Thomas Wolf


Thomas (Tom) Wolf is Counsel with the Democracy Program, where his work focuses on redistricting and the census. An experienced constitutional lawyer and strategist, Tom advises civil rights, immigrant rights, and good government groups on litigation strategy and legal policy matters, leads amicus campaigns and authors amicus briefs for lawsuits in federal and state courts throughout the country, and regularly contributes amicus briefing in high-profile cases before the United States Supreme Court.

Tom’s articles and op-eds on the census, gerrymandering, and other legal issues have appeared in TimeThe Washington Post, The Los Angeles TimesThe Georgetown Law Journal Online, The Stanford Technology Law ReviewSCOTUSblog, and other outlets. He regularly appears on TV and radio and has been quoted in numerous national and international media outlets as a constitutional law specialist. He routinely speaks and conducts lectures on constitutional law at leading universities, law schools, and public policy schools.

Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Tom was a member of the Supreme Court & Appellate group at Mayer Brown LLP, where his practice focused on constitutional litigation and legal strategy. He began his legal career as a clerk for Senior Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Tom is an alumnus of The Yale Law School, where he was Coker Fellow for constitutional law, and Obama for America, where he supported the campaign’s field organizing and political outreach efforts. Tom holds advanced degrees in Political Thought & Intellectual History from the University of Cambridge and Urban Development Planning from the Bartlett Faculty of University College London, which he attended as a Marshall Scholar. He graduated summa cum laude with an AB in History from Harvard.