Tom Haine Biography

Meet Thomas A. Haine

Thomas A. Haine was chosen by voters in the November 2020 election to serve as Madison County State's Attorney. State’s Attorney Haine is a devoted public servant, father, and fifth generation Madison County resident. He has dedicated his life to defending the constitution and protecting our families. 

Background

State's Attorney Thomas A. Haine was born and raised in Alton. He is a 2008 graduate of Princeton University with honors and a Juris Doctor graduate of Washington University School of Law. 

State’s Attorney Haine served in the United States Army where he completed Air Assault School. He served four years as an Active Duty Army Captain. As Captain, he served as the primary legal counsel for commanders on both criminal and civil matters. State’s Attorney Haine prosecuted civilian criminal cases in federal court as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in Baltimore and New York. Subsequently, he served as a law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Before being elected Madison County State's Attorney, Haine worked in private practice in Edwardsville. 

Commitment to Justice  

As Madison County State's Attorney, Haine’s priorities include: protecting our families, upholding the constitution, preserving Madison County values, and expediting the legal process. 

Community Leadership

State's Attorney Haine continues to serve in the Army Individual Ready Reserve. He serves on the Board of Directors for Riverbend Head Start and is a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton. 

Accomplishments

State's Attorney Haine received the Best Lawyers of America: Ones to Watch Award for 2020-21. In 2019, he was awarded the Oliver Rasch Award for Legal Article of the Year. Furthermore, State’s Attorney Haine was awarded the Army Commendation Medal twice for his work as a prosecutor.

Additional Information

State's Attorney Thomas A. Haine resides in Alton with his wife Eva and their four children. He is the son of former Madison County State’s Attorney and State Senator Bill Haine. 

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Tom Haine
Madison County State's Attorney

DIVISIONS

Felony
Misdemeanor
Juvenile
Child Support
Forfeiture
Civil
Victim
Investigations
Administration

SPECIAL PROSECUTION UNITS

Drug Court
Domestic Violence
Underage Drinking
Children's Justice Division