Woody Thompson is a graduate of Arizona State University where he earned a degree in Mathematics. As an honors student, Mr. Thompson received an academic full-ride through a variety of scholarships including, the ASU Leadership four-year scholarship, Regents Scholarship, and Medallion of Merit Scholarship. While at Arizona State University, Mr. Thompson served as Student Lobbyist providing a student voice in Washington D.C., the Arizona State Legislature, and the Arizona Board of Regents.
Mr. Thompson then continued at Arizona State University where he earned his law degree. Once again, Mr. Thompson received high academic honors and was the recipient of the Dean’s scholarship. While in law school, Mr. Thompson clerked at the law firms of Peshkin & Kotalik, P.C. and Snell & Wilmer, LLP. Most significantly, Mr. Thompson began his work as a devoted criminal defense attorney, working as a Rule 38 student attorney representing numerous people on DUI and Criminal offenses at a Trial Court and Appeals level.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Thompson embarked on a brief career at the largest law firm in Arizona, Snell & Wilmer, LLP. At this civil law firm, Mr. Thompson worked on cases in areas of complex commercial litigation, products liability, and intellectual property law. While this work was challenging and satisfying, Mr. Thompson was not ultimately fulfilled. So, he returned to practice where he could use his scientific knowledge and trial skills in a unique and synergistic way to advocate for accused individuals in his community.
Mr. Thompson returned to the practice of criminal defense law. Mr. Thompson has successfully handled thousands of Criminal and DUI cases. As a trial attorney, Mr. Thompson has vast experience from DUIs and vehicular crimes to Aggravated Assaults, Homicide, and Sex Crimes. Mr. Thompson is an experienced and highly skilled defense attorney dedicated to providing the finest defense to anyone accused of a DUI or Criminal offense.
It is important to note that Mr. Thompson’s solid foundation of Math and Science enables him to analyze and evaluate the many scientific details of forensic criminal cases. Mr. Thompson has vast experience in accident reconstruction and is able to communicate on the same level as the trial experts. It is this unique insight that has helped a great many of Mr. Thompson’s clients in cases ranging from DUI to homicide.
Most importantly, Mr. Thompson has a wealth of oral advocacy experience in and out of the Courtroom. Mr. Thompson has dealt with Senators in Washington D.C. and prosecutors across the state of Arizona behind closed doors and in open court. Mr. Thompson has the highest level of experience necessary to effectively and persuasively advocate for you at every level of your case. Remember, a win at trial is great, but getting a case dismissed before it gets to trial is even better.
“After interviewing several recommended attorneys, I chose Woody Thompson without hesitation. From start to finish, he provided me with honesty, dedication and realistic details about my case. The entire firm was extremely thorough with communication and follow-up supporting me every step of the way. Woody never gave up by tackling every angle of my case for the very best outcome possible. ”