Thomas Würgler

Attorney at Law
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Thomas Würgler


Thomas Würgler has a broad horizon of experience from his many years of leading management activities in the judiciary and as commander of the largest police corps in Switzerland. He advises public authorities and companies at strategic and operative levels on change management, compliance and security, including cyber security, public personnel law and public procurement. He also supports and accompanies executives by means of coaching, in particular in change proceses. He conducts internal investigations, especially when they are sensitive and complex. Another focus is on legal and administrative assistance, as well as on criminal and police law. He is also a sought-after expert on strategy issues in general and security issues in particular.


  • Since 2020: Partner with Umbricht Attorneys Ltd.
  • 2020: Head of the Cantonal Management Organisation (KFO, ZH) during the special situation of the Coronavirus pandemic
  • 2009-2020: Commander of the Zurich Cantonal Police
  • 2011-2013: President of the Conference of Cantonal Police Commanders of Switzerland (CCPCS)
  • 2001-2004: Chief of Staff (additional office) of the Intercantonal Police Coordination Staff of Switzerland
  • 2000-2009: Various Management Positions with the Cantonal Police
  • 1999-2000: Director of the Cantonal Office for International Mutual Legal Assistance and Money Laundering
  • 1988-1992: Specialised prosecutor for economic offences
  • 1985-2000: District attorney (public prosecutor) in the Canton of Zurich
  • 1989: Admission to the Bar
  • 1981: lic. iur. (University of Zurich)

Preferred Areas of Work

Internal investigations, Public Procurement, Legal Assistance, Police Law


  • Artillery Colonel, last post: Commander of Artillery Regiment 6


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