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Laura Leigh Thompson

Family Attorney at Newnan, GA

4.9   28 reviews

also known as Laura Leigh McCook

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2012
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Laura

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Laura L. Thompson is a graduate from Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. She was born and raised in Statesboro, GA. She comes to the firm with an energetic and fresh approach to handling the family law and personal injury aspects of the firm. She recently got married and her and her husband moved to Newnan, Georgia where they can be close to some of their family.

Mrs. Thompson’s primary interest is in family law. She deals with adoptions, legitimations, modifications, divorces, custody, and child support issues. If it is a family law issue, she will be more than willing to help out. She also handles wills, estates, probate matters, DUI's, some real estate matters, and personal injury cases.

Thompson Office of Law gives free phone consultations and any charges made for an in person consultation are deducted from the retainer fee. Call today.

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Thompson and Wallin L.L.C.
5 East Broad Street
Newnan, GA, 30263


4.9 / 5.0
  28 customer reviews
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Posted by Bonnnie | November 30, 2016
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Grace under fire
Mrs. Thompson was a wonderful attorney! No one likes divorce but she and her staff made my experience so much easier. They went above and beyond any other attorney I have ever had an experience with. When my ex's attorney refused to do his job and then acted like a fool in court Mrs. Thompson was cool as a cucumber and got the job done. Hopefully I will never need her services again but I will for sure refer all my family and friends to her if they have any issues. Thank you so much Laura for a job well done and with grace!!
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Posted by BEN | June 2, 2016
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Posted by Travis | May 14, 2016
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The best lawyer for the Job!
Laura Thompson aka "LT". Is my lawyer and she help my family and I gain custody of my son. Not everyday you see the father gain custody of there child. Well with great work of Laura Thompson I was able to get my son and couldn't be any happier. Thank you so much Laura. If you are looking for a lawyer that takes ever case personal and need legal advice or a lawyer to help you with a family law matter Laura Thompson and her team is #1.
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2016
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Return of Custody
Laura was great she pointed out something s in our case that we wasn't aware of. She worked extremely hard on my case and in the end. My kids were returned to me. I personally recommend Laura to anyone going thru child custody or even a child support case.
Posted by Greg | August 27, 2015
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Best lawyer in town
A really good lawyer and person. I felt as though I had the right one on my side. Very open communication and very responsive. Her office team is on point and makes you feel like they really care. Thanks Laura for your help when it was needed.
Posted by Guy | August 27, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Solid as a rock
I hired Laura to represent me in what should have been a straightforward and simple case - it turned out to be nothing of the sort. Laura stood firm and went above and beyond to help and assist and provide me with down to earth counsel. Everybody at Laura's office is courteous, professional and compassionate. I highly recommend Laura for anyone who is need of a family law practitioner.
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Posted by Haley | May 22, 2015
I wouldn't have choose anyone else. Everyone is so friendly and nice. My experience was not as bad as I thought the whole divorce thing would be because of the help I had from these guys! For anyone looking for a lawyer, you wont go wrong here!! Thank you guys so much!
Posted by Ronald | April 28, 2015
Great Job
Took a while dealing with other side Laura told me stay positive and all would be fine. After receiving ridiculous offers we answered back and the other side accepted .. Her assistant Keri was always on top of everything. Amanda and Alina were always a pleasure to speak with. Couldn't have chose a better firm for my divorce.
Posted by Casta | January 16, 2015
She helped me with my modification of child support and then I used her again for my divorce. Laura is always on time and responsive to my case or needs.The staff is wonderful and very attentative. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Laura Thompson! Her assistant, Keri, is always up to speed on everything involving the case! Best experience EVER!!! Love yall
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Posted by Casta | January 15, 2015
The staff is wonderful and very attentative. Laura is always on time and responsive to my case or needs. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Laura Thompson! Her assistant, Keri, is always up to speed on everything involving the case! Best experience EVER!!! Love yall
Posted by Justin | September 25, 2014
Most Personal Attorney in Georgia ... Maybe the World
Mrs. Thompson helped put my family back together!! With many upheavals in my case Laura did an outstanding job to ensure victory. She took a personal interest in my case and I couldn't have had a better lawyer in my corner. My case took place in Statesboro Ga. yet her office is in Newnan. How many attorneys would take that case???? I owe her the world for what she has done for my child and myself. Words do not express the the tanks I give this woman. Laura you have an amazing future ahead of you and I thank you with all of my heart.
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Posted by Amy | June 20, 2014
Grandparent rights
Laura Thompson is a wonderful Attorney. Since my sons death I was having problems seeing my granddaughter so hired Laura. I was on edge a lot and she is very confident and energetic. We won of course!! My family is so grateful to you. Thank you so much!!
Posted by Donesha | May 27, 2014
Laura Rocks!
Nov. 2013 I was served by my ex husband to change modification of custody, after a couple of months of not having a lawyer things became too complicated and I found Laura! I've spoked to quite a few lawyers just to get a feel of their background and personality and with speaking with Laura and her assistant Keri I chose them! Even with her being young I had faith in her and went with my gut feeling.From day one I was kept informed of everything that was going on, when I was freakin out Laura and Keri was always there to calm me down and always assured everything was going to be ok. Laura knew she was going to win this case and I liked that about her she was honest and didn't tell me just what I wanted to hear, she had my back! Even now that my case is over she is still handling things so I would recommend her to anyone she is great and I will forever be in her debt she won my case and I was able to keep the most precious thing which is my daughter! THANK YOU LAURA AND KERI LOVE YOU GUYS :)
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2014
Stepfather Adoption
Mrs. Laura Thompson was very personable and listened to our needs. She communicated and explained all options. She knows the laws of child custody and adoption very well. Our case went to trial and she won the case by being very prepared and presented the case in a very professional and proficient manner. A++ Attorney that truly cares about her clients!
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Posted by Krystal | March 6, 2014
Excellent Attorney!!
Laura is very kind!! And my opinion is that she actually cares about her clients and well being!! She's not in it just for the paycheck!! I've never had to have an attorney so this is my first experience and she has been great to me!!
Posted by Jan | January 20, 2014
Laura Thompson and Child Custody Case
Ms. Thompson just helped us win a child custody case. We were out-of-state, dealing with Georgia laws that we were not familiar with and had several complications. We tried to hire several attorneys before we ran across Ms. Thompson and we are so happy we hired her. We were not denied by any attorney, but the others were slow to get back with us and gave us nearly zero information, so we went with Ms. Thompson. She was clear about what she could do for us, what results we might expect (both good and bad) and what she needed from us. There was no guessing about what was going to happen or when. We especially appreciated that she was personable and compassionate about our concerns and gave us concrete suggestions about what documentation we needed, how to handle ourselves in court and with other court employees. On several occassions during breaks, I saw her get her phone out to check citations that the judge mentioned and she promptly made sure to ask us questions so she could see in what ways to compare our case or what ways to establish the case should not apply to our situation as was needed, which made me very comfortable that she had the most up-to-date way to use the information to help in our defense. One surprising piece of information to us was that Ms. Thompson is a relatively new attorney (we found out after our case was over.) We would never have guessed that. She "peformed" in the courtroom as well as any seasoned veteran. She did not appear to be nervous in court and she asked good, concise questions that really helped the judge hear what we wanted him to hear. She was persistent in her questions to the other party without being overly agressive and obnoxious and she was very thorough in covering each area of discussion. Ms. Thompson did her absolute best to keep expenses and costs down. There is nothing cheap about hiring an attorney and she did everything she could to keep the expenses reasonable. Since we are out-of-state, it would have been very easy for her to charge us for things that didn't happen. I did not feel that there was anything padded about her billing and as I reviewed it did not wonder why we were charged for anything. Her billings were timely and easy to follow. While I won't say I'm excited about paying legal fees, I will say I will gladly pay them because of her integrity and her professionalism. Of course, the fact we won doesn't hurt either! I would highly recommend Ms. Thompson to anyone looking for someone to be fair, compassionate, professional and honest. Also, I feel strongly she did her absolute best to help. Had we lost, we would definitely have been disappointed, but it would not have been because of any lack on her part, but because of the situation itself. Everyone should have the confidence to know their attorney did everything they could to help their client and Ms. Thompson certainly did not disappoint us in this regard.
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Posted by octavia | January 20, 2014
Excellent Family Lawyer
Laura helped me with my divorce which would have been quick, however, my ex made it very difficult and caused the process to be drawn out almost an entire year! Throughout this entire time span Laura was patient and understanding. She was able to mediate through some of the smallest issues that we had and for that I am truly grateful. In the end we were able to compromise and settle outside of court. She is very trustworthy and reliable. If ever again I am in need of a good lawyer I would definitely call her first.
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Posted by Nicholas | December 2, 2013
Property Dispute
I hired Mrs. Thompson to resolve a property dispute with a family member that turned a little ugly. Instantly she and her staff took over putting my mind at ease. She was very professional and got me the result I was looking for. I definitely recommend her to anyone. Great firm and top notch service. You won’t be disappointed.
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Posted by David | October 25, 2013
Don't Know Which Way To Turn? Call Laura McCook Thompson!
Do you have an abusive spouse? Maybe they don't hit you with their fist but hit you with vulgar, hateful words. They convince you that everything is your fault and your world seems to be crumbling down around you. I'm talking about a person who is evil and enjoys inflicting mental pain on you. Just when you are at your lowest you discover Laura. You tell her your story and when it's over you discover you not only have a great lawyer to guide you but someone who genuinely cares about you as she does all her clients. We've never had much dealing with lawyers so we didn't know what to expect. Laura returns your calls with questions that you might have. With her you will have peace of mind knowing that she's got your back. I highly recommend Laura and will never call anyone else.
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Posted by LeeAnn | October 17, 2013
Excellent Lawyer
Laura McCook was more helpful in handling my case than I could have asked for! She always responded quickly to any questions I had and kept me updated every step of the way. I recommend Laura 100%
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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 125-225 per hour
  • Contingency 15%-30%
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Skinner and Thompson Office of Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Legal Intern
  • Skinner Family Law
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Secretary
  • Keith Barber, PC
  • 2008 - 2009


  • Mercer University-W. George L.S.
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Georgia Southern University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Helping a Family Grow
  • Adoption Completed


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Court of Appeals, State of Georgia
  • 2013 - Present
  • Georgia Legal Services
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Family Law Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Georgia State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Georgia State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Award for Helping Low Income Clients
  • Georgia Legal Services
  • 2013


  • Our Website
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Walter F. George School of Law
  • Preparing for the Georgia Bar
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (5)
Endorse Laura
Family Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of getting to know Laura Thompson over the last four years. She is one of the finest and most professional attorneys I have known. Laura is a highly experienced and empathetic family law attorney, who has a great reputation with clients and colleagues alike. Her knowledge of Georgia Family Law and her efficiency in handling cases is unmatched. I endorse Laura without hesitation."
Child custody Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a very hard worker and excellent attorney."
Family Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Laura for a long time both as a friend and a lawyer in the community. Not only is does she understand people and family law, but she carries herself with integrity and honor in everything she does."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I proudly endorse Mrs. Laura Thompson as a peer in the Georgia legal community. Mrs. Thompson is thorough, diligent, thoughtful and creative. She treats her clients and fellow lawyers with respect. Mrs Thompson works to find common ground to resolve tough matters. And, when the situation calls for it, Mrs. Thompson aggressively represents her client's interests."
Family Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Friend
"I have had the honor to know Mrs. Thompson for the past four years. She is an intelligent and quick thinker who consistently goes above and beyond for her clients and excels at tasks that she is given. I would highly recommend anyone to retain her for their family law needs."
Family Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mrs. Thompson for approximately four years now, and during that time I have seen what a compassionate, dedicated and conscientious person she is. That compassion and dedication has served her well as an attorney. She is completely committed to her clients, and will do everything within her power to fully represent their interests. She is patient, understanding and caring, listening to the needs of those around her, while also being a highly effective advocate- a great combination. I would highly recommend Mrs. Thompson."
Family Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Professional, kind, empathetic. High energy, extremely bright, and highly committed to clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Friend
"Ms. McCook is a fine young attorney whom I have known for several years. She cares deeply about the work that she does and the cases that she handles, and I am happy to give her my endorsement!"
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