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I was born in New York City over 64 years ago into a poor Italian-American family. I attended school in New York. And, held a variety of jobs as well as, having been broke on many occasions. I was so broke, I had to go on welfare.
When I had to be photographed like a common criminal for my welfare identification card, I decided that I would never be broke again. So, I went to work to help myself. In other words, I chose life. I got educated!
Eventually, I left New York and went to Law School in Arkansas. That was quite a change! I applied myself and worked hard. In June, 1980 I passed the bar examination as the highest scorer for the entire state of Arkansas.
After law school, I obtained employment in New Jersey. In 1983, I moved to South Jersey and I immediately fell in love with the area.
I worked a tad under 9 years for the Public Defender Office. In 1992, I opened my criminal defense practice in South Jersey.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 65%
    36 years
  2. Domestic Violence: 15%
    36 years
  3. Juvenile: 10%
    36 years
  4. Federal Crime: 5%
    36 years
  5. DUI & DWI: 5%
    36 years



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Contact info

Thomas Demarco & Associates

527 Cooper St
Camden, NJ, 081021210


ARAuthorized to practice198001/17/2016
FLMembership Lapsed198201/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Attorneys In South JerseySouth Jersey Magazine2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThomas DeMarco & Associates1992 - Present
Public Defender AttorneyCamden County Public Defender's Office1983 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
South Jersey InvestorsPast Vice President2003 - 2003
New Jersey Association for JusticeN/A1994 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
The Barrister (Camden County Bar Association)How to Defend a Marijuana Case1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
City University of New YorkJournalism and Mass CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
South Jersey InvestersSelf Directed IRA's2002