Deborah St. Lawrence Thompson represents a broad array of clients in complex cases in jurisdictions around the country, primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, mass tort litigation, products liability, toxic torts, labor and employment law. Ms. Thompson also coordinates commercial and products liability litigation outside the United States.
She has earned a reputation among her peers as a tough litigator who carefully prepares each case with a common sense, efficient, practical focus to meet client needs and goals.
University of Maryland School of Law, JD, with honors (1997)
University of the West Indies, BSc, with honors (1990)
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States
Defends manufacturers and distributors involved in industrywide toxic tort litigation on local, regional, national, and international levels
Represents national and regional clients in courts throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia in all aspects of litigation and litigation management Provides key leadership and coordination to ensure firm’s national clients receive optimal, efficient and coordinated legal services
Represents public sector employers in both traditional labor and employment law matters
Represents private and public sector employers in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies in Maryland and the District of Columbia in matters involving discrimination claims, wage and hour issues, and contract and tort claims
IADC 45th Annual Trial Academy (2017) – Faculty Member
American Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
International Association of Defense Counsel, Member