Thomas J. Tomko

  • P Number
  • 40804
  • Phone
  • 586.707.6766
  • Practice Areas
  • Capital Offenses, Criminal Defense, Criminal Appeals, Drunk Driving, Felonies, Expungements, Juvenile Law
  • Counties
  • Macomb
  • I handle state cases
  • Yes
  • I handle federal cases
  • No
  • I handle trial cases
  • Yes
  • I handle appeal cases
  • No
  • Education
  • 1987 University of Detroit, School of Law
    1982 MA in Economics, Central Michigan University
    1981 BS in BA, Majors: Business-Finance, Economics, Minors: Mathematics, Accounting, Central Michigan University
    1977 Diploma, Austin Catholic Prep, Detroit, MI
    1973 South Lake Jr. High, St. Clair Shores, MI
    1971 Saint Peter's Elementary School, Harper Woods, MI
  • Bar Admissions
  • 1987 State Bar of Michigan
    1987 US Dist Court, Eastern District of Michigan
    1992 US 6th Circuit Court
  • Memberships
  • Michigan Super Lawyer (2015 to 2020)
    Macomb County Bar Association
    State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Section
    State Bar of Michigan, Juvenile Section
    Wayne County Bar Association (previous)
    Oakland County Bar Association
    ATLA (American Trial Lawyers Association - previous)
    CDAM (Criminal Defense Association Michigan)
    Knights of Columbus
    ACLU, Sierra Club
    Republican National Committee
    Democratic National Committee
  • Noteworthy Cases
  • July 2019: Jury DISMISSED (Judge E Servitto) 2 Count Assault on Jail Employee
    August 2019: Jury DISMISSED (Judge E Servitto) 1 count CSC 1 and 1 Count CSC 2
    July 2018: Jury DISMISSED 2 Counts of CSC 1 after Jury Trial (Judge Maceroni);
    March 2018: Jury DISMISSED charge of Murder 2nd Deg in favor of Involuntary Manslaughter (Judge Faunce);
    March 2016: Possession charge DISMISSED on Motion based on improper Vehicle Search after Anonymous tip (Judge Druzinski)
    April 2015: Murder 2 case DISMISSED on Motion based on intervening act of 3rd party and no shared intent (Judge Maceroni) Prosecutor appealed and appeal is pending
    February 2015: Appeal in Parental Neglect Release of parental rights REVERSED on Appeal to COA based on failure to follow procedure for taking plea (Referee Transit) - epilogue: Mother completed Parent Agency Agreement and secured return of her children in Fall 2015
  • Profile
  • Macomb County Public Defender 2020 to Present