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Edward M. Thompson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Lexington, KY

Thompson Law Office
219 North Upper Street
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: 859-280-2222
Fax: 859-273-5005
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
Licensed in Kentucky Since: 1998
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Family Law, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Attorney Profile

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

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


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
Office Location for Edward M. Thompson

219 North Upper Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Phone: 859-280-2222

Fax: 859-273-5005

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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