Follow Us at:

Cape Cod Criminal Lawyer Tom Kokonowski

Thomas Kokonowski

Cape Cod Criminal Defense Attorney

Thomas Kokonowski Veteran Criminal Defense Attorney With 25 Years of Experience

Background 1

Thomas Kokonowski


Tom pursued his education at Trinity College in Hartford, CT where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Following in the footsteps of two of his older brothers, Tom decided to pursue a career as a lawyer, and in 1993, he graduated from the Western New England University School of Law in Springfield, MA.


Tom, a resident of Orleans was recruited by the Hampden County District Attorney during his last year of law school to be a student practitioner under the “3:03” rule. This enabled him to gain real-world experience in court as a prosecutor. Before Tom graduated, he had prosecuted 30 criminal trials. After passing the bar (on the first try) Tom became a full-time prosecutor in the Hampden County District Attorney’s office and engaged in approximately 100 trials and other criminal litigation hearings.

After accumulating valuable trial experience, Tom launched his own private criminal defense practice in 1994 with a small firm in Springfield, MA where he leveraged his experience as a former prosecutor to defend the accused. During this time, Tom also expanded his criminal practice to include personal injury and civil litigation.

In 2004, The Law Offices of Thomas Kokonowski, Esq. was founded. From his offices in Northampton and Amherst Massachusetts, Tom represented clients in hundreds of trials in courtrooms from the Berkshires to Cape Cod and The Islands.


Tom is an accomplished civil litigator who has secured favorable settlements and verdicts for clients in various civil proceedings ranging from personal injury lawsuits to breach of contract disputes. He is skillfully adept at representing individuals at trials, hearings, arbitrations, and mediations in both Federal and State Massachusetts courts, as well as before administrative agencies.


Attorney Kokonowski has appeared as a legal analyst on NBC, CBS, and the David Pakman Show. The media continues to rely on Tom to educate the public on legal issues and to provide insight into high profile cases locally and around the nation.

Scroll to Top