Meet Michael J. Toms
Michael J. Toms
Born and raised in Waynesboro, Parents were John (Jack) C. and Elizabeth W. Toms.
Married to Susan A. (Barton) Toms. Parents were Lester and Naomi Barton.
Two grown daughters – Becky Holmes and Karey Singley.
Member of the Waynesboro Lions Club since 2004 (Currently secretary)
Former member of Waynesboro Rotary Club
Member of Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member of Pennsylvania and Franklin County Bar Associations
Pennsylvania Rule 801 Death Penalty certified
University of Baltimore Law School 1985 Juris Doctor
Shippensburg University 1979 M.S. in Public Administration
Juniata College 1976 B.A. in Political Science
Franklin County Chief Public Defender 2002 – Retirement on 10/1/2014
Partner in Law Office of Toms & Evans in Waynesboro 1994-2002
Partner in Buchanan Settlement Services in Waynesboro Same time frame
Law Office of Michael J. Toms in Waynesboro – Owner 1993-1994
Associate and then Partner with Frank Martin and Don Kornfield in Waynesboro 1987-1993
Associate Attorney with Strite, Schildt & Varner in Hagerstown, MD 1985-1987
Pennsylvania in 1986
Maryland in 1985 (Currently on inactive status)