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Thomas Austin Thompson

About me

I enjoy being in the courtroom and representing clients in litigation matters; including personal injury, domestic relations, criminal law and business disputes.  I am also a trained mediator and collaboratively trained attorney who can assist clients in appropriate cases to find common ground to resolve disputes outside of the courtroom.  In addition, I represent several governmental entities such as the Villages of Pioneer, Edon and Fayette and am a former County Prosecuting Attorney. 


EDUCATION:  Honors graduate of The University of Toledo College of Law (Cum Laude, 1997); Member of the Order of the Coif national legal honor society; Ohio Regent’s Fellow award winner, 1994; Merit Scholar 1996, 1997.

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Business Administration from Tiffin University (Magna Cum Laude, 1994).


Contact info

Bish, Butler & Thompson Limited

1210 West High Street
Bryan, OH, 43506

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 35%
    18 years
  2. Divorce: 20%
    18 years
  3. Government: 20%
    18 years
  4. General Practice: 15%
    18 years
  5. Criminal Defense: 10%



Hourly ($180-250/hour), contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

15 total 

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  • Mark Eugene Barbour

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Thompson is an experienced and knowledgeable advocate who will work hard to protect your interests.


    Mark Barbour Personal injury Attorney
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  • Jill L Rogers

    Very determined and dedicated attorney. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jill Rogers Divorce and separation Attorney
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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Lawyers - LitigationAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Clients' Choice Award 2013AVVO2013
Order of the CoifToledo Chapter - The Order of the Coif1997
Merit ScholarUniversity of Toledo1995
Regents FellowTiffin University1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBish, Butler & Thompson, Ltd1997 - Present
County Prosecuting AttorneyWilliams County, Ohio2007 - 2013
Village SolicitorVillage of Edon, Ohio2002 - 2013
Village SolicitorVillage of Pioneer, Ohio2000 - 2013
Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyWilliams County1997 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio Association for JusticeTrucking Safety Section2013 - Present
Northwest Ohio Family Law AssociationBoard Member2012 - Present
Ohio Mediation AssociationMember2011 - Present
Morrison R. Waite American Inn of CourtBarrister2002 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeMember1999 - Present
Kiwanis Club of BryanFormer President/Board Member1999 - Present
Williams County Bar AssociationMember - Past Preseident1997 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
National Distrcit Attorneys AssociationMember2006 - 2012
Toledo Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2011
Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys AssociationN/A1997 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Doe vs. ABC Company (Confidential)Settlement of $1,450,000.00
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Publication nameTitleDate
Bryan TimesConcealed Carry Law Contains Myriad of Exceptions2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Toledo College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Tiffin UniversityN/AB.B.A.1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Senior Citizens Safety Awareness MonthMedication Theft and Safety2011
Professional In-Service SeminarChild Sex Abuse Education2009
Senior Citizens Safety Awareness MonthElder Abuse2008
Juvenile Court SymposiumRole of the Attorney in Juvenile Court Proceedings2005