Professor of Law, Director of the Center for Lawyering Skills

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  • J.D., Regent University School of Law, magna cum laude
  • M.A., Regent University School of Public Policy, summa cum laude
  • B.A., University of Iowa

Areas of Interest/Teaching

Lawyering Skills, Civil Pre-trial Practice and Procedure, Appellate Advocacy, Professional Responsibility, Advanced Appellate Advocacy


  • Director of the Center for Lawyering Skills, Liberty University School of Law
  • Admitted to the Virginia Bar, the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member of the Lynchburg Bar Association, and also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Legal Foundation
  • Litigation associate for the international law firm of Hunton and Williams in Norfolk, VA
    • Assisted the trial team in an intellectual property case that resulted in the largest jury verdict awarded in Virginia at that time ($116 million)
    • Represented a wide variety of corporate, public, and private entities in litigation and in contract negotiations
    • Represented numerous clients in matters brought in General District Court
  • Involved in pro bono work on behalf of the National Legal Foundation and the Alliance Defense Fund
  • Served as Special Prosecutor for the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office in Chesapeake, Virginia
  • Adjunct faculty member at Regent University School of Law

Publication Experience

  • Developing a Comprehensive Approach to Teaching Lawyering Skills: A Response to the MacCrate Report, Fifteen Years Later, 3 Liberty L. Rev. 1, 47 (2009)
  • Looking for a Sign on Trade DressIntellectual Property, October 16, 2000
  • Comprehensive List of Professor Thompson’s Publications


Thompson also served as an adjunct faculty member at Regent University School of Law where he had earned numerous awards as a law and public policy graduate student. Among them were Best Overall Oralist, Best Oralist in the Final Round and finalist in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Outstanding Scholastic Achievement in the School of Public Policy, Servant Leadership Award and Corpus Juris Secundum (Contracts). He also served on the Regent University Law Review and as an intern with National Legal Foundation while a law student.

Thompson’s gifts in forensics and moot court have benefited Liberty law students under his tutelage, who have already distinguished themselves in their moot court presentations before members of the Virginia bar and bench. As Director of the Center for Lawyering Skills at the law school, he is placing his personal stamp on the rigorous, six-semester required program designed to prepare Liberty University School of Law graduates for the successful practice of law.