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Thomas J. Tomko

Criminal defense Attorney at Clinton Township, MI

5.0   9 reviews

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About Thomas

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Arrested in Macomb? You need to KNOW YOUR RIGHTS and get experience on your side to set up your BEST DEFENSE. Whether a felony, or misdemeanor, we've got the experience to help. We've helped hundreds of people get great results in cases involving DUI/DWI, OWI, DWLS, Possession, Delivery, A&B, Domestic Violence, Assault, AGBH, Assault, Murder, or any other offense. Let my 28 years of experience work for you.

    36 years, 500 cases

  2. Speeding and traffic ticket
    Get a Ticket? In Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne Counties, we have helped thousands of people, just like you, keep points off their record, reduce points, and protect their Driving Record. Call to make your appointment to get your BEST DEFENSE.

    36 years, 2,000 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    When it comes to a DUI/OWI charge, you need to get your BEST DEFENSE. When it comes to experience, we've got it! Let my 28 years of giving informed advice start working on your situation to help you get your best results.

    36 years, 100 cases

  4. Bankruptcy and debt
    Need To File Chapter 7? GET A FRESH START! When you file, you can AVOID FORECLOSURE, STOP GARNISHMENTS, and AVOID REPOSSESSION. You can even get a repossessed vehicle back! Call to have your situation evaluated and see whether Bankruptcy is a viable option for you.

    32 years, 300 cases

     Practicing law since 1987, I have represented thousands of individuals with different legal problems.  I currently represent individuals who are CHARGED WITH CRIMES or who have TRAFFIC MATTERS or LICENSE RESTORATION concerns.  Practicing in my MACOMB COUNTY law office, I have successfully represented over 3,000 individuals, just like you, who were in need of some legal skill to get them their best results.  When it comes to good results, EXPERIENCE IS YOUR BEST CHOICE.  I give each if my clients the benefit of my experience.  I do not sugar coat my evaluation of the problems encountered, and I give you my HONEST OPINION.  I have the benefit of knowing each of the local Judges, and I am not afraid to take your case to trial if that will get you your BEST RESULTS.  

     I will work hard in a traffic case to KEEP POINTS OFF YOUR RECORD, or in a criminal case I will negotiate and litigate your case so that you can work to both AVOID JAIL TIME, and GET THE IMPACT of the case reduced.  When it comes to your Driver's License, I will work with you to successfully complete the steps needed to RESTORE YOUR DRIVING PRIVILEGES.  

     Call today to have your case evaluated and determine your realistic goals.  Your first step toward resolving a serious problem begins with seeing how MY EXPERIENCE CAN WORK FOR YOU..

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Licensed for 35 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 1987
Updated 12/25/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Thomas

Tomko Thomas J & Associates. PC
16010 Nineteen Mile Road.
Suite 101
Clinton Township, MI, 48038


5.0 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by James | November 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Works Hard For You! Highly Recommended!
I have been a client of Mr. Tomko's for almost two decades. He works very hard to provide his clients top notch service and the best outcome in any legal situation. I have used Mr. Tomko mostly for traffic violations and license issues, but have recommended friends to him for DUI / OUI / OUIL and other criminal offenses. Mr. Tomko has ALWAYS delivered and never promises anything that is out of his reach. He sets your expectations and works tirelessly to assist his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Tomko as an attorney! I have dealt with MANY in my life before finally finding Tom, and after utilizing Mr. Tomko's services once, I have never gone with another attorney.
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Posted by Ben | November 7, 2018
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Never had a more prepared Lawyer
Mr. Tomko knew the ins and outs of my case, front to back. Every step of the way was met with a kind yet fair explanation of the process, what my options were, and his best recommendation based on his decades of experience. It was comforting to know that I had someone in my corner that knew what they were doing and were not going just go through the motions. If you're in a jam and need help, there's no better attorney than Thomas Tomko, cannot recommend him highly enough
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Posted by Lisa | November 6, 2018
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Nothing short of exceptional
Thomas was always there to answer any questions that I had and was so helpful throughout my case. He acts with his client’s best interest in mind and works to achieve the best possible resolution. He is also just an all around nice guy and helps to put you at ease throughout the process. I would highly recommend him to any family or friends in need of legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2018
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Family drug case
Tom represented my brother in a drug charge. If it wasn't for him, my brother would have ended up in jail. I was extremely happy with his service.
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you, Tom!
Mr Tomko, with his calm and professional manner, reduced my misdemeanor traffic violation to a driving infraction with no points. He did a great job with the prosecuting attorney reducing the charge. He also convinced the judge of the agreement (Thanks to the judge too). I appreciated Tom's listening skills and understanding of my situation. - MG
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Posted by David | October 18, 2016
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Going the Extra Miles
I am writing to recommend Mr. Tomko as an attorney. My legal problems involved a misdemeanor case in a municipality and restoration of my driving privileges in Michigan by the Secretary of State in Lansing. Additionally, I have been living in another state far away for years, and I also have been unable to travel long distances for years due to health problems, including travel to Michigan for appearances there. Mr. Tomko was successful in solving all my municipal-case and State-of-Michigan legal problems, resulting first in the successful closure of the municipal case, then the successful restoration of full driving privileges at a Secretary of State hearing, with Mr. Tomko present as my representative and my attendance using a remote video link. Because of these successes, I finally was able to obtain my driver's license here in my home state. Mr. Tomko was always friendly and willing to listen to my concerns as well as to review, then act upon the relevant facts of the court case and license restoration, and to instruct me as to the proper actions by me. Communication by him and his team in his office was always courteous, precise, and professional. I am and always shall be grateful to Mr. Tomko.
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Posted by cindy | April 14, 2016
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Awesome Attorney
I highly recommend Tom. He has reviewed my business contracts(lease,purchase, employment etc) for the past 25 years always doing a thorough job pointing out the good and bad or each. I've seen him in action in court and he always does a great job!
Posted by Burt | April 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Thomas J Tomko, Attorney
Tom is a knowledgeable and competent attorney. In the case he defended me, he was very familiar with the Uniform Traffic Law, made his points to the court very clearly and logically. We won the case and somewhat unintentionally embarrassed the assistant prosecuting attorney due to her inexperience. Tom has effectively counseled me in several other family law matters.
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Posted by James | August 25, 2015
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Highly Recommended - Always Delivers Results
I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Tomko for almost 20 years now. Unfortunately, I have a uranium foot (much heavier than lead) - and have used Mr. Tomko for each and every one of my tickets and other license issues (honestly I have hired Mr. Tomko more times than I care to remember, probably around 10-15 times). Mr. Tomko has ALWAYS, every time, delivered positive results. I have never walked away from a ticket or a hearing with Mr. Tomko feeling like I could have gotten a better deal. I highly recommend Mr. Tomko as a criminal or traffic attorney. His methodology, skills and insight are unsurpassed in the industry for the Detroit-Metro area. Moreover, Mr. Tomko is very professional and friendly. He will talk to you, he will listen to you, and he will go the extra mile for his clients. I know there are a lot of reviews and lawyers out there, but this review is from a person who has had a lot of trouble in the past, and has always hired Mr. Tomko for my attorney, and have always had positive results. Good luck in your search for a lawyer, trust me, I know finding a lawyer you can trust and be sure of is difficult, but with Mr. Tomko I am always sure he will work his hardest to give me the very best advice and outcome.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Litigation Attorney
  • Thomas J. Tomko And Assocites, P.C.
  • 1994 - Present
  • Assistant City Attorney
  • City of Sterling Heights - City Attorney's Office
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Associate Attorney
  • Garratt Morris and Evans, P.C.
  • 1988 - 1990
  • Litigation Attorney - Insurance Defense
  • Hibbs Welch MacAlpine
  • 1988 - 1992
  • Research Attorney
  • Michigan Court Of Appeals Prehearing Division
  • 1987 - 1988
  • Law Clerk
  • Judge Woods - ED of Mich, Fed Dist Court
  • 1986 - 1987
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  • University of Detroit, School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
  • MA - Masters
  • 1982
  • Central Michigan University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981
  • Central Michigan University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981
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Legal Cases

  • Illegal Stop = Dismissal
  • Dismissed
  • Unexpected Acts of Others = DISMISSAL
  • Dismissed on Motion


  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • 1996 - Present
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Juvenile Committee Chair
  • 2013 - 2017

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Distinguished Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Michigan Super Lawyer
  • Thompson West
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Distinguished Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Macomb County Senior Center
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Juvenile Seminar
  • Changes in HYTA Effective August 2015
  • 2015

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