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Bradley R. Thompson

Criminal defense Attorney at Salem, VA

4.7   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found

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About Bradley

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Brad Thompson helps clients who have been charged with serious traffic or criminal offenses in the Roanoke Valley, including speeding, reckless driving, DUI/DWI, alcohol offenses, drug offenses, and other matters. He has experience appearing in Virginia’s General District Courts, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts, and Circuit Courts.

Brad is a former prosecutor with the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney in Salem, Virginia. When you contact his office, he has one thought in mind: how he can use his experience as a prosecutor to help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case.

As a prosecutor, Brad investigated traffic, misdemeanor, and felony offenses. He regularly worked with law enforcement to prepare charging decisions. He also negotiated plea agreements. He understands that the government has awesome resources at its disposal; Brad believes that every client should have someone on their side ready to protect their rights in the courtroom.

During law school, Brad worked with the law firm of Weber and Pearson, P.C., where he prepared briefs before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and assisted with federal narcotics investigations. He is a graduate of the Advanced DUI Training for Prosecutors and Law Enforcement in Williamsburg, Virginia, and the Trial Advocacy College.

Brad is an active member of his church and resides with his wife, Rachel Thompson, an immigration lawyer, in Salem, Virginia.


Bradley R. Thompson
103 S. College Ave.
Salem, VA, 24153


4.7 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Brad Thompson!
I highly recommend Brad Thompson to represent you in any legal matters. He is responsive, thorough, and always took the time to answer my questions and provide clarity. He is incredibly knowledgeable and cares about his clients!
Posted by Dana | March 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The decision to divorce is never an easy one. You contemplate the right decision and lean on an experienced attorney by your side. Brad Thompson is just that. He was there as I needed him and returned calls as requested. He explains the step-by-step legal process keeping you informed and always has his clients best interest at hand I would highly recommend Brad as your attorney
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Posted by Eric | March 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Personal treatment
Though my case was for a minor traffic matter, Brad treated it with all the gravity of a larger case. He was detailed and proactive. With little familiarity of my own in the legal world, I was grateful for Brad's skilled handling of my case. Though thankfully it was for something minor this time, I would not hesitate to rely on Brad for any other legal needs, should they arise in the future.
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Posted by Hannah | February 19, 2020
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A GREAT result in traffic court
Brad went above and beyond to help me with a recent speeding ticket. I would recommend working with him to anyone who wants a good result in court!
Posted by Michael | June 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great results
Mr. Thompson has handled two cases for me, one involving a trial and the other a divorce. Both cases were handled very professionally and yet outside of the courtroom he is a very friendly guy. His fees are reasonable and he's worth every penny. If a legal issue should arise in the future I would not hesitate to use his services again.
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Posted by Julie | March 14, 2019
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Absolutely one of the best lawyers
Mr. Thompson was my lawyer for a case that is very important. He was always on top of things and made sure to give me the time of day and make me his priority on my case. Bradley is very polite, attentive and a professional attorney. It Is very refreshing to have such a knowledgeable and not beat around the bush professional!! He will tell you exactly what he can predict what you should expect. He will also prepare you for court. He made me feel 1000 times better after our first meeting. If I ever for any reason I needed help he would be on the top of my list!!
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Posted by Tim | February 9, 2019
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Great attorney
I would highly recommend mr. Thompson as an attorney in Southwest Virginia before you go see any other attorney make sure you make an appointment with mr. Thompson and speak with him first as he is not only a great attorney but a great man at that I've been involved in the legal system for over 25 years and dealt with mainly Bob Rider but as times have changed new lawyers have came along and Brad Thompson is one of those new lawyers he knows well the Commonwealth's attorney's in Salem and Roanoke and that carries a lot of weight and will help you when you go to court as they will pretty much be on his side so to end this I highly recommend mr. Thompson as an attorney to have your back fully in Southwest Virginia courts he also works at a very fair reasonable price thank you for your help and hard work in my case mr. Thompson I was very pleased thank you
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Posted by Sharon | July 2, 2018
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Excellent, knowledgeable, and affable lawyer
I hired Brad Thompson to handle a divorce started 20 years ago. He was very savvy and was able to use the papers from earlier to complete my case swiftly and quite reasonably as well. Brad answered questions promptly and thoroughly. I would highly recommend him and would not hesitate to hire him again.
Posted by Jason | March 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Hired for my divorce
Brad is a good lawyer, he handled my case well even though there was a lot of going back and forth with the ex. He helped me to reach a suitable outcome and I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Marcus Mitchell | August 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great man, wonderful lawyer.
I had the pleasure of retaining Mr. Thompson for my divorce. He and his paralegal, Melanie, were very helpful and provided great communication. He made a point to mail me copies of paperwork he sent to the courts and was always available should I had any questions. Mr. Thompson is a wonderful, professional lawyer and I'd recommend his services to anyone going through a divorce.
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Posted by Jess | May 2, 2017
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Difficult situation
We hired Brad for several charges that my fiancée was charged with and he did an amazing job. His pricing is fair and he is extremely knowledgeable and patient. Brad is very good with communicating and was very helpful throughout my fiancées whole situation. I would highly recommend Brad for anyone who is need of an attorney.
Posted by Alison | March 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Avoid this lawyer
If given the opportunity I would hire a different lawyer. His communication skills are atrocious. He expects his clients to know the law, and give him all information without being asked. He purposely delays sending necessary documents to the court, and when asked about it there is no answer. Do not expect your case to be a priority, unless you are pestering him. He provides absolutely no guidance on how you can help your case along. I had a divorce case that, according to his paralegal, should have finished in Nov/Dec 2020. It didn't conclude until mid March 2021 due to inaction on his part. And if you call him out on this behavior he turns it around on you and makes it your fault. All he wants is your money and then forget seeing or talking to him unless you have court. If I could I would get a refund and stay far far away from him if possible. You would be better off representing yourself. Hope you have a better experience than me if you hire him.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.9 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Commonwealth Attorney
  • City of Salem Commonwealth Attorney's Office
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Weber & Pearson, PC
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Office Of The Public Defender For The City Of Roanoke
  • 2011 - 2011


  • Liberty University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Sciense
  • 2008
  • Washtenaw Community College
  • Associate of Arts
  • 2007

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Bradley
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Brad for years, and have found him to focus on the individual not just the case. He cares about his people and is constantly looking for creative ways to assist them in their legal needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brad is a pleasure to work with, and has proven himself both knowledgeable and always ready help."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Brad Thompson since he was a prosecutor. He is an outstanding attorney who is trusted by his clients for his work ethic and dedication to their case. I give him my highest recommendation."
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