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LARRY THOMPSON
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Writers LifelineLarry 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 and Money.

  • 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.