Attorney Profiles

Attorney Philip G. Thompson

Phillip ThompsonBefore attorney Philip Thompson graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Law in 1995, he graduated magna cum laude from Auburn University. A former member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Philip possesses no shortage of competence and intellectual curiosity, two traits that have served him well as he's represented countless West Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie clients over the past two decades.

Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1996 and licensed to practice before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals later that year, Philip is also licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court for both the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. Philip was certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a circuit civil mediator in April 2015.

A member of the trial lawyers, workers' compensation and real estate sections of the Florida Bar, Philip also serves as a member of the Palm Beach and North Palm Beach County bar associations, the Palm Beach County Justice Association, the Florida Justice Association, Florida Workers Advocates and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Philip boasts over 22 years of trial experience with issues involving personal injury, workers' compensation and Social Security Disability. Over the past decade, Philip has also gained experience providing real estate title and closing services as an agent for the Attorneys Title Fund.

Having formed Thompson & Thomas, P.A., in 2005, Philip and attorney Charles Thomas provide first-rate legal counsel to residents of West Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie, as well as those living throughout Palm Beach, Broward, Martin, Indian River and Okeechobee counties.

Education

  • Florida College of Law — J.D., with honors (1995)
  • Auburn University — B.A., magna cum laude (1992)
    • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Admissions And Memberships

  • Florida State Bar Association (1996)
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (1996)

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida (1996)
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida (1998)
  • Member of trial lawyers, workers' compensation and real estate sections of the Florida State Bar Association
  • Member of the Palm Beach and North Palm Beach County bar associations
  • Member of the Palm Beach County Justice Association
  • Member of the Florida Justice Association
  • Member of the Florida Workers Advocates and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member of the Craig S. Barnard American Inn of Court
  • Certified agent of the Attorneys Title Fund
  • Florida Supreme Court-certified circuit civil mediator

Awards

Philip is particularly proud of his role in the verdict in the case of Hyatt v. Geo Group Inc., recognized by the Daily Business Review as the fifth-highest premises liability verdict in Florida during 2012. The total amount of the verdict was over $1.25 million.

Hobbies And Community Involvement

When not in the office, Phil enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, golfing and training in the martial arts. Phil also volunteers every year as an advance marshal for the Honda Classic golf tournament.

Attorney Charles D. Thomas

Chuck ThomasMr. Thomas received his B.S. degree in political science from Shepherd University, which he attended on a four-year athletic scholarship to play football and graduated cum laude in 1995. Mr. Thomas attended Nova Southeastern University School of Law and graduated in 1999. Mr. Thomas served on the Moot Court Honor Society Board and represented Nova for two years at the Southern Region National Trial Competition. Mr. Thomas was the recipient of the Krupnick, Campbell, et. al, P.A. Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy and was awarded the Order of the Barrister by his professor for excellence in trial advocacy.

Mr. Thomas was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1999. He has been licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida since 2000.

Mr. Thomas is a member of the Florida Bar Association, the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the St. Lucie Bar Association and the Florida chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association.

Mr. Thomas has practiced law in the areas of real estate, labor and employment, personal injury and workers' compensation for the past 17 years and is a partner in the law firm of Thompson & Thomas, P.A., in West Palm Beach, Florida, founded in 2005. Mr. Thomas focuses on real estate matters, including short sale negotiations, loan modifications and foreclosure defense.

Mr. Thomas has served as a lecturer in the past for Lorman Education Services on the topics of employment discrimination and workers' compensation and presented a lecture in 2001 to the Florida chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association titled "How to Bring a Successful Workers' Compensation Relation Claim."

Mr. Thomas has done presentations at the Palm Beach County Deaf Society, the Port St. Lucie Lupus Foundation and the Breast Cancer Support Group on the rights of those with disabilities in the workplace and has been an outspoken advocate regarding those rights.

For many years, Mr. Thomas has been a proud supporter of the ALSAC St. Jude Children's Research Hospital family by coordinating, planning and participating in several charitable events on behalf of the organization, including serving as co-chair of the 2006 Palm Beach Gala to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and serving as chair of that event in 2007.

Admissions And Memberships

  • Florida State Bar Association (1999)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida (1999)

  • Member of the trial lawyers, employment lawyers and real estate sections of the Florida Bar
  • Member of the Palm Beach County Justice Association
  • Certified agent of the Attorneys Title Fund
  • Member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association

Hobbies And Community Involvement

Chuck has served as vice president of the baseball board for the Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Association (JTAA), currently serves a member of the JTAA Football Board and served on his church council. Chuck enjoys spending time with his family, fishing and coaching his children in their athletic endeavors.

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Thompson & Thomas, P.A., provides citizens of Port St. Lucie and West Palm Beach with over 36 years' experience in cases involving real estate law, employment law, Social Security Disability and personal injury. Call 561-651-4150 today to schedule your free consultation.