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Amanda Lynn Thompson

Employment and labor Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   4 reviews

About Amanda

Learn Amanda’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    75%
    Employment Litigation Discrimination (race, national origin, sex/gender, disability, age) Harassment Severance Negotiations Wage & Hour Disputes Wrongful Termination Retaliation Family Care/Medical Leave Interference Pregnancy Disability Leave Unemployment Insurance Appeals Compliance Training for Employer/Management & Employees Advising on Workplace Investigations Preparing Policy and Procedure Manuals

  2. Litigation
    25%
    General Civil Litigation: Breach of Contract Business Disputes Landlord/Tenant Assault & Battery Personal Injury: i.e. Slip & Fall, other accidents Defense of Individual Defendants i.e. Defamation

    14 years

Amanda Thompson handles employment law and litigation matters and advises clients on employment issues such as sexual harassment, discrimination based on race, national origin, age, sex, and disability, as well as family/medical leave issues, wage and hour disputes, and severance negotiations. Prior to opening her litigation firm, Amanda obtained extensive civil litigation experience handling a variety of general liability cases including premises liability, products liability, construction defense and other personal injury matters. Amanda is currently accepting project work including legal research, pleadings and other law and motion, drafting discovery and handling depositions, and appearances such as case management conferences and motion hearings. 

Amanda’s litigation experience includes preparing and filing pleadings, preparing and responding to discovery, taking depositions, periodic written reports to clients and carriers, drafting and arguing motions, preparing for and attending mediations, negotiations with counsel, pre-trial preparation and trial. Amanda has also argued in front of the California Court of Appeals and written multiple appellate briefs.  She has also represented clients in unemployment matters and wage and hour disputes pursuant to the California Labor Code.

Amanda’s passion for employment law matters arose during her work at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s San Diego office.  There, she assisted with high profile cases brought pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which involved issues including sexual harassment, discrimination based on race, national origin, and religion.  She also assisted with matters involving age discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

Amanda is an elected Director on the Alumni Association Board of Directors of Thomas Jefferson School of Law and was recently appointed as Project Leader of the Community Outreach Committee of Lawyers Club of San Diego where she serves as project leader for the committee’s special projects.  In addition, Amanda is a member of California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (CASD), and volunteers at the Employee Rights Self Help Clinic at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.  Amanda previously served as an elected Director on the New Lawyer Division Board of Directors of the San Diego County Bar Association, where she Co-Chaired the Community Service and Continuing Legal Education Committees.

Amanda has also been actively involved in the legal community on a national scale, as she was a Vice Chair and Newsletter Co-Editor of the Employment Law & Litigation Committee to the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) of the American Bar Association and was an active member of the TIPS Law in Public Service Committee and the Task Forces on Plaintiffs’ Involvement and Outreach to Young Lawyers.

Amanda received her B.A. from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and received her J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2007, where she graduated cum laude with Pro Bono honors and obtained a certificate in Law and Social Justice.  Amanda is admitted to practice in all State Courts of California as well as the District Court for the Southern District of California.

Licensed for 15 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 09/18/2022

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

Contact Amanda

Law Office of Amanda L. Thompson
1660 Hotel Circle N.
Suite 302
San Diego, CA, 92108

Reviews

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Posted by Leslie | April 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
As my attorney, Amanda was extremely professional. I consulted with a couple of different attorneys before hiring her, but at our first meeting I found her to be extremely knowledgeable and personable; she was able to quickly put me at ease. With Amanda's help, I was able to reach a fair outcome in mediation and avoid trial. I'm beyond happy with my choice to hire Amanda Thompson and would gladly seek her help again in the future with any legal matters should they arise.
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Posted by Gary | October 1, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Cost Effective, Cares, Smart, Understands the Facts, Knows the System
Amanda’s knows the legal system inside and out. She deeply believes that the best outcomes are always achieved using the highest ethical and moral standards when seeking justice. Needless to say, Amanda puts in the long hours needed to meet judicial deadlines while being very truthful as to what to expect and what not to expect. Amanda is not the type of attorney that will up-sell you on false expectations. She is exceptionally down-to-earth and connects with you in such a way so that you understand all sides of the case, including risks and rewards. She has access to a great network of other attorneys which specialize in certain areas of the law. To get such legal support, you would need to hire an expensive law firm with hundreds of specialized attorneys. If you are looking for a cost effective attorney who cares about you, smart, researches the law, uncovers all the facts, knows the legal system and seeks justice for those that have been harmed…. then look no further.
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Posted by Joseph M. Flores | November 17, 2014
Honest, ethical and compassionate attorney
I was looking for a wrongful termination lawyer for my wife and after talking with Ms. Thompson just for the heck of it I asked her if by chance if she new of a medical malpractice lawyer that she could refer me to. I explained to her what was happening to me with my current lawyer and how I was being misrepresented . Without asking her for help she took it upon herself to gather my information and help me find another attorney that would take my case. Nowadays it is so hard to find an attorney who is wiling to go the extra mile and Ms. Thompson definitely did that for me. If you're looking for a compassionate and honest attorney she's the one
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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2013
Amanda is the best there is
Amanda has many wonderful qualities. She is not only kind and all about what is good and right, she leaves no stone unturned. She has spent months preparing my suit, making sure to research precedented cases and confidentially sharing with colleagues to ensure accuracy. We have already had a hearing and she was thorough and very prepared. She has a way of getting someone's guard down while asking the tough questions with success. I wouldn't want to do this without someone with the integrity of Amanda by my side. You will not regret retaining her or sending a loved one in need of a good employment law attorney. Amanda is top notch, honest and asks the right questions. In addition, she has been extremely responsive to calls and questions, never making me feel as if I was a bother. This is a very emotional and long process. I am thrilled to have Amanda here to guide me.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Heeder | Thompson
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Amanda L. Thompson, Esq.
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Gray & Prouty APC
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • Thomas Jefferson SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Macalester Coll
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Associations

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni Association
  • Director, Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • Lawyer's Club Community Outreach Committee
  • Project Leader
  • 2008 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Young/New Lawyers Division
  • Director, Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2014
  • ABA Tort Trial Insurance Practice Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2008 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best of the Bar - Labor and Employment law
  • San Diego Business Journal
  • 2015
  • Nominated for Top Attorney Labor & Employment Law
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2015
  • Nominated for Top Attorney Labor & Employment Law
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2014
  • Nominated for Outstanding 2013 Young Attorneys
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Employment Law Panel
  • Employment Law Perspectives from Practitioners
  • 2015
  • Employment Law Panel
  • Employment Law Perspectives from Practitioners
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (13)
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amanda's high level of knowledge of the current statutes, codes, and regulations is uncommon in our legal community. I have had the pleasure of working with Amanda and was pleased to have her as a mentor and partner. She is the only cal you need to make with an Employment/Labor concern!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amanda is a very well respected attorney in the San Diego area. She is extremely knowledgeable in the area of employment law and I wouldn't hesitate to send any of my clients to her."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amanda is a such an intelligent and kind-hearted individual who serves her clients well. I highly recommend her."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Thompson zealously represents her clients' interest."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amanda is a great person and a terrific lawyer. She is one of my favorite people to call up and bounce ideas off of on my own cases."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amanda is a dedicated and caring professional. She seeks the best possible outcomes for her clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amanda is a hard-working, dedicated and knowledgeable attorney. She is passionate about helping her clients and will go above and beyond in her representation. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ever since I first met Attorney Thompson, she has been centered on advocating for her clients in employment and labor issues. She is a zealous advocate and demonstrates her dedication by focusing on her clients' best interests."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amanda is one of the most active attorneys I have ever met. She is at the forefront of her practice area and I highly recommend to anyone with an employment law issue."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amanda is an intelligent and dedicated attorney who takes the time to educate and inform her clients about their rights – I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amanda is extremely intelligent and knowledgeable yet has the ability to sympathize with her clients. I highly recommend her for employment issues."
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San Diego Employment and labor Lawyer Amanda Lynn Thompson
Amanda Lynn Thompson
Employment and labor Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation