Attorney Thomas A. D'Amore

"It's not what you know – it's who you know." You've heard it said before and it's the truth. When dealing with a criminal defense case, you want to make sure your attorney knows the right laws and the right people. Most importantly, however, is who knows your attorney and what exactly they think of him. Your case will involve a significant amount of people – all of whom will impact your future. This will include everyone from Judges to prosecutors and police officers. Don't you want to be represented by someone who is well-known and respected? Someone who has a reputation for excellence and victory?

District Attorney's Office & Special Prosecutor

That is exactly what you will get should you choose to work with Attorney Thomas A. D'Amore. Before becoming a private attorney, Tom spent nineteen years at the Dallas County District Attorney's Office. During his almost two decade tenure there, he was promoted – not only once, but seven separate times. He finally was promoted to the position of Administrative Chief. In the DA Office Organization Chart, the two Administrative Chiefs are ranked below only three other positions – the Elected District Attorney, the First Assistant to the District Attorney and the Bureau Chief. That's it.

During his legal career, Tom was also honored to be appointed as a "Special Prosecutor" by Judges on seven separate occasions. This is an honor that is given when the Judge deems the District Attorney's Office as being disqualified from a case. This will mostly occur in situations where there is some sort of conflict of interest; for example, the defendant in a case had previously been represented by a lawyer from the District Attorney's Office. In these cases, a Special Prosecutor is needed to carry out the case.

There's No Substitute for Trial Experience

When working with a lawyer, you need to have someone in your corner that has more than shallow book knowledge. You need someone who has been in the trenches and who has handled complex trial cases before. Tom has done this. Take a look through his track record of success and you will find that he has won more than 401 jury trials over a 23 year period. That's the kind of experience that can't be imitated. If you are looking for someone who knows the ropes and who will be able to step up and fight for you, you need not look any further than him and his firm.

Learn more about Tom's trial experience:

  • Drug Cases Jury Trials – Tom was assigned to the Dallas County DA's Organized Crime Unit for over three years and four months. During his time there, he exclusively focused on trying felony drug cases and was successfully able to win over 109 jury trial cases.
  • Capital Murder Death Penalty Trials – During his time spent as the DA's Office, Tom was involved with and tried over 16 cases of Capital Murder where the death penalty was at stake. In every single case, the jury found the defendant guilty. It is important to note that less than one percent of all practicing attorneys in the nation have gone to trial in a death penalty case and Tom has done so not once, but 16 separate times. This makes him one of the most experienced and successful capital murder attorneys throughout the entire country.
  • Murder Trials – Tom has also been involved with and won more than 47 murder jury trials where there was no threat of the death penalty.

With a track record as described above and an in-depth legal experience, it is clear that Attorney Thomas D'Amore has experience you can trust in. Please feel free to also read below to learn more details regarding Tom's employment history, education and professional memberships. If you are looking to discuss your case with a high-quality and hard-hitting attorney, do not hesitate to contact us today.

Employment History

  • Dallas County District Attorney's Office 1988-2006
  • Private Practice Criminal Defense - January 2007 - Present
  • Taught Criminal Law at El Centro College, Dallas TX (4 years)
  • 23+ Years handling exclusively criminal cases

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court For The Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court For The Eastern District of Texas
  • Dallas County Defense Lawyers Association
  • Collin County Defense Lawyers Association

Education

  • College: University of Dallas, B.A. History 1984
  • Law School: St. Mary's School of Law, J.D. 1987