Thomas B. Wine was elected as the Commonwealth's Attorney for the 30th Judicial Circuit in November 2012. His six year term of office began on January 1, 2013.
Prior to being elected Commonwealth's Attorney, Tom enjoyed serving in the Justice system as both a prosecutor and a judge. He was sworn in as Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney in Jefferson County, October 1980, under David L. Armstrong. In 1982 that office awarded him Prosecutor of the Year .
In 1984 he began work at the Kentucky Attorney General's Office. He served as chief of the Leviticus Unit, investigating fraudulent investments in coal and oil tax shelters; was an Assistant in the Special Prosecutions Unit; and served from 1986 until 1987 as the first Director of the Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Unit.
Tom returned to the Office of Commonwealth's Attorney in Jefferson County in January 1988 where he served as a Division Chief until December 1990.
Tom resigned as a prosecutor to run for Jefferson Circuit Court. He was elected in November 1991 and began his first year term on January 6, 1992. In 1997 the Louisville Bar Association recognized him as Judge of the Year. He was re-elected without opposition to serve a second term in 1999. The Jefferson Circuit Court term elected him as Chief Judge in 2000.
In August 2006, Governor Ernie Fletcher appointed Tom to the Kentucky Court of Appeals. He was elected to a full term in November 2006. He was appointed by Chief Justice Joseph Lambert to Chair the Kentucky Court of Justice Records Retention Task Force. Chief Justice John Minton of the Kentucky Supreme Court appointed Tom to serve as the first Chair of the Technology Governance Committee of the Kentucky Court of Justice as well as a member of the County Law Library Task Force.
When long time Commonwealth's Attorney R. David Stengel decided not to seek re-election, Tom resigned from the bench to pursue the opportunity to serve the community as a prosecutor.
Tom has been a Master in the American Inns of Court, Louis D. Brandeis Inn and has served as the President of the Inn for 2 years.
In 2009, he received the Fair Administration of Justice Award from the Kentucky Association Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Tom has volunteered in the Community for several years and in 1996 received the Community Service Award presented by Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. He has volunteered with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and in 2012 received the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award a Council can give to a volunteer.
Mark L. Miller - First Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
Mark L. Miller is a former Assistant US Attorney, former Chief of the Criminal Division and former US Attorney, Miller has extensive experience in the federal justice system. As a former state felony prosecutor, and Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police, he has considerable experience in state courts. As a retired Judge Advocate General (JAG), Mark Miller has given twenty years of service to military service members and their families. After over two decades of public service working in the government, he worked in the private sector before joining the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office as the First Assistant.
Mark Miller has served as an adjunct instructor at a number of local universities and colleges, including University of Louisville Brandies School of Law, Spalding University, Jefferson Community and Technical College and Sullivan University.
Over the years, Mark Miller has provided instructional training to a number of law enforcement organizations, including LMPD, KSP, National Sheriff's Association, and various law enforcement conferences.
Mark Miller is a member of the Association of Former US Attorneys, Reserve Officers Association, Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police, Kentucky Peace Officers Association, Kentucky State Police Retirees Association, Kentucky Bar Association, and Louisville Bar Association.