Washington University School of Law,
B.A., Political Science, 1998
Theodore McMillian Inns of Court Master, 2018-present
Saint Louis University Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year, 2015, 2018, 2019
U.S. Attorney’s Outstanding Investigation of the Year, 2019
Department of Justice Outstanding Attorney Mentor, 2019
U.S. Attorney’s Mueleman Award, 2018
ATF Appreciation Certificate, 2015
ATF Director’s Recognition Letter, 2013
FBI Gang Prosecution Award, 2011
U.S. Attorney’s Special Achievement Award, 2007
U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Missouri, 2006-2024
Dowd Bennett LLP, Associate, 2010
Bryan Cave, Associate, 2001-2006
Nutrifund, Governance and Internal Affairs Committee Member, 2021-present
New Dimensions Soccer Program Volunteer Coach, 2012-present
U.S. Water Polo Olympic Development Program Coach, 2022-2023
Saint Louis University High School Water Polo Goalkeeper Coach, 2010-present
Cage Cap Water Polo Goalkeepers Director, 2014-present
American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard
Tommy Rea is a former Assistant United States Attorney who brings deep trial experience to his white-collar defense and investigations practice. He represents corporate and individual clients in a wide range of disputes and has significant experience in appellate litigation and conducting sensitive investigations.
Tommy served for over 17 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Missouri, first-chairing numerous trials. During that time, he led investigations and served as the criminal division chief, overseeing thousands of cases, including those related to white-collar crime, public corruption, terrorism, organized crime, firearms, and narcotics. He was the lead attorney on multiple homicide prosecutions and cold-case investigations. He also spent time in the civil division, handling federal litigation involving employment discrimination, immigration, personal injury, and medical malpractice.
Tommy is an adjunct professor at Saint Louis University, where he has taught courses on trial advocacy and criminal procedure. He has been voted adjunct faculty member of the year three times. For over a decade, he also instructed at the National Advocacy Center, a training institution on legal and leadership skills operated by the Department of Justice Office of Legal Education.
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