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Kimberly Thomas at desk

Meet Kimberly

Kimberly Thomas is a law professor at the University of Michigan Law School, where she runs the Juvenile Justice Clinic, where she and law school students represent people who cannot afford lawyers.


Her experience representing low-income Michiganders and teaching students the ethical practice of law will help her bring a voice of integrity and knowledge to the Michigan Supreme Court, ensuring access to justice and that each litigant is heard and respected.


Thomas served on the bipartisan Michigan Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform, which took a data-driven approach to understanding and making recommendations for improvement of our state’s juvenile system.

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Kimberly was honored with a U.S. Fulbright Scholar award. As a Fulbright recipient, she taught at the University College Cork School of Law in Cork, Ireland. She has been recognized for her service by the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan.


Thomas also has been engaged as an expert for the American Bar Association (ABA) Rule of Law Initiative, working on law school curriculum development and experiential education in Jordan, Egypt, and Turkey. 


Thomas received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and her law degree from Harvard Law School.

State of Michigan

Thomas lives in Washtenaw County with her husband and their two children, who attend Public Schools.


In her free time, Thomas volunteers at her kid’s school as a Science Olympiad coach and is a distance runner. Thomas and her family enjoy exploring and camping in Michigan’s state parks and America’s national parks.

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