CAROL THOMPSON

PARTNER

Ms. Thompson’s practice is focused on litigation, national security law, and veteran’s rights. Within these fields she represents active duty, reserve and guard, former servicemembers, and federal employees and contractors, with her representation ranging from assistance with adjudication of security clearances, administrative matters, medical evaluations, disciplinary action, and courts-martial.

Ms. Thompson’s representation includes assistance with applications for, and responses to denial or revocations of, security clearances. She also assists with 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 judge advocate in the Marine Corps and former 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 intelligence communities, military, department of defense, and federal systems, and knows how to navigate each system respectively. 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.

MILITARY AWARDS

  • Navy Achievement Medal
  • National Defense Service Ribbon
  • Global War on Terrorism Ribbon