TERI THOMPSON, LLC

ATTORNEY AT LAW

EXPERIENCE MATTERS

Federal and state criminal defense attorney Teri Lee Thompson has practiced exclusively in criminal law for over 29 years. A veteran death penalty defense attorney, Attorney Thompson has unparalleled trial experience when you need it the most.

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ABOUT TERI

I AM, WAS, AND ALWAYS WILL BE A CATALYST FOR CHANGE.

-SHIRLEY CHISHOLM-

With a legal career that spans over 29 years, Teri Thompson practices law exclusively in the area of criminal law.  As the founder and owner of THE LAW OFFICE OF TERI THOMPSON, LLC, she focuses on  major felony cases in both federal and state courts.

 

Teri Thompson has directly represented 31 men and women facing the death penalty in state and federal courts. Qualified as Learned Counsel since 2018, she currently represents men and women facing the death penalty in the federal courts of Georgia, Alabama, New York, and the Virgin Islands.  She is an adjunct professor where she lectures in the area of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and the American Court System.

 

Her legal background is unmatched:  Prior to opening her office she was a Senior Trial Attorney with the Georgia Capital Defenders Office where she represented over 26 men and women facing the death penalty in Georgia.  

 

Her passion is uncompromising. Attorney Thompson volunteered as attorney 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. 

 
 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL)

  • National Bar Association (NBA) 

  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA)

  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (GACDL), Area Vice President

  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL), Board Member, GAWL Foundation 

  • John Marshall Law School, Alumni Board

  • National Alumnae Association of Spelman College, Life Member

  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Life Member

BAR MEMBERSHIPS

  • 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

MENTORSHIPS

  • Legacy Teens (An Initiative of The Lady & Her Legacy)

  • John Marshall Law School Student Liaison Committee

  • Spelman College Mock Trial Team Coach

  • Spelman College, Sister 2 Sister Committee

  • Spelman College, Debate Team Coach 

  • Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer

PUBLICATIONS

 

PRACTICE AREAS

&NOTABLE CASES

United States v. G.F., United District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Federal weapons charges, including possession of machine gun, resulted in complete dismissal of all charges.

 

United States v. S.D., United District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

Federal government declined to authorize the case as a death penalty case.

 

United States v. J.H., United District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Federal government declined to authorize the case as a death penalty case.

 

United States v. R.B., United States District Court for the Virgin Islands

Federal government declined to authorize the case as a death penalty case.

FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE 

STATE CRIMINAL DEFENSE- MAJOR FELONIES

APPEARANCES

 
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public speaking

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, January 18, 2021.

 

Presenter, “The Legal System, Legal Interpretation, and Ethics for Court Interpreters,” CFP Interpretations, September 1, 2020.

 

Guest Lecturer, “Ethics,” American InterContinental University, Business Department, 2018, 2019.

 

Panelist, “Integrating Mitigation with the Guilt-Innocence Phase of a Capital Case,” Georgia Capital Defender Office Spring Seminar, 2014.

Interested in booking Attorney Thompson for your event? Virtual or limited in-person events can be scheduled by contacting the office. Visit the contact us section to begin your request.

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TESTIMONIALS

"I hired Ms. Thompson to represent my brother who is currently serving a life sentence for capital murder. I chose her because of her reputation in representing those facing the death penalty. She has worked on his case more than the trial attorney ever did, and I could not be more thankful for her work."

--T.H. 

"I met Attorney Thompson when she was volunteering at a federal prison where I was held in Florida. She spoke to a group of us about using our lives to make a change in humanity. After she spoke, she took the time to listen to me about my case. My family later hired her to represent me in post-conviction work. Attorney Thompson took the time to review my files, read my trial transcripts, meet with my family, and has provided me with a fresh new look at the issues that no one ever thought of. I trust her and she has proven to be exactly what she says she is." 

--J.H. 

"Ms. Thompson helped me and my family when we were truly in a crisis. My son was arrested for a serious sexual offense and he was only 14 years old. She cut no corners; she never backed down from the DA. With her on our side my son was in good hands and my family is intact. He has now graduated high school and has a job!

--V.A. 

"Teri Thompson is insightful and very methodical. She is aggressive in the courtroom, and yet she remains passionate and sympathetic to my interests. More than anything, she listens and follows through." 

--J.N. 

"When I needed a lawyer to help me, Teri Thompson was there! I was facing charges with very serious consequences on my future and my career. She resolved everything in my favor, and I am forever grateful." 

--T.M. 

 
 

CONTACT

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Tel. 770-674-2890

Fax. 888-329-7330

VISIT

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Due to the pandemic, consults and meetings will be done via ZOOM. Please use the contact form to schedule.

 

2330 Scenic Highway

Snellville, GA 30078

 

 

 

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