Law Graduate, Accredited Representative, Immigration Unit
Wilton Thomas joined Brooklyn Defender Services, Immigration Practice in the fall of 2016. Wilton attended Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York where he also interned at the Pace Community Legal Practice (PCLP) from 2014 to 2016.
While pursuing his Juris Doctor (JD) at Pace, Wilton was engaged in the dynamic student-attorney program at the John Jay Legal Services Immigration Justice Clinic. He was an active member of the Pace University Black Law Student Association, and served as president of the association from 2015-2016. Wilton is a member of the law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta and he is also one of the founding members of Pace University Immigration Law Society.
Wilton is originally from the Caribbean island of Grenada, he moved to the Brooklyn, New York in the summer of 2000. Prior to embarking on his law career Wilton had a variety of work experiences. He worked at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, & Wharton Garrison LLP; he served in the Permanent Mission of Grenada to the United Nations. He worked as a Research Analyst with J.P. Morgan Chase focusing on Office of Comptroller of Currency Independent Foreclosure Review (IFR) looking into whether borrowers suffered financial harm during the foreclosure process. He also interned at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Legal Department.
Wilton holds a BA in Sociology from St. Francis College and an MA in Political Science from CUNY- Brooklyn College received in 2003 and 2007 respectively.
Wilton is proud to be a member of the team at BDS and he is thrilled to serve the community he has grown to call his home.