This week’s featured guest is Regina Thomas, a candidate for 3rd Circuit Judge from Detroit, MI. An accomplished wife, mother, and lawyer, Regina made it through a crowded primary with 21 candidates and is on the November 2016 ballot vying for 1 of 4 seats on the 3rd Circuit Court. In this week’s episode of Changing the Face of Power, Regina shares her journey as a first time candidate fighting to be the voice for justice in her community.
Attorney Regina Thomas is a deputy chief counsel of the Civil Law Group of Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. She also currently serves as an adjunct professor at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. She graduated from Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Michigan. She received her Bachelor of Science from Tennessee State University and her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Vanderbilt University School of Law.
Her prior legal experience includes serving as an assistant prosecuting attorney for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, chief counsel for the Juvenile Law Group of Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc., and assistant attorney general for the State of Michigan. She has successfully completed management training at the University of Michigan Business School Executive Education Center.
She is also a graduate of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit Program. Attorney Thomas received a certificate of achievement from the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law for the successful completion of its Community Lawyering Training. She currently serves on the boards of Matrix Human Services and the Youth Connection, Inc. She resides in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI with her husband Johnny and her two sons, Johnny III and Jason.
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