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Our Attorneys

ThompsonMcMullan’s lawyers practice in 19 distinct areas, earning significant professional recognition. Our lawyers are regularly recognized by peer-nominated lists, including Virginia Business’ Legal Elite, US News and World Report’s Best Lawyers, including a Best Lawyer of the Year in Financial Service Regulation Law, Construction Law, and Elder Law. Virginia Super Lawyers also routinely recognizes ThompsonMcMullan lawyers as Super Lawyers and as Rising Stars.  Our lawyers hold leadership roles in legal, business, and civic organizations in the City of Richmond and surrounding counties, as well as in the local, Virginia, and American Bar Associations.


Our History

John Thompson and Grice McMullan founded what is now ThompsonMcMullan over 40 years ago in a small office building on Foushee Street in Richmond, Virginia. Even then, both founding members focused their efforts on building a strong and successful law firm that focused on solving the business needs and legal issues of their clients.

In 1975, the firm outgrew its space, and moved to 13 E. Franklin Street. Many of the attorneys who joined in the early days of the firm are still here today, including the current firm president and managing director, Chris Malone.

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Our Difference

There is no “one size fits all” solution to legal problems.  The size and complexity of legal issues vary from client to client, and so does our approach.  Our clients entrust us with their most important challenges and concerns.  Our job is finding the most effective way to resolve them.

Through our affiliation with Meritas, we can handle legal issues across the country or around the globe. Meritas is an international alliance of 7,000 experienced lawyers in 195 full-service law firms serving 250 markets across all 50 states and 60 countries. Our clients may have a legal issue arise in Virginia, but with national or international implications.  Our affiliation with Meritas enables us to serve our clients, no matter the state or country.

For over 40 years, we have focused on providing clients with personal, responsive, and exceptional service.

Celebrating More than 40 Years of John B. Thompson

John R. Thompson

One of the firm’s two founding members, John B. Thompson, retired on October 30th, 2015. Click to read more about John’s impact on two generations of attorneys and his community.

ThompsonMcMullan Selected to U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 “Best Law Firms” List

2019 Best Law Firms Badge

U.S. News and Best Lawyers have joined to rank more than 12,000 firms in the U.S. ThompsonMcMullan was once again honored in the 2019 list.


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