McCudden, Thomas

Thomas McCudden
Office Location: 
Hartford Office

Tom is a Research and Writing Attorney. In this capacity Tom analyzes evidence, reviews discovery material with clients, researches legal issues, calculates criminal histories, and drafts motions and briefs for trial attorneys. In law school Tom was an Articles Editor for the journal Law and Contemporary Problems, served as an officer on the Duke Law Innocence Project, and was elected by his peers to be the student speaker at the law school graduation ceremony. During his summers he interned with the Office of the Public Defender in Carrboro, North Carolina, and at the Cabrini-Green Legal Aid Clinic in Chicago. After graduation he clerked for the Honorable Judge Timothy Meredith on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, then worked at the Federal Communications Commission in Washington DC before joining the Federal Defender office in 2008. Prior to attending law school, Tom worked for the United States Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer in Monrovia, Liberia, and Buenos Aires, Argentina as well as in Washington, DC. He reported on political and human rights issues from overseas, performed consular duties, and worked on the implementation of nuclear arms control treaties. Tom received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law, with honors