Minority Representation in Environmental Law Featuring Gina M. Thomas '87

Fri, Jul 10, 2020, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students

Lawyer Gina M. Thomas '87 is excited to speak with students — particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds — and provide advice about careers in law. Her specialty is in the field of environmental law. Participants are encouraged to come with questions, which may relate to law or pertain to Ms. Thomas' time as a Princeton student.

Ms. Thomas is an assistant counsel in the Governor’s Office of General Counsel (OGC). She is assigned to work for the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Southeast Regional Office in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

Her practice focuses on radiation protection, safe drinking water, remediation of hazardous waste sites and hazardous waste cleanup cost recovery litigation. Before joining the DEP’s Southeast Regional Office, she was an associate in the Environmental Law Group of Fox, Rothschild, O’Brien & Frankel, from 1997-1998 and was an Assistant Counsel in the DEP’s Southcentral Regional Office (Harrisburg) from 1992-1997. She clerked for Honorable James Gardner Colins, senior judge of the Pennsylvania Superior Court and interned for the late A. Leon Higginbotham, former chief judge of the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ms. Thomas graduated from Temple University Law School in 1990 and Princeton University in 1987. In May 2015, Ms. Thomas received mediation training from the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the OGC Mediation Practice Group and regularly mediates cases filed before the PA Human Relations Commission and other PA administrative agencies.

In her spare time, Ms. Thomas serves on the Board of Directors for the Holy Cross Independent Mission School, sings as a volunteer for the Delaware Valley Opera Company, is a member of the community advisory committee for Opera Philadelphia and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Philadelphia