Kimberly Thomas is a clinical professor of law, and the director and co-founder of the Juvenile Justice Clinic at Michigan Law. She also teaches in the Civil-Criminal Litigation Clinic. She specializes in trial and appellate practice, youth justice, and criminal sentencing law.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appointed Thomas to the Michigan Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform in 2021-2022. In 2017, Thomas served as a US Fulbright Scholar at the University College Cork School of Law in Cork, Ireland.

She is a former editorial board member of the Clinical Law Review.

In 2013, Thomas was among several attorneys honored with the Justice for All award from the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan. They were recognized for their training and pro bono support following the 2012 US Supreme Court decision in Miller v. Alabama.

Thomas also has been engaged as a legal education expert for the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative in Jordan, Egypt, and Turkey. That includes in 2011, when she spent three months in Amman, Jordan, working on law school curriculum development, especially in criminal law, as well as the creation and support of experiential education and the first clinics in the country.

Before joining the Law School faculty in 2003, Thomas served as a trial attorney with Defender Association of Philadelphia.