Attorney Philip Thompson

pgt headshotBefore attorney Philip Thompson graduated with honors from Florida College of Law in 1995, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Auburn. 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 last two decades.

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

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, Palm Beach County Justice Association, Florida Justice Association, Florida Workers Advocates and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Philip boasts over 20 years of trial experience with issues involving personal injury, workers’ compensation, real estate law (including FIRPTA claims) and Social Security Disability. Over the last 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 Peach 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)
  • University of Auburn — B.A., Magna Cum Laude (1992)
    • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Admissions & Memberships

  • Florida State Bar Association (1996)
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (1996)
  • U.S. Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida (1996)
  • U.S. Federal 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
  • Certified agent of the Attorneys Title Fund
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator

Awards

Philip is particularity proud of his role in the verdict in the case of Hyatt v. Geo Group, Inc., recognized by the Daily Business Review as the 5th highest premises liability verdict in Florida during 2012. The total amount of the verdict was over $1.25 million.

Hobbies & 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 where he attended school there 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. all, P.A. Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy and also 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 Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida since 2000.

Mr. Thomas is a member of the Florida Bar Association, Palm Beach County Bar Association, 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 currently 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 entitled “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.

Mr. Thomas has for many years 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, which include serving as Co-Chair of the 2006 Palm Beach Gala to benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and served as the Chair of that event in 2007.

Admissions & Memberships

  • Florida State Bar Association 1999
  • Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida 1999
  • Member of the Trial Lawyers, Employment Lawyers and Real Estate Section of the Florida Bar.
  • Member Palm Beach County Justice Association
  • Certified Agent of Attorneys Title Fund
  • Member Palm Beach County Bar Association

Hobbies community involvement

Chuck has served as the Vice President of the baseball board for the Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Association (JTAA) Board, 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. provide citizens of Port St. Lucie and West Palm Beach with over 36 years’ experience in cases involving real estate law, employment law, SSD and personal injury. Call (561) 651-4150 today to schedule your free consultation.