Edward M. Thompson Esq.

Edward M. Thompson

Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Law
  • DUI Defense
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Child Abuse
Edward Michael Thompson AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell 2022
Edward Michael Thompson AV Rating Judicial Edition Award 2021 by Martindale-Hubbell
Edward Michael Thompson AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell 2021
America's Most Honored Lawyers Edward Michael Thompson 2020
Edward Michael Thompson AV Rating Judicial Edition Award 2020 by Martindale-Hubbell
Top Attorneys in Ohio and Kentucky Edward M. Thompson 2021


Edward "Eddy" Thompson started practicing law at a small law firm in Lexington, Kentucky. Having worked his way through law school as a runner and clerk at the firm, they accepted him on as an associate upon admission to the Kentucky Bar. He continued to work there until becoming partner in 2003. His partnership continued until 2007 when the partnership dissolved. At that point he set up his own practice of Thompson Law Office which was a sole proprietorship until his sister and fellow lawyer, Dori Thompson, joined the firm in 2011 where they continue work as a team to this day.

Additional Certifications and Associations:

  • Received collaborative and advanced collaborative domestic relations certification
  • Active participant, lecturer and board member of "Grandparents Raising Grandchildren"
  • Admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Experience working with the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy
  • Practicing Federal Public Defender through the Criminal Justice Act


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1998
  • Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky
    • B.A. - 1994
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Accounting / Broadcasting

Bar Admission

  • Kentucky, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2000

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Board Member

Past Positions

  • Darling & Reynolds, Partner, 1998 to 2007


  • English
  • French

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Theta Chi

Professional Associations

  • Fayette County Bar Association, Member, Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Present

Current Employment Position

  • Partner