., 1977, highest honors)

Admitted to California Bar (1980)

Admitted to Nevada Bar (1995)

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1982)

US. District Court, Southern District of California (1981)

San Diego County Bar Association (Client Relations Committee)

Clark County Bar Association

American Bar Association

San Diego Defense Lawyers

Las Vegas Defense Lawyers (Founder) 

Association of California Defense Counsel

Pepperdine Mediation Certification Program


Words From Clients

  • I have known Tom for more than 30 years and have worked with him as a mediator and wholeheartedly recommend him as a most effective and straightforward mediator

    James Franz
    Franz Law Group
  • I have known Tom for over 30 years and found him to be an outstanding trial attorney. He is knowledgeable, honest and hard working with a great demeanor.  I would not hesitate to use him.

    Mark Vranjes
    Grimm Vranjes and Greer

Contact Info

Phone : (619) 233-1150

Fax : (619) 233-6949

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