J.Tom Morgan is a nationally recognized expert on crimes involving young people and has appeared on CNN’s Talk Back Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Court TV, the Today show, and 48 Hours.
He served as the district attorney of DeKalb County, Georgia, in metro Atlanta, for twelve years and was the first prosecutor in Georgia to specialize in the prosecution of crimes against children.
J.Tom has dedicated his career to child advocacy and is committed to helping young people avoid being both victims and perpetrators of crimes.
He is the author of the highly acclaimed book Ignorance Is No Defense, A Teenager’s Guide to Georgia Law and coauthor, with constitutional law scholar Wilson Parker, of the newly released book Ignorance Is No Defense, A College Student’s Guide to North Carolina Law.
J.Tom is licensed to practice law in both North Carolina and Georgia and currently is a trial lawyer in private practice in Decatur, Georgia, specializing in criminal and civil litigation.