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Ryan Thompson

Thompson Law LLP
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Ryan Thompson
Thompson Law LLP
Dallas,
 TX

Ryan L. Thompson is the managing partner of Thompson Law LLP and serves as the firms lead trial counsel. Ryan was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas. While at Texas, Ryan received University Honors for academic achievement, and was selected as a First Team All-Conference water polo player during his senior season. After graduation, Ryan joined the Texas Attorney Generals Office as an intern working under then Attorney General John Cornyn. At the conclusion of his internship, Ryan enrolled at Baylor Law School. In addition to Deans List honors and graduating near the top of his class, Ryan was recognized for his outstanding courtroom abilities through his selection into the Order of Barristers.

Upon graduation from law school, Ryan accepted a position in the Dallas office of the international law firm of Hunton & Williams LLP. While at Hunton, Ryan defended some of the largest corporations in the world, focusing on personal injury, product liability and toxic exposure cases. Ryan gained significant hands-on litigation experience during his first year of practice, and quickly distinguished himself as an aggressive, passionate trial lawyer with a talent for achieving outstanding results for clients.

In early 2005, Ryan left his position at Hunton for a job in the Dallas office of the international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, now known as Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. While at Fulbright, Ryan tried over two dozen cases to verdict, attaining an impressive record of wins in both jury and bench trials. Ryan also demonstrated a remarkable ability to obtain substantial settlements on behalf of his clients in a timely manner, often settling complex commercial and injury cases in a matter of months, saving his clients time and maximizing their financial gains.

In the summer of 2009, Ryan left Fulbright to accept partnership at the nationally renowned trial firm of Watts Guerra LLP so he could pursue his longtime vision of representing individual and commercial plaintiffs. At Watts Guerra, Ryan focused his practice on representing clients who had been wronged by the tortious acts of others, including cases such as catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, pharmaceutical injuries, and defective medical devices. In that role, Ryan led complex litigations in state and federal courts throughout the country in leadership capacities, including roles as federally appointed lead counsel, bellwether counsel, settlement counsel, and various committee member roles, including numerous high-profile Multidistrict Litigations and various state court consolidations. In just the last decade, Ryan represented over 100,000 individual clients from each of the 50 states

Since founding Thompson Law LLP, Ryan has devoted all of his professional time to representing victims of trucking accidents, automobile accidents, premises liability accidents, on the job accidents, and many other personal injury related claims across Texas and the entire United States. Ryan has dedicated his entire career and substantial resources to representing accident and injury victims with a focus towards helping his clients recover while achieving exceptional results related to their claims.

In addition to Ryans full-time law practice, Ryan is also one of the most sought-after speakers in the United States on various injury related topics. From California to Texas, over to Florida, up to Maine and scores of places in between, Ryan has presented and lectured to thousands of lawyers, judges, and legal professionals at various state bar and professional events on a range of personal injury related topics.

Ryan has made it his firm's mission to represent each and all of the firm's clients with relentless aggressiveness and complete dedication. His objective as part of that mission is not only to fight the battle, whether at trial or in settlement, but to obtain extraordinary results for his clients. Ryans history of success proves his ability to achieve results, and his future will confirm it.

  • Best Car Accident Lawyers in Dallas 2021
  • Expertise.com, 2021
  • Expertise.com utilizes a unique research and selection process to hand-pick the “best of the best” practitioners in their fields. Expertise ranks candidates’ reputation, credibility, experience, engagement and professionalism, and awards are earned not bought, as the organization selects which notable firms, individuals, and companies to evaluate.
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters, 2014 – 2021
  • This peer-nominated, independently researched, and peer-evaluated professional credibility award is bestowed upon attorneys who represent the “best of the best” of their profession each year. Ryan L. Thompson has received this honor each year from 2014 through the present.
  • Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell, 2020 - 2021
  • This award is a testament to an attorney’s track record of success with their clients. Recipients are awarded annually based on earning a substantial number of highly positive reviews from former and current clients.
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Lifetime Member, Inducted 2019
  • For nearly 30 years, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum has been recognizing excellence in legal practice. Members must meet a strict set of criteria inclusive of serving as principle counsel on cases with final judgments of multiple millions of dollars. Fewer than 1% of United States lawyers are members.
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • Rising Star, Thomson Reuters, 2012 – 2014
  • This award is conferred to attorneys with case results and success in their practice that have placed them in the top 2% of lawyers in the state. Rising Stars must be under the age of 40 and have been practicing for less than a decade. Ryan received this honor three consecutive years during the eligible period of his career.
  • Top Rated Litigator
  • The American Lawyer, 2020
  • Each year, The American Lawyer moderates a group of peer-nominated awards honoring outstanding achievements in the legal profession. To earn such high regard from their peer community, top rated litigators demonstrate noteworthy skill and professionalism in their practice and results.
  • Top 40 Under 40 Texas Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers, 2012 – 2014
  • Recipients of the honor demonstrate superior qualifications, trial results, leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and public profile in their peer group. This invitation-only award is bestowed upon up and coming attorneys practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law under the age of 40.
  • Lifetime Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Inducted 2018
  • The Million Dollar Advocates Forum has been recognizing excellence in legal practice for nearly 30 years. Members must meet a strict set of criteria including having been principle counsel on cases with final judgments of $1 million or more. Just one year after his induction at this level, Ryan became a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
  • Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers
  • Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association, 2018 – 2021
  • An invitation-only professional organization, Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers recognizes the best 25 attorneys in each state who serve clients in need of representation related to motor vehicle accidents. Ryan has been named one of the top 25 for 2018, 2019, and 2021.
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers, 2013 – 2021
  • The Top 100 Trial Lawyers are the most qualified attorneys from each state or region who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile. Membership is by invitation only, through a strict process of peer nominations and objective third-party research. Ryan has been a member for the last eight years.
  • Top Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Scene in SA, 2014 – 2017
  • Scene in SA Top Personal Injury Lawyers is an annual publication of the best city and regional legal practitioners based on peer nominations and years in practice. The list seeks to spotlight attorneys who are making a difference in the community through their professional skillset.
  • Best Lawyers
  • Plaintiffs PI Product Liability, Scene in SA, 2010 – 2017
  • Scene in SA Top Personal Injury Lawyers is an annual publication of the best city and regional legal practitioners based on peer nominations and years in practice. The list reflects the best attorneys in various specializations of law. Ryan was specifically recognized over 7 years in a row for his accomplishment in product liability cases
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
  • The Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell is reserved for attorneys who have achieved outstanding peer recognition and client recognition of their legal contributions, practice, and results in settlements and trial. The top 10% of attorneys as determined through peer and client reviews are awarded the preeminent rating.
  • Top 50 Settlements in Texas
  • TopVerdicts, 2018 - 2020
  • TopVerdict is an established institution that recognizes and ranks US attorneys and firms that have obtained the highest jury verdicts, settlements, or court awards each year. This independent organization awards recipients based on data and documented performance, not opinions of peers or legal panels. Ryan is now part of the elite class of attorneys to have received recognition more than once, having also been honored on the 2018 and 2019 lists.
  • Member in Good Standing
  • American Association for Justice
  • For nearly 75 years, The American Association for Justice has promoted justice and fairness for injured people, worked to safeguard victim’s rights and sought to strengthen the justice system through education. As a member in good standing, Ryan is part of a powerful institution dedicated to serving those in need of skilled, specialized legal representation and justice.
  • Top Attorney Rating
  • Avvo
  • Ryan has received the top rating by attorney assessment site Avvo. A “Superb,” or 10/10 score is determined by the attorney’s public and profile data in combination with client review scores. Factors in scoring include attorney qualifications, experience, professional achievements and more.
  • Client’s Choice Award
  • Avvo, 2020
  • Avvo Client Choice Awards are given to the attorneys with only the best quantity and quality of client testimonials on Avvo’s attorney assessment website. To receive the award, attorneys must be in good professional standing related to experience, achievements, and qualifications in addition to having exceptional client reviews.
  • Member in Good Standing
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Founded over 70 years ago with the goal to unite trial lawyers for the betterment of their clients and community, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association continues to advocate, educate and unify the best attorneys in the state around common goals of justice for Texas families. As a member in good standing, Ryan is part of an elite group of litigators working to continuously better the lives of his clients and advance the legal profession.
  • Best Car Accident Lawyers in Dallas
  • Expertise, 2019
  • Expertise utilizes a unique research and selection process to hand-pick the “best of the best” practitioners in their fields. They have ranked over 10 million companies based on an analysis of reputation, credibility, experience, engagement and professionalism.
  • Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Grand Prairie
  • Expertise, 2020
  • Expertise utilizes a unique research and selection process to hand-pick the “best of the best” practitioners in their fields. Expertise ranks candidates’ reputation, credibility, experience, engagement and professionalism, and awards are earned not bought, as the organization selects which notable firms, individuals, and companies to evaluate.
  • 5-Star Reviewed Attorney
  • FindLaw, 2021
  • FindLaw is a Thompson Reuters business dedicated to making legal resources accessible and understandable to all. They evaluate attorneys and firms based on qualifications, experience and client reviews. Ryan’s track record of 5-star reviews demonstrates his dedication to providing great outcomes for his clients.
  • Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements in Texas
  • TopVerdict, 2020
  • TopVerdict is an established institution that recognizes and ranks US attorneys and firms that have obtained the highest jury verdicts, settlements, or court awards each year. This independent organization awards recipients based on data and documented performance, not opinions of peers or legal panels. Ryan is now part of the elite class of attorneys to have received recognition more than once, having also been honored on the 2018 and 2019 lists.
  • Top 50 Truck Accident Settlements in The United States
  • TopVerdict, 2020
  • TopVerdict is an established institution that recognizes and ranks US attorneys and firms that have obtained the highest jury verdicts, settlements, or court awards each year. This independent organization awards recipients based on data and documented performance, not opinions of peers or legal panels. Ryan is now part of the elite class of attorneys to have received recognition more than once, having also been honored on the 2018 and 2019 lists.
  • Top 20 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements in The United States
  • TopVerdict, 2020
  • TopVerdict is an established institution that recognizes and ranks US attorneys and firms that have obtained the highest jury verdicts, settlements, or court awards each year. This independent organization awards recipients based on data and documented performance, not opinions of peers or legal panels. Ryan is now part of the elite class of attorneys to have received recognition more than once, having also been honored on the 2018 and 2019 lists.


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