Elaine Thompson

Elaine L. Thompson


Elaine L. Thompson has been practicing law since 1989. She began her legal career working as an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Appeals Division of the Florida Attorney General’s Office in Tampa. Over the next ten years, Ms. Thompson continued to develop her legal skills and knowledge while working in the Employment Discrimination Section and the Office of Civil Rights where she represented the State, State agencies, and State employees in appellate, trial, and federal habeas corpus proceedings.
After honing her craft with the Florida Attorney General’s Office, attorney Thompson worked in private practice representing parties in workers compensation matters, criminal appeals, civil appeals, civil litigation, and family appeals. Ms. Thompson worked briefly at the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. Upon her return to Florida, she worked at a private law firm which handled cases involving medical malpractice, personal injury, and limited appeals. From there she joined the Office of the Public Defender in Tampa where she served as a supervisor of the Appellate Division, represented clients in Baker Act proceedings, and handled post-conviction matters.
After practicing law for more than twenty-five years, Ms. Thompson decided to focus her practice on the most rewarding work she performs as a lawyer – appellate cases. Having attended law school because of her interest in constitutional law, she continues to pursue work related to constitutional claims, civil liberties, disability rights, education rights, and individual property rights. In addition to appeals, Ms. Thompson provides litigation support to trial lawyers.


Practice Areas

Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Criminal Defense, Divorce, DWI/DUI Defense, Family Law, Labor and Employment, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Police Misconduct, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wills, Trusts and Estates, Workers Compensation, Wrongful Death

Type of Practice

Private Practice

Years of Practice

20+ years

States Licensed to Practice



Undergraduate School

Florida International University

Law School

Florida State University College of Law

Bar Admission

Florida , 1989
Georgia , 2005

Memberships and Honors


George Edgecomb Bar Association
National Bar Association


Elaine L. Thompson
PO Box 261926
Tampa , FL , 33685
(813) 316-8596

PO Box 261926
Tampa , FL , 33685

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