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William Matthew Thompson

William Matthew Thompson

also known as Matthew Thompson

Practice areas:

Family, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Appeals

About Me

Matthew operates the Thompson Law Firm, pllc, emphasizing Family Law; Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Modifications, Contempt and Appeals

Matthew maintains a statewide practice, handling cases in Divorce Courts throughout Mississippi. Matthew is an experienced litigator having handled hundreds of cases and all phases, including; trials, hearings, depositions, mediations and appeals.


Matthew is the Past-President of the Madison County Bar Association, serves on the Board of Directors with the Mississippi Volunteers Lawyer Project and Mississippi Legal Services. Matthew is an Adjunct Professor at MC Law teaching Family Law and instructs attorneys in CLEs regarding Family Law. He is the U7/8 Soccer Commissioner for Mississippi Rush and Coach of the Thompson Law Firm Blue Oyster Cult soccer team. He ties his own bow ties.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Family: 35%
    10 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 30%
  3. Child Custody: 30%
  4. Appeals: 5%
    10 years



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

20 total 

  • Craig Robertson

    My friend the BTL is bright and practical. He loves his family. Offering a unique pricing approach, he can cut to the heart of a matter.


    Craig Robertson Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Colin Grant Mccallin

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Colin Mccallin DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Thompson Law Firm, pllc

745 Avignon Drive, Ste D
Ridgeland, MS, 39157



MSAuthorized to practice law200508/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
MVP- Pro BonoMississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project2012
AV Preeminent RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
American Jurisprudence Award- LegislationMississippi College School of Law2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Litigation AssocaiteChinn & Associates, PLLC2005 - 2012


Association NamePosition NameDuration
U.S. Supreme CourtMember Attorney2014 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Madison County Bar AssociationPast-President2005 - Present
Mississippi State BarMember2005 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Kumar v. Kumar, 976 So.2d 957 (Miss.App. 2008)Reversed and Remanded
Stribling v. Stribling, 960 So.2d 556 (Miss.App. 2007)Affirmed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Mississippi Bar- Famliy Law Section NewsletterI am an Undivorce Attorney2008
Hinds County Bar NewsletterWise; Chancellor, Mentor, VolunteerN/A
Hinds County Bar Association NewsletterThomas Elected ChancellorN/A
Hinds County Bar NewsletterOwens, Senior Chancellor; Being a Chancellor is a Marathon Not a SprintN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mississippi College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Family Law UpdateEthical issues: Handling Divorce in a Constructive Manner2012
Mediation CLEMediating the Family Law Case2011
Family Law CLEA Family Law 1012011
Family Law CLEIrreconcilable Differences Divorce; 1012010
ABA Spring COnferenceLunch with Experience2010
Mini CLE MarathonFamily Law Update and Odds & Ends in Family Law2009
Family Law CLECovenant Marriage, Child Custody and Odds and Ends2008
14th Annual Hot Tips- Family LawAppellate Practice2007