Jason E. Thompson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Salem, OR

Thompson Law
 | 515 High St SE, Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-763-3537
Fax: 503-399-7904
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Jason E. Thompson is the founder and owner of Thompson Law in Salem, Oregon. Nationally recognized as one of the top trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Thompson provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the Salem area and all across the state who stand accused or are under investigation for any type of felony or misdemeanor offense.

    Employing an innovative approach to criminal defense, Mr. Thompson uses what he calls a "hexagonal solution" to gain an in-depth understanding of his clients' situations and deliver the most effective strategy possible to increase their chances of obtaining the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. From his efforts, he has achieved a long record of securing acquittals, dismissals and reductions of charges for his clients accused of serious criminal violations, such as DUI, white collar crimes, sex crimes, drug crimes and more.

    In addition, he provides invaluable advocacy during all stages of Title III investigations and proceedings, and he has extensive experience handling appeals as well as Ballot Measure 11 cases. He also offers effective expungement and post-conviction relief services so that a past mistake does not adversely affect his clients' chances of obtaining employment, housing and other necessities in the future.

    Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Thompson has earned a Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney designation from The National Trial Lawyers and a Superior DUI Attorney designation from the National Advocacy for DUI Defense along with a Lawyers of Distinction rating. He also received the Mentor of the Year award from Willamette University College of Law, and he has received Superb client ratings on Avvo as well as numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

    A 1997 graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, Mr. Thompson received his Master of Business Administration from Willamette University in 2001 and his Juris Doctor from Willamette University College of Law that same year. He also received his Certificate in Dispute Resolution and served on the college's Law Review. He is admitted to practice before all Oregon state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Mr. Thompson is highly active in his legal community, and he is a member of the Marion County and Oregon State Bar Associations, the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the National Child Abuse Defense & Resource Center, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. He also serves on the board of trustees for the Public Defender of Marion County, Inc.

    Outside his legal practice, Mr. Thompson supports his local community through his involvement with the U.S. Junior National Tennis Team and other civic and charitable organizations in his area. He also serves as judge for Moot Court Competitions at Willamette University College of Law.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Criminal Defense

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    About Jason Thompson

    Admitted: 2001, Oregon

    Professional Webpage: https://www.thompsonlawllc.com/about/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Willamette University College of Law, Mentor of the Year
    • Superior DUI Attorney by NAFDD
    • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certificate in Dispute Resolution, Willamette University, 2001

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States Supreme Court
    • Public Defender of Marion County, Inc., Board of Trustee Member 
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
    • Oregon
    • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Lifetime Member
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Lifetime Member
    • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
    • Oregon State Bar Association
    • Marion County Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Judge for Various Moot Court Competitions at Willamette University College of Law
    • National College for DUI Defense, Inc.
    • National Child Abuse Defense & Resource Center
    • Regular supporter of several local charities
    • UCLA and University of Kentucky Tennis Team Member
    • U.S. Junior National Tennis Team

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Willamette University College of Law, Law Review Member, 2000 - 2001

    Educational Background:

    • Willamette University, Master of Business Administration, 2001
    • The University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, 1997
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    Office Location for Jason E. Thompson

    515 High St SE
    Salem, OR 97301

    Phone: 503-763-3537

    Fax: 503-399-7904

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    Last Updated: 4/20/2020

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