Felicia Thomas

Associate Executive Director of Operations & Management


Felicia Thomas is the Associate Executive Director at the Detroit Justice Center. A native Detroiter, Felicia earned her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and her B.A. in African & African American Studies & English from the University of Michigan. While in law school, Felicia served as a student attorney for the Family Law Project, Civil Clinic and the Criminal Appellate Practice Clinic. She was the first law student intern at the Maya Angelou Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. where she co-taught a class on the 4th Amendment. That summer, she also served as an intern in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan under Magistrate Donald Scheer. Felicia also interned with Think Detroit, Inc. and during her last semester of law school served as a Graduate Student Instructor in the Sociology Department at the University of Michigan.

Prior to DJC, Felicia served as the director of diversity and inclusion at Bodman PLC and the assistant dean of student affairs and director of diversity initiatives at Wayne State University Law School (Wayne Law). Prior to Wayne Law, she served as a law clerk to Daphne Means Curtis in the Wayne County 3rd Circuit Court, Civil Division. Felicia is currently an adjunct faculty member at Wayne Law and teaches a course called Teaching Law in High School. Felicia is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and sits on the Character and Fitness Committee for District H and the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee.