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Thomas Robert Thompson

Business Attorney at Tallahassee, FL

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Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    25%
    Business organization, litigation and civil rights/discrimination

    31 years, 230 cases

  2. Employment and labor
    20%
    Defending civil rights administrative and litigation claims and assisting client prepare policy manuals

    25 years, 125 cases

  3. Probate
    20%
    prepare wills, and powers of attorney,.Estate planning and Probate court actions

    30 years, 300 cases

  4. Personal injury
    15%
    wrongful death, serious personal injury, Auto accidents, torts

    31 years, 530 cases

  5. Wrongful death
    15%
    Representing the estates and families of those wrongfully injured or killed as the result of the wrongful acts of others

    31 years, 122 cases

  6. Construction and development
    5%
    Assist contractors and developers ensure payment and draft contracts.

    30 years, 230 cases

            Tom Thompson grew up in Tampa.  Aftergraduating with honors with a bachelor of arts degree from theUniversity of South Florida, Tom was hired as a legal assistant withthe Tampa law firm of Haas, Boehm, Brown, Ridgon, Seacrest, and Fisher.While employed by the firm, Mr. Thompson worked in the field ofinsurance defense with emphasis in property and commercial liabilityclaims. Mr. Thompson later joined the construction litigationdepartment of Johnson, Blakley and Pope in Clearwater prior to hisentry in law school.   Mr. Thompson attended the Florida StateUniversity College of Law where he was an active member of the LawReview, a published author and member of the law Review’s editorialboard. Tom was elected Executive Editor in his third year and directeda special volume devoted to issues then pending before the FloridaLegislature.


            Upon graduating with honors, Mr. Thompson accepted anattorney associate position with the Tallahassee firm of Callahan andDobbins. While there, his practice consisted primarily of insurancedefense. He also represented self insured clients including Royal CrownCola Bottling, North American Van Lines and Sunshine Jr. Food Stores.


            Since the establishment of Thompson, Crawford and Smiley,Mr. Thompson’s primary practice had remained in the litigation field,both as plaintiff and defense counsel. In addition to serving manylocal clients, he has served as counsel for the State of Florida, OmniInsurance Company, Arbella Mutual Insurance Company, Superior InsuranceCompany, Philadelphia Insurance Company, 21st Century Insurance andNova Casualty and self insured companies including Budget Rent-A-CarSystems, Inc., Prestige Home Centers, Inc., and Westinghouse ElectricCompany. In addition to defending tort, contract and insurance coverageclaims, Tom has experience litigating racial and sexual discriminationand RICO actions on behalf of these and many other national, statewideand local clients.


            Mr. Thompson is a member of both the Florida and GeorgiaBars and is admitted to the Federal Bars for the Northern and MiddleDistricts of Florida, and the Middle District of Georgia, along withthe Eleventh Circuit. He is a member of the Tallahassee BarAssociation, the Defense Research Institute the Florida Defense LawyersAssociation and in 2001 was appointed by the Florida Attorney General,Bob Butterworth,  as a Chairman for the Florida New Motor VehicleArbitration Board, commonly known as the “lemon law board.”

 

           Tom has received recognition from theFlorida Bar for his expertise in the field of civil trial law and hasbeen "Board Certified" in that field by the Bar as a result of his 17years of trial experience combined with dozens of trials  and superiorethical reputation throughout the legal community.  

 

          Tom is the director of his localneighborhood association and lives in Tallahassee with his wife, Coni,and their three children.

Licensed for 31 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1991
Updated 11/23/2022
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1991
Updated 11/03/2022

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

Contact Thomas

Thomas Robert Thompson
1330 Thomasville Rd
Tallahassee, FL, 323035608
Thomas Robert Thompson
P. O. Box 15158
Tallahassee, FL, 32317
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Posted by Greg Verhagen | March 7, 2015
Always happy with service
I have used Thomas Thompson for both business and personal needs. He takes the time to personally review your needs and has always delivered the expected results in the timeline promised. I am extremely comfortable and confident with using Mr Thompson and his firm. The personal attention is fantastic!

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Thompson, Crawford & Smiley, P.A.
  • 1993 - Present
  • Chair, Lemon Law Arbitration Program
  • Office Of The Attorney General Of Florida
  • 2000 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • Callahan, Dobibns & Derr
  • 1991 - 1993

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of South Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985

Associations

  • Tallahassee Bar Association
  • member
  • 1991 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Board Certified - Civil Trial
  • Florida Bar
  • 2013
  • Outstanding Chairman - Small Claims Rules
  • Florida Bar
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Board Certified - Civil Trial
  • Florida Bar
  • 2008
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
  • Book Award - Property Law
  • Florida State University School of Law
  • 1989
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Publications

  • Florida State University Law Review
  • Definitional Aspects of Assault Weapon Legislation
  • 1991

Speaking Engagements

  • Leads Group
  • Employment Discrimination
  • 2013
  • Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce
  • Employment Law
  • 2010
  • Chamber Leads Group
  • Health Care Reform
  • 2010
  • Tallahassee Leads Group
  • What to ask for in a lawyer
  • 2009
  • Florida Bar CLE
  • Discovery
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Litigation Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom Thompson is without question in the top tier of trial lawyers in the Southeast. You'll see that when you meet him, and when you see him in court. He is always extremely well-prepared, is a master of both the large important issues and of the technical details, and has the greatest respect from judges and juries. If you could create the ideal lawyer from scratch, it would be Tom Thompson. I am always amazed at his ability to present complicated issues in a way that anyone can understand. That is a powerful quality in a courtroom. Juries can become disinterested if they don't understand the details. Tom keeps their attention and has a phenomenal record of success in trials. That same polished approach also serves his clients well when he is arguing to a judge outside a jury's presence. Judges are time-pressed, and want lawyers who are extremely well-prepared, who zero in immediately on the important issues, and who practice with the highest ethical values. That is Tom Thompson."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Thomas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is an effective and experienced attorney. Tom possesses the knowledge, talent and experience necessary to obtain the results which his clients expect. I have personal knowledge of Tom’s attentiveness to his clients’ cases and the aggressive representation he undertakes on a regular basis. I fully endorse Tom’s work. I know for a fact that Tom is willing to “roll up his sleeves” and zealously represent his clients in areas of the law which other attorneys would consider “minor” or “trivial”. Tom has been recognized by The Florida Bar as a board certified specialist. I feel comfortable referring close friends and family members to Tom Thompson."
Business Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Thomas Thompson. He is a great Tallahassee attorney who cares strongly about representing his clients."
Discrimination
Criminal defense