Pictured: Kimberly Willis, President of the Association of Black City Attorneys with
Earl Thomas, Chief of Criminal & Special Litigation Branch.
In celebration of African American Heritage Month, the Office of the City Attorney, and the Association of Black City Attorneys held a reception on the 8th floor of City Hall East to recognize the appointment of Earl Thomas in recognition of his recent promotion to Chief of the Criminal Branch. Also honored with Earl was Alois Phillips, the Supervising Attorney, San Pedro Branch; James Bell, Bureau of Investigation; Vivian Lackey, Support Staff Supervisor, Metro Branch; Vanessa White, Support Staff Supervisor, Reyes Branch; and Lillian Reed, Legal Secretary III.
The Association presented Mr. Thomas, a founding member of the organization, with a plaque memorializing his achievements in the Office. Over 100 attorneys and staff from the office participated in this tribute to African American heritage and history.