Thomas H. Reed is a graduate of Northwestern University and the Cornell Law School. He has been a member of the Milwaukee Criminal Trial Office of the State Public Defender since 1982 where he has handled a wide range of criminal cases. He has been the First Assistant State Public Defender since 2000 for an office of approximately sixty attorneys. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Milwaukee Bar Association (MBA). He is also a member of the MBA Legal Services to the Indigent and Courts Committees. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Milwaukee chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), a Community Advisory Board Member for the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility, and is a Steering Committee Member of the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force. In addition to various other bar related and teaching experiences, he has been an adjunct professor of law at The Marquette Law School since 1999.