Tom Hogans was appointed Deputy District Attorney of Litigation in April of 2021. He is a lifelong resident of Luzerne County and graduated from Dallas High School. He attended Wilkes University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and received his Juris Doctorate from Widener University Delaware School of Law in 2010. In December 2010, Tom joined the District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney. Tom has prosecuted cases as a member of the DUI, Major Crimes and Narcotics Divisions. In 2016, Tom was named Chief of the DUI Division where he was responsible for supervising Assistant District Attorney’s prosecuting DUI cases. In 2019, Tom became of Chief of the Major Crimes Division where he oversaw the prosecution of theft, burglary, robbery and assault cases. In 2020, he was named Chief of the Narcotics Division, a position he currently holds in addition to being the Deputy District Attorney of Litigation. As Deputy District Attorney of Litigation, Tom is responsible for supervising and assisting all Assistant District Attorneys in trial related matters.
Throughout his career in the District Attorney’s Office, Tom has handled dozens of jury trials ranging from misdemeanor theft cases to homicides. He has been assigned to several homicide cases, including, serving as the lead prosecutor in multiple homicide trials. In addition, Tom served as second chair in the homicide trial of Preston Bonnett who was convicted of arson and three (3) counts of second degree murder for causing the deaths of three (3) children. Tom currently focuses on prosecuting; felony drug and firearm cases, arson offenses and homicides. Tom also represents the Commonwealth in the Luzerne County Specialty Court Program, a diversionary Court aimed at assisting offenders with mental health related issues.