Thomas S. Tarnow is an experienced lawyer and trainer. He has developed and conducted training programs for Legal Services of New Jersey, for tenant groups, and for members of the private bar. Tom honed his legal writing skills during the five years he spent as a Staff Attorney for the Louisiana Supreme Court. He also served as a Staff Attorney in the Housing Unit at Essex-Newark Legal Services, where he supervised volunteer attorneys and student interns. In 2008, Legal Services of New Jersey awarded Tom the James B. Larsen Outstanding Attorney Award.

In addition to his work with Rosky Legal Education, Tom teaches Criminal Procedure and Criminal Law in the School of Justice Studies & Sociology at Norwich University in Vermont. He has also taught as an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Drew University.

Tom received his B.A. from Wayne State University in 1996, and his J.D. from Tulane University School of Law in 2000.