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Jason Thompson

Thompson Law LLC
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Jason Thompson
Thompson Law LLC

Jason E. Thompson is re-defining defense strategy by recognizing additional angles to traditional legal problems. From focusing on unique litigation theories, to creative investigation strategies, Mr. Thompson identifies the four corners to any issue, and then utilizes a hexagonal solution; that is, a more in depth and encompassing approach to apparent clean cut problems. Based in Salem, Oregon, Mr. Thompson is renowned for his discrete, sound, and confidential legal advice. His commitment to this approach has resulted in being recognized by the The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, a Superior DUI Attorney by NAFDD, and Willamette University College of Law - Mentor of the Year.

With this benevolent objective, Mr. Thompson received his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California?Los Angeles before going on to earn his J.D., Certificate in Dispute Resolution, and MBA, concurrently, from Willamette University in 2001. His educational background and his bona fide passion for justice combine to serve his clients, and their families, with the highest caliber of legal services to those in need.

Mr. Thompson practices law in both state and federal courts, including the Oregon and United States Supreme Courts. He has obtained complete dismissals, acquittals or reversals in numerous Ballot Measure 11 cases, including two homicide cases.

Mr. Thompson is committed to defending his clients' rights within the confines of the law. As a lifetime member of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer Association (OCDLA) and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), he is constantly adding strategies and unique approaches to his legal toolbox. He represents as many people as he can without sacrificing the superior quality of care for which he has become known.


Mr. Thompson has obtained complete acquittals or reversals in the following Ballot Measure 11 cases:

State v. Jackson, Marion County
Case No. 13C41223
State v. Ventura-Moran, Marion County
Case No. 10C44353
State v. Reyes, Marion County
Case No. 10C43530
State v. Siegrist, Polk County
Case No. 11P3105 & 11P3414
State v. VanGordon, Clackamas County
Case No. CR1402175
State v. Yoder, Marion County
Case No. 10C51416
Durbin v. Pearson, Marion County
Case No. 13C21262
State v. Torassa, Marion County
Case No. 15CR21820

Mr. Thompson has successfully litigated or negotiated Ballot Measure 11 cases to dismissals or resolutions outside of the Ballot Measure 11 parameters in several cases in counties throughout Oregon, including Benton, Clackamas, Curry, Deschutes, Marion, Polk, Umatilla and Washington counties.

State v. Roller, Umatilla County
Case No. CF020775
State v. Michaels, Marion County
Case No. 09C48873
State v. Akim, Polk County
Case No. 12P3084
State v. Kuykendall, Curry County
Case No. 12CR0512
State v. Cavazos, Marion County
Case No. 12C41715
State v. Palomo, Marion County
Case No. 13C43353
State v. Phelan, Marion County
Case No. 14CR31731
State v. Voyles, Benton County
Case No. CM0720458
State v. Long, Washington County
Case No. 147138SCR

On appeal, Mr. Thompson has also represented the prevailing parties in:

State v. Page, 197 Or App 72 (2005)
State v. Roller, 201 Or App 166 (2005)
State v. Garza, 201 Or App 527 (2005)
State v. Litscher, 207 Or App 565 (2006)
State v. Hylton, 210 Or App 104 (2006)
State v. Vargas-Torres, 237 Or App 619 (2010)
State v. Miller, 238 Or App 338 (2010)
State v. Groom, 249 Or App 118 (2012)
State v. Wood, 253 Or App 97 (2012)
State v. Reeves, 250 Or App 294 (2012)
State v. Gostevskyh, 256 Or App 472 (2013)
State v. Akim, 256 Or App 352 (2013)
In most of those cases, Mr. Thompson represented individuals previously convicted of Ballot Measure 11 offenses.


Doctor of Jurisprudence, Willamette University 2001
Certificate in Dispute Resolution, Willamette University 2001
Willamette University College of Law, Law Review Member 2000-2001
Master of Business Administration, Willamette University 2001
Bachelor of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles 1997, Philosophy


Marion County District Attorney?s Office
Multnomah County District Attorney?s Office
Oregon Supreme Court Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Paul J. De Muniz
ATP Tour of the Americas International Division
ProServ, Inc.
Intern in the Office of Oregon Senator Gordon Smith
Admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
Admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Admitted to the United States Supreme Court
Practice in municipal and state courts


Marion County Bar Association
Oregon State Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
(Lifetime Member)
National Child Abuse Defense & Resource Center
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
(Lifetime Member)


Board of Trustee Member for the Public Defender of Marion County, Inc.
2011-2012 Willamette University College of Law Mentor of the Year
U.S. Junior National Tennis Team
UCLA and University of Kentucky Tennis Team Member
Judge for Various Moot Court Competitions at Willamette University College of Law
Regular supporter of several local charities

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