Thomas A. Gorman Esq.
300 Apache Trail
Sedona, AZ 86336
Telephone: 928-863-0900
Fax: 928-282-0650
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Thomas A. Gorman Recognized As Specialist in Criminal Law Since 1990

State Bar of Arizona | Board of Legal Specialization

Thomas A. Gorman

Thomas A. Gorman

Sedona, Arizona
(928) 863-0900
(928) 282-0650

Thomas A. Gorman has specialized in criminal law for over 25 years. Mr. Gorman is certified as a Specialist in Criminal Law by the State Bar of Arizona and recognized as Learned counsel in United States District Court. Mr. Gorman has a statewide trial, appellate and habeas corpus practice. Mr. Gorman has tried cases and/or defended citizens around the state including, Bisbee, Cottonwood, Flagstaff, Kingman, Phoenix, Prescott, Nogales, Page, Sedona, Snowflake and Tucson, AZ. Mr. Gorman has secured not guilty verdicts or secured outright dismissals for clients charged with money laundering, 1st Degree Murder, capital murder, sexual assault, sale of drugs, domestic violence, assault, theft etc. Mr. Gorman has defended his clients by using, among other defenses, the defense of entrapment, the battered women syndrome, mental health defenses and self-defense. Mr. Gorman has done pro bono work by defending death row inmates and/or defending pre-trial capital defendants before State and Federal trial courts, the Arizona Supreme Court, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. As recently as 2003 Mr. Gorman appeared before the Arizona Supreme Court and secured the reversal of two death sentences. Mr. Gorman agreed to represent death row inmates Henry Hall and Leroy Cropper after they were convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Mr. Gorman successfully presented their case and secured a reversal of Cropper's sentence of death. see, State v. Cropper 206 AZ.153 (2003) Leroy Cropper is presently serving a life sentence. Mr. Gorman secured a reversal of Henry Hall's murder conviction and sentence of death. Henry Hall is presently awaiting a re-trial on the charge of 1st Degree Murder. Other published opinions in which Mr. Gorman represented the Appellee/defendant include Poland v. Stewart, 169 F3d 573 (9th Circuit 1999), Poland v. Stewart, 151 F3d 1014 (9th Circuit 1999), United States Juvenile Male, 118 F.3d 1344 (9th Circuit 1997) State v. Cropper 205 Ariz. 181 (2003), State v. Ring 204 Ariz 534 (2003), State v. Anderson, 211 Ariz 59 (2005), State v. Anderson 210 Ariz. 327 (2005).

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Criminal Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization
  • "Learned" Counsel Designation, United States District Court

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1985
  • Arizona, 1987
  • Illinois, 1988
  • California, 1998


  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • Juris Doctoris - 1985
  • Marquette University
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1981
  • University of Arizona - 1978

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Amnesty International
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws
  • NRA
  • University of Arizona Alumni Association
  • Marquette University Alumni Association
  • Marquette University Rugby Alumni Association

Thomas A. Gorman is a trial lawyer & criminal defense attorney who represents clients throughout the state of Arizona for dui, dwi, drunk driving & drug crimes such as possession, distribution & trafficking of cannabis, marijuana, pot, methamphetamine, cocaine & heroin. Also specializing in medicinal & medical marijuana cases, sex crimes, weapons charges, assault & battery, homicide, burglary and theft. Servicing the cities of Sedona, Flagstaff, Prescott, Camp Verde, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Holbrook, Kingman, Tucson and other communities in Navajo County, Coconino County, Yavapai County and Maricopa County Arizona.