Terri D. Thomas

Adjunct Faculty
Primary office:

Terri D. Thomas currently serves as the Legal Department Director of the Kansas Bankers Association. In this role, she provides legal and compliance information to Kansas banks. Prior to assuming this position, she was Of Counsel with the law firm of Spencer, Fane, Britt & Browne. Specifically, she was the point person for "Bankers Choice," a financial institution consulting division of the firm, providing on-sight training and fixed-fee legal assistance to financial institutions in Kansas and Missouri. Prior to joining the firm, Terri was employed in the banking industry for over twenty-three years in various capacities. Presently, she serves as an adjunct instructor at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kan., and at the University of Kansas School of Law in Lawrence, Kan., and is a frequent seminar presenter for banking associations. 

Courses Taught:
  • Banking Law

Representative Publications

Oversees the publication of a variety of legal and compliance resources for the Kansas Bankers Association.


J.D., Washburn University; B.A., Kansas State University.


State and Federal Courts of Kansas

Career History

Union National Bank 1980-1985; Shawnee Federal Savings 1986-1990; Bank IV 1990-2000; Capital City Bank 2000-02; Bank of Prairie Village 2002-03; Spencer, Fane, Britt and Browne 2003-06; Legal Counsel, Division of Water Resources, Kansas Bankers Association since 2008.


Kansas Bar Association

Why KU
  • One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks used at U.S. law schools
  • 2 KU law faculty were U.S. Supreme Court clerks
  • KU’s Project for Innocence: 33 conviction reversals since 2009
  • 7,300+ alumni live in all 50 states and 18 foreign countries
  • #18 “best value” law school in the nation — National Jurist Magazine
  • 12 interdisciplinary joint degrees
  • 27th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation. — U.S. News & World Report
  • 70 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
  • Nearly 800 employment interviews at law school, 2012-13
  • Top 25% for number of 2013 grads hired by the nation’s largest law firms
  • 20th: for number of law alumni promoted to partner at the 250 largest law firms