I AM, WAS, AND ALWAYS WILL BE A CATALYST FOR CHANGE.
Teri Thompson is a federal criminal defense attorney with over 30 years of trial experience. She has directly represented over 35 men and women facing the death penalty in state and federal courts around the United States.
Teri’s legal background is unmatched: Qualified as Learned Counsel since 2018, she currently represents men and women facing the death penalty in the federal courts of Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, New York, South Carolina, Texas, and the Virgin Islands. She is also an adjunct professor where she lectures in the area of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and the American Court System.
Teri’s passion is uncompromising: She teaches trial skills to attorneys at the nationally-acclaimed Bill Daniel Trial Advocacy Program sponsored by GACDL. She also volunteered for Clemency Project 2014, an initiative of President Barack Obama, where she worked with federal inmates around the country to fight for clemency from unjust federal drug sentences.
Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL), Board Member, GAWL Foundation
Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA)
National Alumnae Association of Spelman College, Life Member
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Life Member
Spelman College Mock Trial Team Coach
Spelman College, Sister 2 Sister Committee
Spelman College, Debate Team Coach
“If God is a God of Redemption, Should Government Get in the Way,” Canopy Forum, November 25, 2020, Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Emory University.
“Navigating Probation Revocation Hearings in Georgia,” June 1, 2017, Avvo Legal Guides
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
Supreme Court of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
State Bar of Georgia
community service & mentorships
WHEN YOU EDUCATE A WOMAN, YOU EDUCATE A NATION
Teri Thompson LLC is a proud supporter of the Oyedeji Grammar School in Oyedeji, Nigeria where young girls in rural areas often miss school simply because their families are unable to afford necessary feminine products. Visit their page and join Teri Thompson in supporting their goal as they change the lives of underprivileged young scholars!
Teri's other community support efforts include:
Coach, Spelman College Speech and Debate Team
Teri serves as a volunteer coach of the Spelman College Speech and Debate Team, the largest HBCU speech and debate team in the world.
Coach, Spelman College Mock Trial Team
Training pre-law students in trial skills from opening statement to cross-examination, Teri led the Spelman College Mock Trial Team in competitions across Georgia and Florida.
Mentor, Spelman College “Sister-2-Sister” Professional Mentoring Program
Through Spelman College’s strategic mentoring program that matches students with alumnae in their fields, Teri mentors students interested in law and advocacy.
Mentor, Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
Giving a voice to the voiceless, Teri served as a CASA volunteer for foster children in the DeKalb County Juvenile Court.
TEACHING IS MORE THAN IMPARTING KNOWLEDGE; IT IS INSPIRING CHANGE.
-WILLIAM ARTHUR WARD-
Panelist, “Professionalism and Career Readiness in Public Service,” Clayton County Solicitor General’s Office
Presenter, “Criminal Justice, Legal Interpretation, and Ethics for Court Interpreters," CFP Interpretations
Guest Lecturer, “Ethics,” American InterContinental University, Business Department
Presenter, “Incorporating Race and Culture into Death Penalty Cases,” Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel Project
Presenter, “Crafting Mitigation in the Midst of COVID-19,” Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL)
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