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Thomas M. DeGonia, II - Partner

Thomas M. DeGonia, II
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Thomas M. DeGonia II graduated magna cum laude from the University of Missouri-Rolla where he also lettered in NCAA Division II football and studied abroad as a Jefferson-Smurfit Scholar. He graduated from the American University-Washington College of Law where he served as Student Bar President and received the Mooers Trophy in Trial Practice and an award for his Outstanding Contributions to the Law School. Mr. DeGonia litigates in both state and federal courts. In addition to a general civil practice, he focuses on white-collar defense, internal corporate investigations and compliance, State Attorney General investigations, traffic and criminal matters.

During the Clinton administration, Mr. DeGonia served in the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of State. While there, he advised on criminal investigations and foreign policy matters. He performed extensive work with the Freedom of Information Act and received the Franklin Award for his service. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. DeGonia served as an Assistant State's Attorney for Montgomery County for eight years, the last four years of which he led a felony prosecution team. He has also been appointed as a Special Prosecutor in Maryland and as a Federal Court appointed member of a civil rights monitoring team.

He is a member of the Maryland, Federal and American Bar Associations. In addition to being a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association, he is a past Chairman of the Professionalism and Quality of Life Committee and past member of the Executive Committee. Mr. DeGonia is admitted to the Bars of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and the Maryland Court of Appeals.

He served on Montgomery County’s Criminal Justice Behavioral Health Initiative and currently co-chairs the Montgomery County Department of Correction’s Pre-Release Center Advisory Board. He previously taught as an adjunct professor in the Washington College of Law's legal writing program and currently teaches as an adjunct professor in Montgomery College's Paralegal program. Mr. DeGonia is the President of the Montgomery County Collaborative Advisory Board, a coordinated effort between the private sector, Montgomery College and Montgomery County Public Schools to provide an integrated educational experience for all students. Additionally, he is the Treasurer for the non-profit Foundation Schools and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Family Justice Center Foundation.

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