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Paul Rice Thomson III

Personal injury Attorney at Roanoke, VA

5.0   21 reviews

About Paul

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My law practice is devoted entirely to personal injury work.  I assist clients in Roanoke County; Roanoke City; Salem; Botetourt County; the city of Lynchburg; Lexington; Martinsville; Franklin County; Rocky Mount; Rockbridge County; Wytheville; Abingdon; Bristol; Wise; Lebanon; Hillsville; Manassas; Fairfax; Arlington; Richmond and Virginia Beach.

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Licensed for 27 years
State WV
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/29/2022
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1995
Updated 10/01/2022

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

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The Thomson Law Firm PLLC
2721 Brambleton Ave. S.W.
Roanoke, VA, 24015

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Posted by David | October 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Personal injury
Paul is a great attorney he is very honest and forthright. He done a Great job for my family and I. We were injured in a car accident he was there for us from the first time we spoke to the very end. Paul fault hard for us and kept us up to date every step of the way.
Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Paul Rice Thomson III did an excellent job negotiating an equitable settlement for my 96 year old Mother at a local nursing home. His communication of the facts to our family was outstanding. I highly recommend Paul for personal injury representation.
Posted by Joshua | October 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Supportive and available
Mr. Paul Thomson was on top of everything from beginning to end. Supportive and available. He handled my family case efficiently. Answered promptly to all my emails and calls. He was there for me. He has valuable connections that will make your life easier during one of the most difficult times. I live out of state and work odd hours, he went out of his way to ensure that my voice was heard. He's a real person. I can only speak good things about Mr. Thomson and is the only lawyer I would work with in the future.
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Posted by Rebecca | August 12, 2021
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Car accident
Honest, to the point and a pleasant lawyer to work with. Keeps in touch frequently and explains everything in detail. I was recommended to consult with Mr. Thompson from another lawyer I have used in the past.
Posted by Kimberly | July 3, 2021
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Up Front and honest
I reached out to Paul Thomson for assistance in a claim. Let me tell you he will not tell you what you want to hear! If he has a case he will tell you up front. I have no reservations recommending him!
Posted by Vikram | November 18, 2020
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Very happy with service
The Thomson law firm represented me for injuries suffered in an accident. Mr. Paul Thomson and Associates were always helpful throughout the case. I am very happy with the case results. I was happy with my settlement and highly recommend this firm.
Posted by Sandy | September 17, 2020
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Great attorney who will have your best interest at heart!!
Mr. Thomson took my case and made me feel as though I was his only client! He kept me well informed throughout the process and I always felt comfortable with any questions I needed to ask. Would highly recommend him to anyone!
Posted by Rodney | May 6, 2020
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Great lawyer
I thought it was a lost cause, but ended up winning a settlement. I was patient and let Mr Thomson do his job.
Posted by Pam | April 27, 2020
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Doesn't give up
We hired Mr. Thomson after my husband was t-boned last year by a woman running a red light. We had never been involved in a serious accident so we had many questions about dealing with the insurance companies. After speaking with Paul, we knew he would help us sort things out. He kept dealing with the insurance companies until we reached a fair settlement. He and his staff were a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend Mr. Thomson if you want someone who is caring and willing to work hard for you!
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Posted by James | March 19, 2020
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Never gave up
I was probably the worst client ever. From day one Paul tried to do everything to ensure the best outcome for me, however I continued to miss Drs appointments and just wasn’t doing what I needed to on my end. We actually lost contact for over a year. He went to my old residence to try and find me, then finally got me on email. He never gave up and because of him I actually came out great in a case that I gave up on. There’s no way I would ever consider getting another lawyer if needed in the future. Do yourself a favor and contact Paul, if you have a case he will find a way!!
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Posted by Ralph | August 16, 2019
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To get the best, you need the best!
Paul Thompson & Tommy Joe Williams share the building/offices and both men are two of the best, most trustworthy, capable, knowledgeable & dependable lawyers/men that I have known and had the great opportunity of having represent me when I was "between the rock and hard place". Paul has his specialities and one is dealing with insurance companies who are responsible to pay their client's claims. Paul knows the ropes thru years of dealing with these people and their companies. They are determined to pay the least and Paul is determined to get you all the policy and law will allow. Often times one should travel the "go to court" route to get fair treatment by these companies. Some times settlement is the best and quickest way. Paul can and did guide me accordingly securing for me a 'better by far' settlement than I would have imagined. I recommend Paul to anyone who has need of dealing with their insurance company for any reason!
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Posted by Dale | May 17, 2019
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client
I am writing to recommend the Thomson Law Firm to anyone needing representation for a personal injury case. I was recommended to Paul Thomson by an attorney who was representing me in my disability case. After my first meeting with Paul, I felt relieved to have found the right law firm to represent me. Paul and his whole staff were great to work with. We met and we started working on my case. He told me all the things that I needed to do to get my case started. All of his hard work turned out well as we settled out of court to my delight with a great settlement. I had started off with a tv lawyer who had told me to accept a much lower settlement.
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Posted by Leigh | October 2, 2018
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Personal Injury
In late 2015, we were involved in a high speed rear end collision. Our first priority was seeking medical treatment but we knew we would have to retain an attorney to represent us at some point. Paul was referred to us by another attorney that we highly respected. Paul jumped in and took over dealing with the insurance companies, giving us advice on how to proceed and ultimately fought for and negotiated what we considered a favorable settlement. Paul and his staff were always quick to answer our questions and we never had to worry about what was going on with our case. I would recommend Paul to anyone in a similar situation.
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Posted by Mike | September 16, 2018
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Dedicated, Effective, Professional Attorney
Last December, I was involved in a motorcycle accident. I had no idea how much I was going to have to deal with. I spoke with Paul and immediately felt relief as he took all of the burden off of my back and worked to get me a settlement that was needed for my losses and injuries. I always had an open line of communication and felt like I had a good friend that was standing up for me in an intimidating circumstance. I very much appreciate Paul and all of his staff for their hard work and professionalism. I would highly recommend The Thomson Law Firm for personal injury representation.
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Posted by Susan | April 9, 2018
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Paul Thomson: Best Personal Injury Attorney
Paul Thomson and his staff are without a doubt the most dedicated and efficient people to handle anyone's Personal Injury claims. Almost two years ago, I lost my youngest son due to negligence in one of our local stores. The credit for finding the Thomson Law Firm actually goes to him, as he started the claim process shortly after his accident. Before he could satisfy the case, my son lost his life as a result of complications brought on by his fall. As soon as I was able to begin seeking help for seeing his case through, I made arrangements to go see Mr. Thomson to find out how I could follow through with my son's case. Long story short, it got to the point where everything Mr. Thomson did led us into a brick wall, and we both agreed that we probably weren't going to get anywhere with the claim. I thanked him for the time he had invested and agreed it was far too complicated for me to continue to be of help, as I was still in a state of devastation from my loss. However, months later, on a Sunday afternoon, I received a call from Mr. Thomson who was working in his office. He called to say he had been looking back into my son's case and said that he was going to try a different approach. I was stunned! Who ever heard of an attorney digging out an old file and begin trying to see if he could bring my case to some sort of fruition. Once again, we met some stonewalls, and I accepted the fact that it was hopeless. Once again, I filed the possibility of ever resolving this case in the back of my mind. And, once again, on a Sunday evening several more months later, Mr. Thomson called again and sent several emails to let me know he had gotten the insurance company to settle the claim. I could not believe that this man, who didn't know me from Adam, once again had pulled my file and fought the fight until he acquired a settlement. So, people I want you to consider this; if you need a Personal Injury attorney, don't shop around. Go straight to the Thomson Law Firm in Roanoke, VA and experience for yourself the perseverance, dedication and timely fashion in which Mr. Thomson attacks each case, one as important as the next. Mr. Thomson, I am honored to have been served by you and your very efficient staff.
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Posted by Andrew | May 27, 2017
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Paul fights for you!
I highly recommend Paul to anyone who is looking for a PI lawyer. I had two motorcycle accidents in the same year and between dealing with the insurance company and the medical bills I was starting to drown. That's when a friend recommended Paul to me. From the very first meeting with Paul I immediately felt at ease and knew my case would be taken care of. I was able to focus on recovering from my injuries instead of the medical bills. My cases were settled much quicker than I would have ever thought. The settlements were more than I imagined and my wife and I were able to put a very generous down payment on our first house. All of my medical bills were paid and I didn't have to go through the headache of dealing with the insurance companies. Overall my experience with Paul and his team was exceptional!
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Posted by Virginia martin | October 2, 2016
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Paul thomson
Paul Thomson is a excellent lawyer he is very proficient and is willing to do all he can to help his clients out and he shows he cares and he is very careing when it comes to his cases he keeps u up to date on what's happening with your case and he is also excellent at settling cases he was very proficient on our case I was very pleased with the out come and I would recommend him to anyone .
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Posted by Bob | November 4, 2015
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Beyond my wildest expectations
Beyond my wildest expectations! Mr. Thomson and his staff have changed my opinion of lawyers. I have had negative experiences with lawyers in the past: Not returning calls, never available, unrealistic promises, arrogant attitudes, etc. This certainly was NOT the case here. I was hit by an irresponsible driver and my truck, an older truck that I inherited from my late father, was totaled. Though cited as being responsible for the wreck, the other driver provided a false story to his insurance company. The insurance company, even after obtaining the facts, witness statements, police reports, etc was indifferent to my situation. I was paid a pittance for the truck, and I had to undergo back surgery. I am from North Carolina's coast, so shopping for a lawyer in the Blue Ridge Mtns wasn't easy and luckily a called a lawyer that,in turn, recommended Paul Thomson. I spoke with Mr. Thomson on the phone and then later in person. He agreed to take the case but made no extraordinary promises other than to represent me fairly and do his best to obtain fair compensation for my injuries and loss. I had really hoped just to get enough to fully restore my dad's old truck. They far exceeded my expectations. The phones were always answered, and with the utmost of courtesy. My calls were always returned promptly if Mr. Thomson was unavailable at the time. Paperwork never lingered on desks or inboxes. I was kept informed every step of the entire ordeal. Mr. Thomson, having once worked for insurance companies, was tenacious in dealing with with both mine, the other driver's and my health insurance. Their office operates like a precision watch. Last week Mr. Thomson called to get my opinion on a settlement offer. I was prepared to be disappointed. I certainly wasn't. Yesterday, we picked up my check and I still cannot believe how much more he got for me than what I could ever have dreamed for. The Thomson Law Firm will treat you with respect and dignity as if you were family, make no false promises, and provide consistent, professional representation to obtain the compensation you deserve. I will never forget them nor will I ever be able to thank them enough.
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2014
A lawyer who really cares...
Paul's vast legal knowledge and ability to cut through the red tape and get right to the core issues of my case was amazing! His professionalism and confidence was very apparent in the courtroom and totally put me at ease. Spending time with him has changed my opinion towards the legal system and lawyers.
Posted by Deborah | March 11, 2014
Invaluable
Mr. Thomson provided timely response to calls , knowledgeable , thoughful, clear explanation of issues and choices that presented following the accident ; all which concluded in a reasonable settlement being reached.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Thomson Law Firm PLLC
  • 2010 - Present

Education

  • University of Arkansas - Little Rock
  • J.D. with honors
  • 1995
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • B.A.
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Nurse admits exceeding scope of practice
  • Settlement - $1.4 Million

Associations

  • AAJ American Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • West Virginia Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • Personal Injury Lawyers of Roanoke (PILR)
  • N/A
  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Spring 2013
  • Defective Soccer Goals
  • 2013
  • LGA Spring 2013 Conference
  • Premises Liability
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse Paul
Unknown Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Thomson is a true professional. His clients like him and his opponents respect him."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Paul Thomson. We litigated against each other for two+ years in a major case involving unique product liability issues and discovery challenges. Paul was an exceptional advocate, creative and relentless. I found him to be several steps ahead of his peers. He was very effective in everything he did, and though I didn't enjoy it at the time I can certainly completely admire his abilities and approach now that the case is over! I also credit Paul for his professionalism, and note that despite the challenges he creates for opposing counsel on the merits, he is never unpleasant or unreasonable to deal with on a personal level."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul is a very diligent attorney with a great deal of experience representing injured victims of consumer products."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. First rate trial attorney. Aggressive. Tireless. Principled. Honest."
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