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Michael Grattan Thompson

Michael Grattan Thompson

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation, Social Security

About Me

My law practice is limited  to representing injured workers in the State of Washington, and Social Security Disability Claimants for over 20 years. I am a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum based upon a third party case arising from a work injury in which a recovery of $2.6 was obtained in 1996. I was a federal law clerk to the Chief Justice of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington from 1987-1989.  I have been rated as a top lawyer in the Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine for numerous years.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Social Security: 50%
    26 years
  2. Workers Compensation: 50%
    26 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (15-30%)

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Rondi Thorp

    I endorse this lawyer. Michael is a dedicated and hard-working attorney who really cares about his clients. You will be well represented with Michael.

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    Rondi Thorp Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Teresa Ann Sherman

    I have had the privilege of knowing Mr. Thompson for over 18 years. I send all of my clients to him if they have need of a Social Security Disability attorney, as he is the best in my opinion. He has worked in this industry for a very long time and has an amazing track record of success for his clients.

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    Teresa Sherman Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Michael G. Thompson, Attorney at Law, PLLC

1212 N Washington St
Suite 212
Spokane, WA, 99201-2401

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198706/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Spokane's Top LawyersSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2013
Peer Review Highest Rating - AVMartindale-Hubbell2012
Spokane's Top LawyersSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2012
Spokane's Top LawyersSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Spokane's Top LawyersSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Spokane's Top LawyersSpokane Coeur D'Alene Living Magazine2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Spokane's Top LawyersSpokane Coeur D'Alene Living Magazine2008
Member of the Million Dollar Advocates ForumThe Million Dollar Advocates Forum2000
CertificationInternational Workers' Compensation College1996
"Excellent" Efficiency RatingJudicial Employees in the US Court System1989
"Excellent" Efficiency RatingJudicial Employees in the US Court System1988

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerMichael G. Thompson, Attorney at Law, PLLC1992 - Present
AttorneySouthwell & O'Rourke, PS1990 - 1992
Law Clerk to the Chief JusticeUS Bankruptcy Court E.D. of WA1987 - 1989
Law ClerkWalthew Law Firm1986 - 1987
ExternUnited States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington1985 - 1985

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Supreme Court of the United States Of AmericaMember1996 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1995 - Present
Federal Bar Association Eastern WashingtonMember1995 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitMember1988 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of WashingtonMember1988 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember1988 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Ott v. Interstate Machinery Erectors2.6 million dollar settlement

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Lorman Education Services publicationThe Pension Candidate1996
Lorman Education Services publicationCommunicating with the Department of Labor and Industries1996
Creditor-Debtor Law News LetterCommon Misconceptions of Abandonment1989
Eastern Washington Bankruptcy NotesCode Notes1989
Creditor-Debtor Law NewsletterAgricultural Credit Act in Chapter 121989
Eastern Washington Bankruptcy NotesDeath of a Debtor in Possession in a Chapter 11 Reorganization1989
Creditor-Debtor Law NewsletterCase Summaries1989
Creditor-Debtor Law News LetterAvoidance of Injunctive Relief to the Extent it Impairs an Exemption1988

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of Washington -SeattleSpeechBA - Bachelor of Arts1983

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Winter Conference--In Search of the PasskeyWorkers Compensation1997
A "Friendly" Debate on Contemporary Worker's Compensation IssuesWorkers' Compensation1996
Spokane Credit and Bankruptcy Awareness SeminarBankruptcy1989
Gonzaga University School of Law Creditor - Debtor SectionCreditor-Debtor Law1989