He was educated at the University of Georgia and Mercer University School of Law. He began his practice working for a firm outside of metro Atlanta where he represented banks and other lenders, conducting real estate closings, foreclosures, suits on notes, creditor representation in bankruptcy court, while also providing advisory services. He had a heavy litigation practice. He took a break from the law and earned a Masters in Philosophy from Fordham University in New York.
Returning to Atlanta, he worked in the DeKalb County Law Department, where he represented the Board of Assessors, working with the chief assessors on largest commercial property tax appeals. His experience includes appeals of mixed use properties, malls, apartments, office buildings, shopping centers, car dealerships, warehouses, raw land, and the old GM plant. He also represented several tax commissioners, advising them on tax sale and excess funds issues. He handled bankruptcy issues for all departments; this included protecting tax and water bills. He was also tasked with representing the county in its more prominent litigation, from contract cases to wrongful death actions.
Back in private practice, he uses his knowledge gained from government work to benefit real estate property owners.
Thompson has successfully handled litigation at all levels and in different venues, from the trial court to appellate courts in the state and federal courts.
Whenever the opportunity arises, he enjoys playing tennis, watching his daughter perform on the stage (acting, playing the piano, singing, dancing, ballet, etc.), taking his wife to dinner, and being with family. He is active in his parish. When life is really good, he is watching college football.
BA, University of Georgia
JD, Mercer University
MA, Fordham University
Memberships and associations:
State Bar of Georgia
Atlanta Bar Association
Sandy Springs Bar Association
Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Georgia Association of Assessing Officials
U.S. District Court for Northern District of Georgia
Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
Court of Appeal of Georgia
Supreme Court of Georgia
All other Georgia courts
Member, Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Past Memberships and Associations:
Cathedral of Christ the King, Liturgy Committee
Marist Alumni Class Delegate