Tom Haine has dedicated his life to defending the constitution and protecting our families. Prior to becoming State’s Attorney Tom was a criminal prosecutor for the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. As State’s Attorney he now leads a team of over 60 professionals, prosecuting thousands of felonies a year, and making sure justice is done for victims of crimes. Tom is dedicated to enforcing the law swiftly and justly. He believes in expediting the legal process while ensuring good police work isn’t wasted with timid prosecution that lets criminals fall through the cracks and weakens the bond between our law enforcement and community. And he seeks to make the State’s Attorney’s office ever-more accessible and responsive, ensuring crimes are prosecuted, justice is served, and the law is equally and fairly applied to all the citizens of Madison County.
Tom is a 5th generation Madison County resident. He was born and raised in Alton, went to St. Mary's grade school, and Marquette High School. As the son of former Madison County State’s Attorney and State Senator Bill Haine, Tom learned the importance of strong, non-partisan leadership for justice, how to provide fair and impartial service, and to ensure the best interest of the community is always the top priority.
Tom is married to his wife Eva. They live in Alton with their five children.
TOM HAINE QUICK FACTS
5th Generation Madison County Resident; Married with four children.
Served 4 years as Active Duty Army Captain; Member of the 10th Mountain Division; Graduate of Air Assault School; Board of Directors of Riverbend Head Start (current)
Successfully Prosecuted 100+ criminal cases as Army JAG and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney; Awarded Army Commendation Medal for work as prosecutor (Twice).
Honors graduate of Princeton University and Washington University School of Law; taught law at the U.S. Naval Academy (2015-16); W. Oliver Rasch Award for Legal Article of the Year (2019); Best Lawyers of America: Ones to Watch Award (2020-21)