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Joel Thompson is a lifelong Texan and a longtime resident of Houston. He attended college and law school at Baylor University. He has been a practicing trial lawyer in Houston, Texas for over 25 years.


Joel has spent his entire career representing victims who have suffered catastrophic injuries from a variety of causes. He is intimately familiar with the immediate obstacles one faces in navigating a civil justice system that has become increasingly stacked against those suffering injury from the negligence of another.


His experience in the Houston legal community makes Thompson a regular guest expert on Houston radio station KTRH, recently being interviewed on issues regarding deaths at Disney World and the legal ramifications surrounding the ongoing saga of Tiger Woods. He has also made live guest appearances on CNBC, discussing current events such as the BP oil spill and corporate problems at Hewlett Packard.


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  1. Personal Injury: 55%
    32 years
  2. Business: 15%
    32 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 15%
    32 years
  4. Car Accident: 15%
    32 years



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Thompson & Tredennick LLP

6363 Woodway Drive
Suite 965
Houston, TX, 77057


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198401/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2011
Life MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThompson & Tredennick LLP2010 - Present
MemberLooper Reed2008 - 2010
PartnerBerry & Thompson1990 - 2007
AssociatePerdue Turner & Berry1985 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Spinal Cord Injury Association HoustonBoard of Directors2011 - Present
Baylor Bear FoundationPresident2004 - 2006
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates ForumLifetime MemberN/A
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Houston Trial Lawyers AssociationFormer Board of DirectorsN/A
Mass Tort Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Law Seminars InternationalThey Said What?!2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Baylor UniversityPolitical Science/EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Closing BellCrisis Management2010
Social Media LawDealing With Adverse Social Media2010
Good Morning Houston - KTRH radioDeaths at Disney2009
Good Morning HoustonCrisis Management - Tiger Woods2009
Construction Law ConferenceSurety Claims2001
Winning the Auto CaseSubrogation1998
Handling Insurance & Tort ClaimsThird Party Insurance Claims1998
Advanced Insurance IssuesSubrogation1997
Advanced Business LitigationTort Reform1996
Trial Skills of the MastersVoir Dire1995
Advanced Personal Injury and Insurance LawPunitive Damages1995
Current Insurance TopicsDuty of Good Faith & Fair Dealing1992
Advanced Personal Injury LawInsurance Bad Faith1991