Aug. 25, 2021
BALTIMORE -- Benchmark Litigation has selected Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP attorney Deborah St. Lawrence Thompson for its 2021 Top 250 Women in Litigation list for the third consecutive year.
Thompson has more than 20 years of experience defending companies in employment, mass tort, and personal injury matters at the local, regional, and national levels. She has managed numerous local and national trial teams, developing effective risk management strategies and trial themes. She has first- and second-chair trial experience and knowledge of asbestos litigation based upon work she has done for multiple clients as part of the national trial counsel team taking and defending fact and expert witness depositions as well as researching and developing experts in several disciplines. Also, she has been responsible for identifying and driving cases that were deemed high-risk cases, including reviewing discovery, local court dockets, taking depositions, and preparing the cases for trial. In this role she has experience in preparing corporate witnesses, helping to build “the company’s story,” and participating in trials nationally related to this role. Thompson has earned a reputation among her peers as a tough litigator who carefully prepares each case with a common sense, efficient, practical focus to meet client needs and goals.
She is also the chair of the Firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.
Lawyers selected for the Top 250 Women in Litigation were chosen through several phases of research: review of their recent case work, consideration of how attorneys at peer legal institutions might rank them, and client feedback on their performances.
Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins is an Am Law 100 firm that has more than 800 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in 11 states and Washington, D.C. For more information on the firm, go to www.nelsonmullins.com.
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