Edward M. Thompson

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Lexington, Kentucky

Thompson Law Office
Edward M. Thompson
Thompson Law Office

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Family Law; view more

Licensed in Kentucky since: 1998

Education: University of Kentucky College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023

Thompson Law Office

219 North Upper Street
Lexington, KY 40507 Visit website


A principal attorney at the Thompson Law Office, Edward M. Thompson divides his practice among family law matters, criminal defense, and personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Located in Lexington, Kentucky, he provides representation to clients throughout the area, including residents of Fayette, Bourbon, Jessamine, Scott, Madison and Woodford counties. Admitted to practice in both Kentucky and New York, Mr. Thompson is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

In his family law practice, Mr. Thompson provides advice and counsel to people who are facing the end of their marriage and who are having to deal with such divorce-related issues as property division, child custody and support, and alimony and child support. In addition to advocating on their behalf in court, Mr. Thompson often helps his clients reach an accord on some of these issues through mediation and the negotiation of settlement agreements. Other family law matters that he has experience in have included paternity establishment, grandparents' rights, adoptions, and the obtaining of protective orders for victims of domestic violence.

Mr. Thompson's criminal defense experience includes driving under the influence of alcohol; sex offenses; drug possession and distribution; violent crimes such as assault, homicide and manslaughter; and fraud and identity theft. In his personal injury and wrongful death practice, he assists people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in cases involving motor vehicle accidents and premises liability.

Majoring in accounting, Mr. Thompson attended Western Kentucky University, and he received a bachelor's degree in 1994. His legal education was obtained at the University of Kentucky College of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1998. He is a member of the Fayette County Bar Association.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Family Law, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense: White Collar

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault, Assault & Battery, Brain Injury, Child Support, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Criminal Law - Federal, Custody & Visitation, DUI/DWI, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, Father's Rights, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Law, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Name Change, Paternity, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Same Sex Family Law, Sex Offenses, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Theft, Traffic Violations, Trucking Accidents, White Collar Crime, Wrongful Death

  • 20% Criminal Defense
  • 40% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Family Law
  • 10% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10% Criminal Defense: White Collar

First Admitted: 1998, Kentucky

Professional Webpage: https://www.ethompsonlaw.com/attorney/thompson-edward-m-esq/

Office location for Edward M. Thompson

219 North Upper Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Phone: 859-280-2222


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023

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