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Katherine A. Thompson

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A graduate of St. Louis University School of Law, Ms. Thompson earned a Concentration in Civil Litigation Skills and a Certificate in International and Comparative Law. She served on the staff at St. Louis University Law Journal and was a participant at the school’s Civil Advocacy Clinic and the Immigration Law Clinic. Ms. Thompson interned with the Capital Division of the Missouri State Public Defender’s Office and was employed in a private law firm specializing in immigration law. In 2013, she returned to her hometown of Springfield, MO.

Ms. Thompson’s practice focuses on litigation defense of public entities and officials as well as civil litigation, civil rights, insurance defense, municipal law, employment law, and personal injury. Representing clients at both the state and local level, Ms. Thompson can initiate pre-suit negotiations for clients, as well as litigation, trial, appeals, and dispositive motions.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Bar Association – 2012 to Present
  • Member, Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association – 2013 to present
  • Member, Missouri Judicial Performance Review Committee – 2016 to present

Honors and Awards

  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Rising Star – 2014-2020

Civic Involvement

  • Member, Springfield Metro Rotary Club – 2016 to 2020
  • Board of Directors, United Way of the Ozarks – 2018 to 2020
  • Board of Directors, Community Partnership of the Ozarks – 2019 to 2020

Classes and Seminars

  • Moderator, “Reviewing Basic Employment Agreements,” MoBar CLE, 2019
  • Presenter, “Fundamentals of Employment Law,” Sterling Educational Services – 2014, 2015
  • Presenter, “FLSA Overtime Changes,” Missouri Council for In-Home Services – 2014

Education

  • Drury University, B.A., 2007
  • St. Louis University School of Law, J.D., 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Member, Missouri Bar – 2012 to present
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, 2012