Michael J. Thomson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Boulder, CO

Purvis • Gray • Thomson LLP
4410 Arapahoe Ave, Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80303
Phone: 303-442-3366
Fax: 303-440-3688
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Michael J. Thomson is an attorney at Purvis Gray Thomson, LLP, located in Boulder, Colorado. Mr. Thomson has a civil litigation practice and represents individuals in matters of auto accidents, truck accidents, brain injuries, civil rights violations, product liability, spinal cord injuries, wrongful death and more.

Mr. Thomson graduated summa cum laude from Central Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and later earned his law degree from University of Colorado School of Law. He has been admitted to practice law in Colorado since 2002.

Following law school, Mr. Thomson served as a political consultant for various candidates and worked as the Boulder Valley School District’s lobbyist and director of community relations. Since joining Purvis Gray Thomson, he has been involved in many significant cases and acquired substantial verdicts and settlements for his clients. Some of his cases have been mentioned in publications, including the Daily Camera and the Denver Post.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Thomson is passionate about engaging in volunteer work within his local community. He is president of the Front Range Girls Softball Association and has spent several years coaching fast pitch softball.  

Mr. Thomson is also involved in the legal community as an active member of various legal and professional organizations. He belongs to local organizations, including the Boulder County Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. National professional organizations that he participates in include the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021

About Michael J. Thomson

Admitted: 2002, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.purvisgray.net/Attorneys/Michael-J-Thomson.shtml

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • The Daily Camera in an editorial once referred to him as "The ambassador for our schools," Boulder Valley School District, January 1999 - June 2000


  • Wilson v. City of Lafayette, No. 07CV-02248PAB-BNB, 2010 WL 1291518 (D. Colo. Mar. 29, 2010)
  • Casey v. City of Fed. Heights, 509 F.3d 1278 (10th Cir. 2007)
  • St. Vrain Valley Sch. Dist. RE-1J v. A.R.L. by & through Loveland, 2014 CO 33, 325 P.3d 1014 (Colo. 2014)
  • Lemery v. Beckner, 323 F. App'x 644 (10th Cir. 2009)
  • Bullock v. Daimler Trucks N. Am., LLC, No. 08-CV-00491-PAB-MEH, 2009 WL 6315339 (D. Colo. May 19, 2009) report and recommendation adopted, No. 08-CV-00491-PAB-MEH, 2010 WL 1286079 (D. Colo. Mar. 29, 2010)
  • Adams ex rel. Adams v. City of Westminster, 140 P.3d 8 (Colo. App. 2005)

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Colorado, 2002
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Boulder Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Pro bono/Community Service

  • President, Front Range Girls Fastpitch Association

Educational Background

  • Central Michigan University, B.S., summa cum laude, Major: Accounting, 1989
  • Elk Grove High School, 1984
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Office Location for Michael J. Thomson

4410 Arapahoe Ave
Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80303

Phone: 303-442-3366

Fax: 303-440-3688

Last Updated: 12/9/2020

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