After admission as a solicitor in 2006, Alicia Thomas practised in a specialist criminal law firm before joining the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions where she prosecuted criminal matters before the District Court. In 2010, Alicia joined the Bar and practiced in criminal and family law before being enticed back to practice as a solicitor with a specialist criminal law firm where she conducted a variety of serious criminal defence matters including Murder, Attempted Murder, Drug trafficking and other criminal prosecutions. Alicia returned to practice as a Barrister in 2018 and appears as defence Counsel in criminal, family, domestic violence and work health and safety matters. She also appears as a Prosecutor before the Supreme and District Courts on behalf of the Office of the Director of Prosecutions having been appointed to their private Barrister’s panel.
Alicia also lectured in Crime Prevention, Environmental Law and Family Law at the University of the Sunshine Coast for a number of years and continues to lecture at the College of Law.