Larry Thompson, author of The Trial, began his legal career at age twenty-three
and successfully tried seven district court cases
before his twenty-fourth birthday. Early in his career
as a trial lawyer he would often try fifteen or twenty
cases in a year. Now he has tried over three hundred
cases with a success rate exceeding ninety percent.
He has been named a "Texas Super Lawyer" by Texas
Monthly Magazine for 2005.
Larry successfully raised three children who now live in Corpus Christi,
Boca Raton and Vail. He and his wife, Vicki, and her daughter, live on three
acres in Northwest Houston along with an assortment of horses, dogs, cats,
squirrels, raccoons, possums and an occasional skunk. He ran marathons for
thirty years until his knees told him it was time to retire to the gym.
He golfs badly, SCUBA dives and loves the outdoors, particularly the mountains.
He just published his first novel, So
Help Me God. Having discovered that modern technology permits a
virtual law office almost anywhere, he spends time in the summers in Vail
where he manages his lawsuits by email and telephone and works on his next
novel (to be published in 2006).
Distinguished Representations Include:
- Successfully defended Doubleday and Thomas Thompson against allegations
of libel in three federal cases arising from the best seller, Blood
- Defended Soldier of Fortune Magazine in a murder for hire case. Although
lost to a jury, it was reversed and rendered in favor of the magazine
by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
- Successfully defended an obstetrician against allegations that he
was negligent in the delivery of a brain damaged baby, causing $15M
in damages to the child and his family.
- Successfully defended a neurologist against allegations that he failed
to diagnose an aneurysm in a thirty year old woman. The aneurysm ruptured,
leaving her a quadriplegic with the mind of a three year old. Alleged
damages were in excess of $20M.
- Represented plaintiffs in business litigation and personal injury
cases for recovery in excess of $50 Million dollars in awards and settlements.