Tom Hogan is the Chester County District Attorney. Elected in 2011, Mr. Hogan is the chief law enforcement officer in Chester County. He is responsible for coordinating the investigation and prosecution of all crimes in Chester County and keeping over 500,000 Chester County residents safe.
With Mr. Hogan as District Attorney, the Chester County District Attorney’s Office (the “DAO”) has become one of the pre-eminent prosecution offices in the nation. The DAO has led the fight against opioids and heroin, establishing a multi-agency task force to target dealers and seek treatment for those suffering from addiction. The DAO has doubled its resources to address child abuse, adding experienced prosecutors and detectives, and using the best investigative techniques to protect vulnerable children from predators. The DAO’s recent successful prosecutions include the conviction of three adults responsible for the torture and death of a three year old child, the conviction of a man who assaulted a disabled victim, and the conviction on corruption charges of two racist high-ranking school administrators.
Mr. Hogan grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin in a family of 6 children. He worked his way through college and law school. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College in 1989. He was awarded his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1992, where he served as Chief Honor Counsel to the entire university.
After earning his law degree, Mr. Hogan began his career with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, the largest law firm in Philadelphia and one of the largest firms in the nation. He managed complex national litigation, as well as handling sophisticated corporate internal investigations. After 6 years, Mr. Hogan left private practice to follow his passion -- prosecuting criminals and keeping our families safe. In 1998, Mr. Hogan joined the Chester County District Attorney’s office. He quickly became one of the most aggressive and dynamic prosecutors in Chester County, trying the toughest cases against the most dangerous criminals.
Between his time as a federal prosecutor and his election as District Attorney, Mr. Hogan was a partner with the law firm Lamb McErlane PC in West Chester. There, he represented municipalities, schools, local and national businesses, and individuals.
Mr. Hogan is married with 2 children. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Greater Brandywine, the parent organization for all of the YMCA facilities in Chester County. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Chester County Bar Association and People's Light & Theatre. Dedicated to his community, Mr. Hogan also serves as a lector at his church, and proudly supports the preservation of open space and historical properties in Chester County.