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Steve C. Thompson

Steve ThompsonSteven C. Thompson graduated from Louisiana State University with a B.S. in Marketing in 1981 and from the Louisiana State University Law Center in 1984. In law school he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. He was admitted into the LSU Law School Hall of Fame in 1987.

Mr. Thompson is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, The American Association for Justice, Louisiana Association for Justice, and The Baton Rouge Bar Association and Medical Malpractice Section of the Louisiana Association for Justice. He is on the Board of Governors of the Louisiana Association for Justice. He has been admitted to all Louisiana state and federal courts and has practiced before the U.S Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal.

Mr. Thompson has been a guest lecturer at LSU and Southern University Law School on litigation, negotiations, and alternative dispute resolution. He has lectured at labor law seminars for attorneys and the general public and has taught various courses at seminars on a wide range of topics from products liability to civil litigation.

The concentration of Mr. Thompson's practice is in the areas of personal injury law, automobile/trucking accidents/motorcycle accidents, products liability law, industrial accidents, toxic torts, medical malpractice, commercial litigation, premises liability, class actions, insurance disputes, and contract negotiations. Mr. Thompson is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating by other lawyers for legal ability and ethics.

Background

Steve was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was one of 7 children. He learned the importance of hard work early on cutting grass in the neighborhood, cleaning kennels, and he started working in his father's drugstore at age 13. He graduated from Catholic High School in 1977. He worked his way through LSU, both at the drugstore and teaching tennis lessons. He attended LSU Law School from 1981 to 1984 to achieve his dream of becoming an attorney. He is the only attorney in his family.

Steve married Angee Gettys shortly after graduating law school. They have been happily married since 1984 and have four wonderful children (two boys and two girls). Steve's proudest accomplishment is his marriage and raising four children. Steve enjoys golf, fishing and spending time with his family and friends in his free time.

Steve began his legal career as a defense attorney in a large firm in Baton Rouge in 1984. There, he had a broad based civil practice and primarily represented business, industry, insurers and health care providers. He consulted management on labor and employment issues, handled a wide variety of litigation, including products liability, industrial accidents, automobile accidents, medical malpractice, toxic torts, premise liability, labor elections, labor charges, employment discrimination, insurance disputes, governmental liability and arbitrations. Steve was recruited to work for the predecessor firm in January, 1990 and quickly became a shareholder in the firm in 1991. He managed that firm for many years prior to the spin off which created Thompson, d'Entremont & Robin, LLC. Steve's experience and training representing business, industry and insurers gave him invaluable experience, training and insight. However, Steve was thrilled to have the opportunity to join the firm and represent injured people and their families, which was more in keeping with his passion for law and justice.

Steve has been lead counsel on a wide variety of cases throughout his career with Thompson, d'Entremont & Robin, LLC and its predecessor firms. He has been lead counsel in automobile accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice cases, product liability cases, premises liability, industrial accidents, toxic torts, gun-shot injuries and deaths, highway department cases and a variety of other personal injuries. Those claims included wrongful death, brain injury, burns, paralysis, injuries requiring surgeries, and have also included some injuries not requiring surgery. Steve has also been lead counsel in a number of significant very large insurance disputes (and some smaller claims to preserve coverage for individuals), an insurance class action settled for 24 million dollars, commercial disputes, , employment discrimination, contract negotiations, whistleblower litigation and major litigation for the horsemen of Louisiana to gain an equitable distribution of video poker proceeds at the tracks (resulting in large settlements and a judgment valued at over 100 million dollars). Steve is every bit as proud of getting insurance reinstated for an individual with a terminal illness on a pro bono basis, as he is about his largest monetary successes. Steve understands that every client's case is the most important case to that client and strives to get each client justice.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Law
  • Automobile/Trucking/Motorcycle Accidents
  • Products Liability Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Professional Liability

Education

Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • J.D. - 1984
  • Honors: LSU Law School Hall of Fame in 1987
  • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Honors: Phi Kappa Phi

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • B.S. - 1981
  • Honors: Graduated With High Honors
  • Major: Marketing

Classes/Seminars

  • Guest Lecturer, Litigation, Negotiations, and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Louisiana State University School
  • Lecturer, Labor Law Seminars for Attorneys and The General Public
  • Lecturer, Products Liability, Civil Litigation, Southern Law School Negotiations

Honors and Awards

  • Order of the Coif
  • LSU Law School Hall of Fame
  • AV Rating by Martindale Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana Association of Justice, Board of Governors, 2011 - Present
  • American Association of Justice

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