Thomas Kent

Associate General Counsel

Telephone: (734) 764-0304
Fax: (734) 763-5648

Secretary: Jennifer Traver
Telephone: (734) 615-6875

5010 Fleming Administration Building
503 Thompson Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1340

Tom Kent joined the Office of the Vice President and General Counsel in Fall 2017.  His primary responsibilities include defense of the University and its faculty and staff in state and federal court litigation and providing advice and counsel on labor, employment, law enforcement, and immigration matters.  Prior to his arrival at the University, Tom served as Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Ann Arbor for three years and Deputy Chief Legal Officer for the City of Flint for five years.  From 1996 through 2009, Tom was in private practice in Ann Arbor specializing in employment and civil rights litigation.  Throughout his career, Tom has specialized in private and public sector labor, employment, and constitutional tort litigation.

Tom graduated cum laude from Michigan State University Law School in 1996 and received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1991.