PHILIP ALLEN THOMPSON
PHILIP ALLEN THOMPSON was born in Auburn, Alabama and grew up in Huntsville, Alabama. Phil graduated from Huntsville High School in 1978 and attended Auburn University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice/Political Science.
Phil enlisted in the United States Army Reserves in 1980 and served in the Corp of Engineers. In 1986, after six years of service, he received an honorable discharge.
Upon graduation from Auburn, Phil began a career in the construction industry working for several large commercial and utility contractors as a field engineer, job superintendent and project manager.
In 1994, Phil entered law school at Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Alabama attending law school full time in the evenings while maintaining full time employment in the construction industry. He received his law degree in 1997. While in law school, he was a member of the Law Review, was on the Dean’s List numerous times, and received the Best Paper Award in Wills and Trusts.
Phil joined the firm in 2000 and became a partner in 2004.
Phil is licensed to practice in all the state courts of Alabama and the United States Middle District of Alabama and United States Northern District of Alabama. Phil is a member of the Lee County Bar Association (President 2010; Vice President 2009; and Secretary/Treasurer 2008). He is a member of the Alabama State Bar, Lee County Bar, Alabama State Court Mediators Roster and the Alabama Appellate Court Mediators Roster. From 2001 to 2008, Phil held a contract for Indigent Criminal Defense in Lee County, Alabama. Since 2003, he has also held a contract with the City of Auburn to provide indigent defense on all city appeal cases. He served as Prosecutor for the Town of Notasulga, Alabama from 2002 to 2010 and has served as Special Prosecutor for both the City of Auburn and the City of Opelika. He also served as the Lee County Child Support Referee from 2008 until 2010.
Phil was a member of the Board of Zoning Adjustments for the City of Auburn from 2001 until 2009, serving as its Chairman from 2004 to 2009.
Areas of Practice:
- Construction Law
- Criminal Law
- Divorce/Domestic/Family Law
- Juvenile Law
- Personal Injury Law
- Real Property Law
- Commercial Collections
- Real Estate Closings
- General Civil Litigation