Tom Gibbons Biography

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Tom Gibbons was appointed to the position by Chairman Alan Dunstan and the unanimous vote of the Madison County Board on November 17, 2010 to fill out the remaining 2-year term of former State's Attorney William A. Mudge who was elected Circuit Judge in the November 2010 election. Gibbons was elected to a four-year term as Madison County State's Attorney in November 2012.

In 1998, Gibbons, a native of Edwardsville, was hired by the State's Attorney's Office upon graduation from St. Louis University Law School. While a full-time Assistant State's Attorney, he was promoted to Chief of the Misdemeanor and Traffic Division and was active in the development of the Domestic Violence Court. Gibbons left the office in 2001 to pursue a career in the private sector, but returned in 2004 as a part-time Assistant State's Attorney where carried a felony caseload while being responsible for the traffic and misdemeanor docket in Granite City.

After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree and Juris Doctor from St. Louis University, he pursued a Masters in Public Administration at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, graduating in 2003. He is a member of the Third Judicial Circuit Family Violence Prevention Council and has served as a volunteer with the Madison County Juvenile Diversion Program and the Glen-Ed Food Pantry.

Gibbons was also a member of the Metro-East Auto Theft Task Force and the Regional Computer Crimes Enforcement Group. In addition to his work as a prosecutor, Gibbons served as Guardian ad Litem for minors and disabled adults in guardianship, child custody, accident and wrongful death cases. He is a certified arbitrator in the Third Judicial Circuit.

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Tom Gibbons
Madison County State's Attorney


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