Office of the Vermont Attorney General

About the Attorney General

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Thomas J. Donovan Jr. (TJ) was elected as the 26th Attorney General of the State of Vermont on November 8, 2016.

TJ was born and raised in Burlington, Vermont. TJ began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia, PA, before returning to Vermont to work as a Deputy Chittenden County State’s Attorney. TJ worked as a criminal defense attorney and a civil litigation lawyer before he was elected Chittenden County State’s Attorney in 2006. TJ served as State’s Attorney for 10 years.

As State’s Attorney, TJ worked to reduce recidivism and address the causes of criminality. In 2010, TJ started the Rapid Intervention Community Court, an award winning criminal justice program available to non-violent offenders whose crimes have been driven by addiction or mental illness.

TJ continues to fight to make Vermont communities healthier, safer and more prosperous. As Attorney General, he is committed to providing greater access to justice, fighting to end the opiate epidemic, supporting businesses and protecting consumers, defending the environment and standing up for the civil rights of all Vermonters.

TJ earned a J.D. from Suffolk Law School in 2000 and B.A. from Merrimack College in 1996. TJ currently lives in Chittenden County with his wife Jessica and their two sons.