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William Matthew Thompson

Family Attorney at Madison, MS

4.2   11 reviews

also known as Matthew Thompson

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MS
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

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Learn William’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Family
    40%
    Thompson Addison, pllc, emphasizes complex, high conflict Family Law, representing Professionals with board/bar issues, general civil defense, employer matters, appeals, and serious injury cases.

    19 years

  2. Litigation
    40%

    19 years

  3. Appeals
    20%
    All areas of appellate reresentation.

    19 years

Matthew is the managing partner of Thompson Addison, pllc, emphasizing complex, high conflict Family Law, professional representation, general civil defense, employer matters, appeals and serious injury cases. 

Thompson Addison is a statewide practice, taking cases in all Courts throughout Mississippi, State and Federal Courts. Matthew is an experienced litigator having handled hundreds of cases and all phases, including; trials, hearings, depositions, mediations and appeals.

  

Matthew is the Past-President of the Madison County Bar Association, formerly on the Board of Directors with the Mississippi Volunteers Lawyer Project and currently with Mississippi Legal Services Corporation. Matthew is an Adjunct Professor at MC Law teaching Domestic Relations and a frequent presenter at CLE seminars. He is the author of Mississippi Divorce, Alimony and Child Custody, with Forms.

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Location

Thompson Addison, pllc
2060 Main Street
Madison, MS, 39110

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Reviews

4.2 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
Posted by Freddy | March 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Does the job and right
He was straight up and didn't lead me wrong in my divorce. Thompson understood the details of the case after our first meeting and did all he could to make sure I was treated fairly. Kinda nice for an attorney and was easy to talk to.
Posted by Linda | June 20, 2014
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LEGAL WORLD OF JUSTICE
Attorney William Matthew Thompson made a great difference in the world of law and justice while defending me against six counts that were completely false. While litigating my case Attorney William Matthew Thompson demonstrated excellence in the statute's of law relating to the charges against me. I since that the Judge and everyone in the courtroom that day was impressed with Attorney William Matthew Thompson professional performance and ability to get justice for me. The United States of America need more attorney's and people in the legal field like Attorney William Matthew Thompson because he cares about the people, and fights for justice. Thank You, Attorney Thompson
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Posted by Jason | March 27, 2013
Matthew Thompson is the best attorney that I have ever had represent me
Matthew Thompson is the best attorney that I have ever had represent me. He was well organized and wasn’t afraid to stick up for my rights. Matthew went to bat for me numerous times with the judge and stood up to the opposing counsel many times. I am completely satisfied with how he represented me. If anything else comes up regarding family law, Matthew will be my choice for representation, hands down. This is my second divorce and wish I would have had his expertise during my first one. Thanks Matthew, I'm so happy with the outcome of my divorce case and this is a first for me. I have been represented in the past by a total of 5 lawyers, none of which could ever compare to Matthew. To bad there isn't more attorney's out there like him.
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Posted by David | March 18, 2013
Great friendly lawyer who works hard for you.
There's not any bad things that i can say about Matthew, he's honest, friendly, kind, and most of all hard working. He was always there for me, always giving me friendly advice. There's not many lawyers out there that care about people like Matthew does. In my quest to find a lawyer, just about everyone of them were telling me to just agree to what the childs mother wanted which was excessive. When I found Matthew and explained to him what she was wanting, he advised against it. Not only do I get to see my child, but I got 1,3,5 weekends which I was only expecting everyother weekend. Each time we would go to court he would be very knowledgable and tell me what the likely outcomes would be for that day and was always right. I really expected the worst and came out on top. Matthew is great at family law and I will not ever choose anyone else. If you choose Matthew, you will not go wrong, he will fight for you, be there till the end and even follow up with you afterwards.
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Posted by Schuyler | March 12, 2013
Assistance in Divorce Proceedings
I felt the process was handled extremely well. We were well prepared for all encounters and had a good strategy going in. The negotiations were relatively painless and worked out to my satisfaction. I would strongly recommend Matthew and his team for any similar legal issues or circumstances.
Posted by Lisa | March 8, 2013
Very Professional and got the job done!
William "Matthew" Thompson handled my case quickly and with no surprises or delays. Everything was done just as he discussed with me. Additionally, he was very accessible when I had any questions. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Ann | March 7, 2013
One of the very best family lawyers in the southeast!!
Mr. Thompson was originally hired to represent my daughter in a difficult divorce case. That was over five years ago and we are still in litigation with the ex over contempt and child custody issues. Mr. Thompson is very ethical, extremely knowledgeable about family law, and has been most responsive to our concerns on an ongoing basis.
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2013
Expert in his field
Matthew Thompson was referred to me by a mutual friend. Divorce is a tough process regardless of the circumstancees, however, mine was seamless and as "easy" as possible thanks to Matthew's expertise . Matthew kept me informed of my options, as we as, the laws that affected my case. I have continued to reach out to Matthew for advice and legal guidance.
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Posted by Allan | March 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Calm in the storm
Mr. Thompson assisted me with a child custody case when the mother was trying to take our son out of the country. Mr. Thompson was not only knowledgeable about local custody laws but international concerns as well. I felt as though he was a solid "A" in the courtroom and his questioning was well on point. He achieved the desired results and was realistic in expectations. I want to stress "Realistic" because most attorneys I have had dealings with were not, they typically over-promise and under-deliver. Would and will recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disappointed
I hired Mr. Thompson after being referred to him by a friend. At first, everything was humming along smoothly, but after my initial visit getting in contact became more and more difficult. When negotiating the terms for settlement with my ex-wife it seems like his main concern was getting it over with so he could leave rather than seek what was in my best interest. I also never received an itemized bill for his services and was never sure what I owed him. His impatient demeanor and attitude was disappointing. I ended up following his advice and agreeing to a settlement that wasn't worth while. Afterwards he never sent any finalized paperwork. I ended having to get it from my ex wife. The entire experience was unprofessional. I would not recommend his services to anyone.
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Posted by Steve | June 23, 2015
Confused
I hired Matthew after reading many reviews. At our first meeting he laid out a very clear and direct approach to finilize my divorce. We then talked payment and settled on an amount which I paid in full that afternoon. He told me he would be moving that week on seeking seperated maintainable against my wife and custody for my son. 1 1/2 years later and nothing had been done. After many phone calls and meetings with no movement forward and no reason given for the delay I was forced to fire him and seek other council. I was mailed an itimized bill for almost double what I had paid even thou our agreement was payment specific for service which I never received. 97% of the bill was for his time answer emails, text, or for phone with me or for his assistant taking messages for him. I am very confused at why someone with his reviews as a caring person acted this way.
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Response from William Thompson August 1, 2016
Thompson Law Firm will never respond with confidential client information, including former clients, even if it were in response to a negative or false complaint. Same is restricted by the Rules of Professional Responsibility and Ethical Conduct. TLF welcomes client feedback and is always ready to address client concerns. Any client who is dissatisfied with our firm has the opportunity to meet with Matthew Thompson, individually, and any other involved personnel, to attempt to resolve service or fee disputes. TLF is proud of our 10.0 AVVO rating, which comes from AVVO’s use of a other practitioners and current and former clients. TLF is also grateful for the multiple positive reviews received. More information about our firm and family law cases may be found at www.BowTieLawyer.ms.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Chinn & Assoc., PLLC
  • 2005 - 2012

Education

  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Kumar v. Kumar, 976 So.2d 957 (Miss.App. 2008)
  • Reversed and Remanded
  • Stribling v. Stribling, 960 So.2d 556 (Miss.App. 2007)
  • Affirmed

Associations

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Past-President
  • 2005 - Present
  • Mississippi State Bar
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • MVP
  • Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • American Jurisprudence Award- Legislation
  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Hinds County Bar Association Newsletter
  • Thomas Elected Chancellor
  • N/A
  • Hinds County Bar Newsletter
  • Wise; Chancellor, Mentor, Volunteer
  • N/A
  • Hinds County Bar Newsletter
  • Owens, Senior Chancellor; Being a Chancellor is a Marathon Not a Sprint
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Update
  • Ethical issues: Handling Divorce in a Constructive Manner
  • 2012
  • Mediation CLE
  • Mediating the Family Law Case
  • 2011
  • Family Law CLE
  • A Family Law 101
  • 2011
  • Family Law CLE
  • Irreconcilable Differences Divorce; 101
  • 2010
  • ABA Spring COnference
  • Lunch with Experience
  • 2010
  • Mini CLE Marathon
  • Family Law Update and Odds & Ends in Family Law
  • 2009
  • Family Law CLE
  • Covenant Marriage, Child Custody and Odds and Ends
  • 2008
  • 14th Annual Hot Tips- Family Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (27)
Given (24)
Endorse William
Family Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Mr. Thompson and his firm. I regularly refer friends and clients needing assistance with family law matters to his firm. All have been highly satisfied with the results Mr. Thompson achieved for them."
Family Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew is a highly skilled family law attorney and I regularly refer complicated matters to his office."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Thompson has experience and is a fixture in the chancery courts of central MS."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Matthew is a thorough advocate that seeks amicable resolution first. In a field of law seemingly overrun by acrimony, Matthew's approach is helpful to his client and appreciated by his colleagues."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew is an effective Mississippi family law attorney and an asset to the profession. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"My friend the BTL is bright and practical. He loves his family. Offering a unique pricing approach, he can cut to the heart of a matter."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Tompson, is an asset to the legal profession and is well respected by his peers and his clients. He has gained an excellent reputation as a top tier advocate and he exemplifies all of the characteristics of a top quality lawyer. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible. FYI the bowtie, looks sharp. I endorse this attorney. –Anthony Munoz, Esq."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. William is a sharp witted, outside-the-box thinker who brings these attributes to the table for his clients' benefit."
Domestic violence Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Appeals Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matthew is thorough and tenacious with an ability to bring resolution to matters."
Family Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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