A graduate of Santa Clara Law in 1992 with a Juris Doctorate, Thomas went on to clerk at the Connecticut Superior Court. After his time clerking, he worked at a small law firm until 2001. From there, he became a Deputy Deputy Assistant State’s Attorney assigned to the appellate unit at the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office in Rocky Hill, CT.

During his time in the appellate unit, he argued around 15 appeals on behalf of the state. In 2002, he transferred to become a line prosecutor, where he is to this day.

He is currently assigned to the New London Judicial Dist. State’s Attorney Office, where his prosecution focus is major felony cases. In his current role, along with two colleagues, he successfully prosecuted the matter of State v. Sergio Correa who was convicted of numerous charges including murder with special circumstances, 3 counts of murder, and arson murder. After six months of trial, numerous motions, and heavy litigation, the defendant was sentenced to life without release.

For their work, Thomas and his colleagues were each awarded the 2022 State of Connecticut’s Oliver Elllsworth Prosecutor of the Year.

“To this day I am grateful for the education and training I received at Santa Clara.  It prepared me well for the career I have chosen, both as an appellate attorney and as a trial lawyer, and I am privileged to represent the people of the state of Connecticut.” – Thomas M. DeLillo