Kathleen Thompson brings a commercial litigation background to her corporate practice, drawing on her understanding of how one area overlaps with and influences the other. Kathleen knows that getting in front of issues on the transactional side and conducting solid, tactical work from the start helps avoid litigation and other problems down the road. Applying her stellar wordsmith skills, she finds it gratifying to craft perfect contracts and other documents through meticulous editing and revision. Her background and specific skill set have made her an invaluable member of the firm’s Main Street Lending Task Force in addressing the requirements and nuances of the program.
Kathleen previously worked for a lobbying firm in Washington, DC, where she gained a deep understanding of the need to forge strong relationships with clients and to emphasize the human element in law. Prior to that, Kathleen externed with District Judge Amos Mazzant in the Eastern District of Texas, which taught her the prime importance of citing information in a straight-forward manner and with absolute accuracy.
In law school, Kathleen worked for Southern Methodist University’s Innocence Clinic, which operates in conjunction with the Dallas County Public Defender’s Office. There she researched cases to determine whether they qualified for a process intended to overturn wrongful convictions. As an undergrad and a law school student, she worked alongside a criminal lawyer for six years, and in that capacity she wrote several grand jury presentations. Kathleen holds a J.D., cum laude, from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where she served as Articles Editor for the Science and Technology Journal.
Away from the Office
Kathleen started playing golf at age five and still thoroughly enjoys the game. A history buff, she’s also an avid reader and likes to keep up with current events that way.
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