Ms. Thompson’s practice is focused on litigation and veteran’s rights. Within these fields she represents active duty, reserve and guard, and former service members, with her representation ranging from assistance with administrative matters, to medical evaluations, to disciplinary action and courts-martial. Her representation includes appeals of courts-martial and federal convictions; she has successfully over-turned convictions in both the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals and the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. As a former active duty judge advocate in the Marine Corps and Special Assistant to the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, she has first-hand working knowledge of the unique administrative and legal systems within the military, department of defense, and federal systems, and knows how to navigate each system within the different branches of the military. Ms. Thompson has extensive experience with wrongful discharge claims before the various military correction boards and the Court of Federal Claims, and has successfully petitioned for the removal of adverse documentation from servicemembers’ personnel files and for the upgrade of less than honorable characterizations of service. Ms. Thompson is also an advocate of veterans seeking benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. As a litigator, her tenacity and zealous representation has earned her the reputation of being a “bulldog” in the courtroom.
- Navy Achievement Medal
- National Defense Service Ribbon
- Global War on Terrorism Ribbon