Rhodia D. Thomas
Adjunct Professor of Law
Ms. Thomas serves as Executive Director of MidPenn Legal Services, a nonprofit law firm that provides civil legal services to low-income individuals and survivors of domestic violence in 18 counties in central-Pennsylvania. She graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University, with a degree in Education, and received her J.D. from Widener University School of Law. Ms. Thomas is active in the Pennsylvania Bar Association and currently serves as a member of the Minority Bar Committee and for three years she co-chaired the MBC’s Diversity Summit. Ms. Thomas is also a member of PBA’s Legal Services to the Public Committee. In July 2012, Ms. Thomas was elected to the Board of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and currently chairs the PBI Audit Committee. Ms. Thomas also serves as President of the Pennsylvania Project Directors Association and was recently elected to the Board of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association. Ms. Thomas has received several awards including the PLAN Excellence Award, the Outstanding Minority Scholar Award, Women of Excellence Award, and in 2002 she was named as one of 50 Minorities of Influence by the American Lawyer Media. Ms. Thomas has over 25 years of experience in public interest law.