Laurie A. Thompson is a shareholder at our firm's West Palm Beach office specializing in commercial litigation. Laurie has over twenty five years of experience representing clients in business related litigation including in areas of labor and employment law, bankruptcy & creditors' rights, real estate, intellectual property and appeals in both state and federal appellate courts.
As a commercial litigator, Laurie focuses on counseling her clients regarding general business issues and when necessary representing them in litigation.
Laurie started her legal career in Washington, D.C. practicing intellectual property/trademark law. Since moving to South Florida, she has focused her practice exclusively in the areas of commercial litigation. As a commercial litigator, Laurie sees her job first as a counselor to help her clients avoid litigation; however, when litigation is required Laurie represents her client's interests zealously in both state and federal courts. Laurie's area of focus include labor and employment counseling and litigation, intellectual property litigation, bankruptcy and creditor's rights, construction defect litigation, real estate litigation and general business disputes.
Laurie is passionate about the advancement of women in the legal profession. In that regard, Laurie has been active with the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, serving as the South Palm Beach County Chapter's President in 2012-2013 and is currently serving as State FAWL's Development Director.
For the last two years, Laurie has also served as the Business Editor for Attorney at Law Magazine.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- South Palm Beach County Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL)
- Board of Directors (2010-2015)
- President (2012-2013)
- State FAWL Board of Directors (2014-present)
- Development Director (2015-present)
- Florida Voting Rights Coalition (2004, 2008, 2016)
- The Florida Bar Incubator Committee, Member (2016-present)
In the News
- CIGNA Faces $16 million Judgment for Failure to Pay Insurance Claims to an Out-of-Network Provider, Attorney at Law Magazine, September 2016
- Fourth District Court of Appeals Stands Alone in Requiring Service of Motion for Attorneys' Fees Pursuant to F.S. Section 57.105 to Comply with Rules 2.516, Attorney at Law Magazine, May 2016
- Failure to Disclose Security Breaches of Personal Information is an Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practice in Florida, Attorney at Law Magazine, January 2016
- 2015 Amendments to the Florida Revised LLC Act Bring Substantive Changes to Managers' and Members' Fiduciary Duties to the LLC and to the Members, Attorney at Law Magazine, November 2015
- Second Circuit Court of Appeals Decision in New York State Psychiatrist Association, Inc. et al. v. United Health Group, Raises Hope that Mental Health Parity Law Will Finally Be Enforced, Attorney at Law Magazine, September 2015
- Well-Meaning Law May Actually End Up Hurting Condo Owners, Attorney at Law Magazine, June 2015
- Florida's New Law to Help Social Entrepreneurs, Attorney at Law Magazine, March 2015
- Happy New Year: Pre 2014 LLC's are Now Governed by New LLC Act, Attorney at Law Magazine, January 2015
- Protecting Client's Intellectual Property Rights from Cyber-gripers, Attorney at Law Magazine, October 2014
Representative Legal Matters
- Pronman v. Styles, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 4402 (11th Cir. 2016)
- Pronman v. Styles, 163 So.3d 535 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015)
- United States v. Crestmark Bank (In re: Spearing Tool & Mfg. Co.), 412 F.3d 651 (6th Circ. 2005)
- Fresh Capital Fin. Servs. V. Bridgeport Capital Services, 891 So.2d 1142 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005)
- Kforce, Inc. V. Mickenberg, 846 So.2d 1190 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003)