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Thomas Austin Thompson

About me

I enjoy being in the courtroom and representing clients in litigation matters; including personal injury, domestic relations, criminal law and business disputes.  I am also a trained mediator and collaboratively trained attorney who can assist clients in appropriate cases to find common ground to resolve disputes outside of the courtroom.  In addition, I represent several governmental entities such as the Villages of Pioneer, Edon and Fayette and am a former County Prosecuting Attorney. 


EDUCATION:  Honors graduate of The University of Toledo College of Law (Cum Laude, 1997); Member of the Order of the Coif national legal honor society; Ohio Regent’s Fellow award winner, 1994; Merit Scholar 1996, 1997.

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Business Administration from Tiffin University (Magna Cum Laude, 1994).


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 35%
    17 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 20%
    17 years
  3. Government: 20%
    17 years
  4. General Practice: 15%
    17 years
  5. Criminal Defense: 10%



Hourly ($180-250/hour), contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark Eugene Barbour

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Thompson is an experienced and knowledgeable advocate who will work hard to protect your interests.


    Mark Barbour Personal Injury Attorney
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  • Jill L Rogers

    Very determined and dedicated attorney. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jill Rogers Divorce & Separation Attorney
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Contact info

Bish, Butler & Thompson Limited

1210 West High Street
Bryan, OH, 43506


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Lawyers - LitigationAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Clients' Choice Award 2013AVVO2013
Order of the CoifToledo Chapter - The Order of the Coif1997
Merit ScholarUniversity of Toledo1995
Regents FellowTiffin University1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBish, Butler & Thompson, Ltd1997 - Present
County Prosecuting AttorneyWilliams County, Ohio2007 - 2013
Village SolicitorVillage of Edon, Ohio2002 - 2013
Village SolicitorVillage of Pioneer, Ohio2000 - 2013
Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyWilliams County1997 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio Association for JusticeTrucking Safety Section2013 - Present
Northwest Ohio Family Law AssociationBoard Member2012 - Present
Ohio Mediation AssociationMember2011 - Present
National Distrcit Attorneys AssociationMember2006 - 2012
Toledo Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2011
Morrison R. Waite American Inn of CourtBarrister2002 - Present
Kiwanis Club of BryanFormer President/Board Member1999 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeMember1999 - Present
Williams County Bar AssociationMember - Past Preseident1997 - Present
Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys AssociationN/A1997 - 2012
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Doe vs. ABC Company (Confidential)Settlement of $1,450,000.00
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Publication nameTitleDate
Bryan TimesConcealed Carry Law Contains Myriad of Exceptions2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Toledo College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Tiffin UniversityN/AB.B.A.1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Senior Citizens Safety Awareness MonthMedication Theft and Safety2011
Professional In-Service SeminarChild Sex Abuse Education2009
Senior Citizens Safety Awareness MonthElder Abuse2008
Juvenile Court SymposiumRole of the Attorney in Juvenile Court Proceedings2005