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James Moten Thompson

also known as Thompson Legal Center, LLC.

About me


The Thompson Legal Center is dedicated to representing its clients in all areas of employment law and is committed to protecting the legal rights of the residents and businesses in the Tampa Bay area. Mr. Thompson is peer review rated as a preeminent AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell; the legal community’s primary attorney rating source. With over 20 years of  legal experience, our unique approach to litigation blends the best aspects of what legal proficiency and innovative legal thinking have to offer. All of our clients, no matter the size, receive the same personalized attention to detail and experienced guidance that has become our standard. Effective in our negotiations, and focused on integrity, our firm stands as a resilient representative for each client that we have the opportunity to represent.



Contact info

Thompson Legal Center

777 S. Harbour Island Boulevard
Suite 245
Tampa, FL, 33602

Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
    25 years
  2. Sexual Harassment: 20%
    25 years
  3. Discrimination: 20%
    25 years
  4. Wrongful Termination: 20%
    25 years
  5. Employment: 20%
    25 years



Hourly ($350/hour), contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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FLMember in Good Standing199006/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers of TampaNational Law Journal2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyThompson Legal Center, LLC.2011 - Present
PartnerNelson, Bisconti, Thompson & McClain2001 - 2011
AttorneyFord & Harrison, LLP1998 - 2001
PartnerBrowning, Eden & Sireci, P.A.1995 - 1998
Assistant State AttorneyFlorida State Attorney's Office1993 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
South Tampa Chamber of CommerceLaw Partners Group2011 - Present
Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law SectionAttorney Member2011 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sexual Harassment and RetaliationWon jury trial
EEOC and Micheal Matanic v. American Tool & Mold, Inc.; M.D. Fla. Case No.: 8:12-cv-2772-T-35EAJJames Thompson won a rare Plaintiff's Summary Judgment for his client, along with his firm, Thompson Legal Center, LLC. and the U.S. EEOC.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1985