Scott A. Thompson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Austin, TX

Thompson Law
 | 801 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704
Phone: 512-601-0164
Selected To Rising Stars: 2020
Licensed Since: 2016
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (60%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Scott A. Thompson is the founder and Managing Attorney of Thompson Law in Austin, Texas. A top-rated, award-winning attorney with more than 10 years of legal experience, Mr. Thompson focuses his practice on protecting the rights and interests of clients throughout Travis County and beyond who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    · Family law

    · Divorce and legal separation

    · Child custody and support

    · Marriage and prenuptial agreements

    · Criminal defense

    A dedicated advocate to those he serves, Mr. Thompson has achieved considerable success helping individuals and families through some of the most difficult and uncertain times in their lives. Knowing what is at stake regarding their future, he provides aggressive representation at all turns to increase his clients' chances of obtaining the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, and he has gained a reputation for his compassion as well as his resolve in fighting for his clients each step of the way.

    Honored for his outstanding professionalism and unwavering commitment to his clients, Mr. Thompson has earned a certificate of appreciation from Project Engage along with "Superb" client ratings on Avvo. He has also received consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers, and he received the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award from Fordham University School of Law in 2008.

    A 2003 magna cum laude graduate of George Washington University, Mr. Thompson obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude from Fordham University School of Law in 2008. While there, he was an active participant in the school's Moot Court Competition, and he was a finalist in 2008 and won the Best Speaker Award that same year. He is admitted to the New York State Bar as of 2009 and the Texas State Bar as of 2016.

    Upon receiving his license to practice in 2009, Mr. Thompson began his legal career as an associate with a prominent international law firm in New York. He then moved to Africa and counseled a foreign aid program sponsored by the United Nations, among others. Following that, he returned to the United States with his future wife, who is a native of Austin. Settling into the area, Mr. Thompson worked as an assistant district attorney with the district attorney’s office in San Marcos before re-entering private practice.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 60%Family Law
    • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    • 10%Criminal Defense
    • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, DUI/DWI, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

    Selections

    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

    Rising Stars: 2020

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    About Scott Thompson

    Admitted: 2016, Texas

    Professional Webpage: https://austintexaslaw.com/about

    Honors/Awards:

    • Certificate of Appreciation awarded by the Honorable Judge Brandy Mueller for Scott Thompson's pro bono work on Project Engage, a Travis County youth offender diversion program., Certificate of Appreciation, Project Engage, 2016
    • Award for winning the 2008 law school-wide Intramural Moot Court Competition, Best Speaker Award, Fordham University School of Law, 2008
    • This award is given to students in the graduating class of the Law School who have devoted 50 or more hours to pro bono and/or community service work during their years as Fordham law students., Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award, Fordham University School of Law, 2008

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • State Bar of New York, 2009
    • State Bar of Texas, 2016
    • Texas Bar College, 2019
    • Lloyd Lochridge American Inn of Court, 2017
    • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2017
    • Austin Bar Association, 2017
    • Austin Divorce Resources, 2017
    • Business Networking International, 2016

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Strategies for handling simultaneous family law and child protective services (CPS) cases, Speaker, Family Law with CPS Involvement: From Start to Trial, State Bar of Texas, Divorce, Family Law, Law, Legal, 2019
    • Thinking outside the box when selecting your next jury, Speaker, Jury Selection: Art, Science, Both (or Neither), American Inns of Court, Divorce, Family Law, Law, Legal, 2019
    • Prenups (or prenuptial agreements) are a common first step before marriage in Texas, and this article explains many of the most common reasons why couples choose to get prenups before marriage in Austin, Texas., Author, Why Couples Get Prenuptial Agreements, Thompson Law, Divorce, Family Law, Law, Legal, Marital Contract, Postnup, Postnuptial, Postnuptial Agreement, Prenup, Prenuptial, Prenuptial Agreement, 2019
    • Discussing whether (and to what extent) our criminal justice system functions properly in terms of identifying culpability and redressing it through punishment., Guest Lecturer, Controversial Topics in Criminal Law, St. Edward's University, Criminal Defense, Criminal Justice, Criminal Law, Education, Law, Legal, LGBTQ, 2019
    • Strategies for handling simultaneous family law and child protective services (CPS) cases, Speaker, Family Law with CPS Involvement: From Start to Trial, Capital Area Paralegal Association (CAPA), Divorce, Family Law, Law, Legal, 2019
    • Practical advice for discussing a prenup (or prenuptial agreement) with your fiancé or soon-to-be spouse, Author, How do I Ask for a Prenup?, Thompson Law, Divorce, Family Law, Law, Legal, Marital Contract, Postnup, Postnuptial, Postnuptial Agreement, Prenup, Prenuptial, Prenuptial Agreement, 2019
    • Providing an overview of the divorce process in the greater Austin, Texas area., Speaker, Central Texas Divorces, Business Networking International, Divorce, Family Law, Law, Legal, 2019
    • Reasons to get a prenup (or prenuptial agreement) before your second marriage., Author, Why You Need a Prenup for Your Second Marriage, Thompson Law, Divorce, Family Law, Law, Legal, Marital Contract, Postnup, Postnuptial, Postnuptial Agreement, Prenup, Prenuptial, Prenuptial Agreement, 2019
    • Strategies for using technology to provide better and more cost-effective representation to your clients., Speaker, Does Communication Technology Make us Better Communicators (or Lawyers)?, American Inns of Court, Divorce, Family Law, Law, Legal, 2019
    • Tips and tricks for turning networking contacts into business opportunities., Guest Lecturer, Getting Your Foot in the Door: Networking 101, University of Texas, Education, Law, Legal, Networking, 2018
    • While you cannot get a prenup after marriage, a postnup (or postnuptial or postmarital agreement) between a married couple can achieve the same objectives as a prenup in most situations., Author, Can I Get a Prenup After Marriage?, Thompson Law, Divorce, Family Law, Law, Legal, Marital Contract, Postnup, Postnuptial, Postnuptial Agreement, Prenup, Prenuptial, Prenuptial Agreement, 2018
    • Explaining the divorce process in the greater Austin, Texas area., Speaker, Central Texas Divorces, Business Networking International, Divorce, Family Law, Law, Legal, 2018
    • What's the difference between an Uncontested Divorce and a Contested Divorce? Thompson Law answers common questions., Author, Two Types of Divorce in Texas: Contested and Uncontested, Thompson Law, Austin, Divorce, Family Law, Law, Legal, Texas, 2018
    • Is divorce mediation right for me? Thompson Law discusses., Author, Austin Divorce Mediation, Thompson Law, Austin, Divorce, Family Law, Law, Legal, Mediation, Mediators, Texas, 2018
    • Discussing strategies, tips and tricks for dealing with difficult opposing parties, opposing lawyers, and (sometimes) judges., Speaker, Strategies for Dealing Ethically and Civilly with Difficult People in the Law, American Inns of Court, Austin, Divorce, Family Law, Law, Legal, Texas, 2017
    • Explaining the divorce process in the greater Austin, Texas area., Speaker, Central Texas Divorces, Business Networking International, Divorce, Family Law, Law, Legal, 2017
    • Discussing the legal and social implications of the Occupy Wall Street movement., Speaker, Occupy Wall Street, Federal Bar Council American Inns of Court, Education, Law, Legal, 2012
    • Updating lawyers and judges on recent changes to attorney ethics rules., Speaker, Attorney Ethics Rules Changes, Federal Bar Council American Inns of Court, Education, Law, Legal, 2011
    • How to handle discovery in cases involving dual Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations and litigation., Contributing Author & Researcher, Balanced Approach for Parallel Proceedings Discovery, New York Law Journal, Discovery, Law, Legal, 2009

    Educational Background:

    • The George Washington University, B.A. Economics, magna cum laude, 2003

    Industry Groups

    • Austin Bar Association
    • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
    • Austin Divorce Resources
    • State Bar of New York
    • State Bar Of Texas
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    Office Location for Scott A. Thompson

    801 W Oltorf St
    Austin, TX 78704

    Phone: 512-601-0164

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    Last Updated: 7/7/2020

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