Tom brings a diversity of background, discipline and outlook to Laguna Beach and greater Orange County that informs his measured approach to litigation and business transactions.

Tom N. Yacko

Of Counsel

Tom Yacko is an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of California. He has focused his career on transactional matters as well as litigation in the cannabis arena while working as an associate at Peirano & Associates Inc. Tom's background includes assisting Orange County and greater southern California companies in a wide-range of exceptional and ordinary course transactions. Tom has also litigated hundreds of matters on behalf of cannabis businesses in California. He joins Schlau|Rogers with an eye toward helping cannabis businesses design, create, and grow.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with double emphasis in Business Management and Finance, as well as minors in English and Philosophy from the University of San Diego, along with a Juris Doctor from Chapman University School of Law.

Tom is a life-long hunting and fishing enthusiast and speaks fluent Russian (don't tell the NSA) and conversational Spanish. He lived abroad in Kazakhstan for over two years after college to teach English with the Peace Corps. One of his most memorable experiences is his cross-country road trip with Josh just before joining the Peace Corps.


Tom is a devoted Angels fan and has been going to games with his family since he was old enough to walk. Tom is also an avid runner and enjoys running the occasional half marathon or 5K. He finds his second home in the great outdoors, and is sure to give you an earful about one of his fly-fishing stories when you meet him.  Tom also loves to travel, particularly internationally. He has been to all 48 of the continental states, but now has made it a "bucket list" item to visit each of the seven continents at least once in his lifetime. Tom prioritizes serving those in need, which is why he joined and flourished in the Peace Corps, and he takes pride in helping others reach their goals.


Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Administration, University of San Diego

Juris Doctor, Chapman Law School

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Licensed to practice in the state of California

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