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William John Thompson

William John Thompson

Practice areas:

Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

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About Me

Bill Thompson is a trial lawyer with more than 22  years of experience who specializes in medical negligence and personal injury cases. He has represented victims and their families in hundreds of cases throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. Attorney Thompson also handles product liability and wrongful death claims and has vast experience before judges and juries in all types of personal injury cases.


He has been successful in obtaining numerous multi-million dollar awards for victims of medical and other negligence, including an $11.48 million jury verdict in August 2011 for the death of an 8-day-old twin, and an $8.5 million jury verdict in December 2011 for the family of a bicyclist hit and killed by a tractor trailer. Additionally, he won the largest jury verdict in Massachusetts involving a stillborn baby ($2.7 million). His jury verdicts have ranked in the top 10 highest jury awards in Massachusetts in 2001, 2006, 2007 and 2011, and include a $4.9 million verdict for the family of a man whose leg injury resulted in death, as well as a $3.5 million verdict for a woman whose breast reduction surgery resulted in the loss of both breasts.


Attorney Thompson is among the Massachusetts Super Lawyers appearing in Boston Magazine from 2009-2013, having also been named to the Top 100 list. He is also selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America®, the universally regarded definitive guide to legal excellence, 2011-2013.


Attorney Thompson has lectured in Massachusetts and nationally to a wide audience. He is a graduate of Boston College Law School, and is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Maine, as well as the First Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Bar Association, American Association of Justice, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, and many other legal organizations. He is a tireless advocate for his clients.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Medical Malpractice: 50%
    24 years, 500 cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 25%
    24 years, 250 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    24 years, 250 cases

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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  • Lakota Robin Denton

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    Lakota Denton Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact Info

Lubin and Meyer PC

100 City Hall Plz
Boston, MA, 02108-2105

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
RIAuthorized to practice law199808/29/2015
MEActive199308/14/2015
NHAuthorized to practice law199207/11/2013
MAActive199104/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
RecognitionMassachusetts Super Lawyers2013
RecognitionBest Lawyers in America2013
RecognitionMassachusetts Super Lawyers2012
RecognitionBest Lawyers in America2012
RecognitionMassachusetts Super Lawyers2011
RecognitionBest Lawyers in America2011
RecognitionMassachusetts Super Lawyers2010
RecognitionMassachusetts Super Lawyers2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLubin & Meyer, P.C.1999 - Present
PartnerCampbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy, Boston, Ma1997 - 1999
AssociateCampbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy, Boston, Ma1992 - 1997
Judicial Law ClerkNew Hampshire Superior Court1991 - 1992

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association for JusticeN/A1999 - Present
Rhode Island State BarN/A1998 - Present
Maine State Bar AssociationN/A1993 - Present
New Hampshire Bar AssociationN/A1992 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationN/A1991 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1991 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Estate of Bellerose$11.48 Million Verdict
Estate of Lacaillade$8.5 Million Verdict
Estate of Diresta$2.7 Million Verdict

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Massachusetts Bar AssociationPresuit Procedures in Medical Malpractice Cases1999
American Bar AssociationEmerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation1997
Massachusetts Bar AssociationPreparing and Trying Tort Cases1996

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of New HampshireN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1987

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Personal Injury SeminarOpening Statements, Cross-Examination2012