Thomas B. Mason
Harris Wiltshire & Grannis LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Yale; J.D., Columbia
Professor Mason is a partner at Harris Wiltshire & Grannis LLP. He focuses his practice in the areas of white collar criminal defense, civil forfeitures,...Continue Reading
Professor Mason is a partner at Harris Wiltshire & Grannis LLP. He focuses his practice in the areas of white collar criminal defense, civil forfeitures, attorney disciplinary proceedings, and complex civil litigation. Professor Mason represents attorneys in Bar Counsel cases where attorneys have been investigated and prosecuted for misconduct, and law firms in partner departures and law firm breakups. He also represents a wide variety of clients in white collar criminal litigation including foreign nationals, government employees and Internet companies. He is currently Chair of the DC Legal Ethics Committee. In addition, he works with Oneida Indian Nation on various issues relating to land claims including reviewing historical facts for use in current legal claims. Prior to private practice, Professor Mason gained invaluable experience and developed his trial skills working for the Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland where he represented clients in a wide variety of cases, including espionage, civil rights, mail and wire fraud and controlled substance prosecutions. In 1987, Professor Mason joined the DC Public Defender Service where he also engaged in an intensive criminal trial and appellate practice. Professor Mason has taught trial practice in a number of settings, including the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. He served as adjunct professor of law at the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University from 1986 to 1990. While in law school, Professor Mason was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an Articles Editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems.