J.Tom Morgan

J.Tom Morgan brings over 30 years of extensive trial experience to the private practice he established in Decatur, GA in 2007.

For 12 years, he served as District Attorney of DeKalb County. He now specializes in criminal defense and general civil litigation and is licensed to practice law in Georgia and North Carolina. He enjoys the highest rating (AV) issued by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and has been recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer in general litigation by his peers. J.Tom is known for his competence, commitment, and passion in representing his clients.

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Litigation Expertise

J.Tom's litigation practice includes criminal defense, with a specialty in matters involving teenagers and young adults, white collar crime, and RICO; internal and governmental investigations; and general civil litigation, including matters involving contract disputes, wrongful termination, professional licensing suspension and termination, and personal injury.

Speaker at Conference in Bangkok, Thailand

J.Tom served as an anti-corruption advisor and spoke to prosecutors and investigators in Bangkok, Thailand in May 2011 regarding prosecution of political corruption cases under RICO. The conference was part of the Asia Law Initiative sponsored by the American Bar Association.

Throughout his career, J.Tom has been a powerful advocate for children and youth. (Read more at Biography.) He is author of Ignorance Is No Defense, A Teenager's Guide to Georgia Law, now in its fourth edition, and co-author with constitutional law scholar Wilson Parker of Ignorance Is No Defense, A College Student's Guide to North Carolina Law. He is in popular demand as a speaker at schools, churches, and other community and civic groups.