Thomas C. Albus is a native of St. Louis County and a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Missouri-Columbia. Following law school, Judge Albus clerked for the late Lawrence G. Crahan on the Missouri Court of Appeals and for Judge John C. Holstein on the Missouri Supreme Court.
Judge Albus worked in the litigation department of the St. Louis law firm now known as Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner before joining the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Missouri in 2002 where he prosecuted criminal cases for 17 years with an emphasis in white collar, tax and public corruption. In 2019, Judge Albus joined the administration of Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt as First Assistant. Judge Albus was appointed Circuit Judge by Governor Michael Parson and was sworn in on April 24, 2020.
Judge Albus resides in St. Louis County with his family. He has been active in many church, community and professional organizations including Mary, Queen of Peace Church, School and Athletic Association, The Missouri Bar, The St. Louis Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the St. Louis University High School Alumni Board and Fathers' Club and the Missouri Athletic Club. Judge Albus is an adjunct professor at Washington University School of Law.