Holly Thomas

Holly Thomas, who was confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on January 20, 2022, can claim to bring a breadth of experience to that court that few other judges can. Thomas has worked a civil rights attorney and a prosecutor, a litigator and an administrator, a state law practitioner and a federal law practitioner, and both a criminal law attorney and a civil law attorney.

The daughter of a bookkeeper and a school custodian, places she worked before becoming a judge include the NAACP-LDF, the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.