Joel Erik Thompson, Ltd.

Testimonials from: Professionals | Clients | Families and Friends of Clients


“It has been over 5 years since we first met and nearly 4 years since that Tuesday morning when I was able to walk out of the same doors of the courtroom that I had used to walk in. I will never forget that moment, and I attribute my freedom today to your efforts and diligence.”
- Client J.W., in child computer pornography case

“Joel, I want to express my sincere gratitude for the excellent representation you provided over the past three years. As a high-ranking government official charged with dozens of crimes associated with my service as head of a State agency, my case was high profile. The publicity over the significant period of time before trial, and the negative publicity of my even being charged, were very damaging to my reputation. Your pretrial preparation and execution of strategy during trial was exemplary. We spent many months preparing together for trial and a lot of late nights during the trial preparing for the next day’s testimony. You were fully committed to my cause and your outstanding ability to anticipate the motives and strategy of the prosecution was extraordinary. At every stage, you were fully versed in the nuances of this difficult ‘paper’ case, and significantly more effective in front of a jury compared to the prosecutor. Your opening and closing arguments were superb and very effective in helping the jury understand our defense. The twenty-three verdicts of ‘not guilty’ have gone a long way to restoring my reputation. The satisfaction of seeing ‘the system’ actually work is totally a result of your dedication to my case and your superior legal skills in the courtroom.”
- Client M.M., in complex political corruption case

“Joel displays concern, good judgment, and excellent preparation as a result of hard work, and is obviously highly intelligent. His personal appearance is impressive and he has the attitude of a winner practicing in a segment of the law where winning is often difficult. My acquittal of very serious charges preserved my medical career and I could not have imagined anyone doing the job any better than he did.”
- Client Dr. R.L.H.

“Thank you for your excellent counsel. Your continued representation of me through a second trial, after the hung jury, saved my life. Carrying the burden of being labeled a sex offender would have been more than I could bear. I would never have pleaded guilty to such a crime I did not commit. Thank you for your faith in me, and especially for the incredible trial skills and persistence you carried into the courtroom with us.”
- Client J.G.

“Totally awesome. I’m speechless. I could not have expected this in my wildest dreams. You are the best!”
- Client D.H., on judge’s dismissal of all fourteen counts of Attempted Murder and Aggravated Assault (never re-filed).

“. . . you were brilliant!”
- Consultation Client H.R.

“Thanks so much for those late nights with your client during trial. I loved the sound of ‘Not Guilty’ when the verdict was read.”
- Client E.M., large drug case

“A note of thanks for your help and expertise in helping me find my way through the process within Federal court. You are an honorable man and I can not tell you how much I appreciate you.”
- Client R.G., in a massive money-laundering and fraud case

“You have been a true friend and have guided me through the worst. I wanted to take a moment to sincerely thank you for your assistance as a lawyer, and more importantly, your guidance as a friend.”
- Client J.L., (a lawyer) in a domestic violence case

“Thanks for your help, you were truly appreciated.”
- Client C.S., (an attorney) in felony case

“I just want to thank you for your hard work and effort in my case. You made me happy and most of all my mother.”
- Client A.D., in attempted murder case

“I was fortunate in being able to have you as my attorney. I will forever be grateful to you. I am very pleased with the results and I appreciate everything you did for me.”
- Client J.L., in high-profile fraud case

“Thank you so much for your hard work. I feel confident with my life in your hands.”
- Client T.J., in child sex case

“I think you did a hell of a job on the previous trial, you were quick on your feet, and you countered [the government witness] well. I really feel we can win this thing.”
- Client J.S., in multiple count armed robbery and rape case

“Thanks to you. When I felt nobody else in the world cared, your voice was reassuring and comforting. Your knowledge and experience gave me hope. Thank you very much for everything.”
- Client D.M., in child sex case

“We feel very lucky to have had you as our representative. Thank you very much.”
- Client A.A., in child sex case

“I want to thank you for all your help. Even undergoing surgery the day before didn’t prevent you from being beside me in court to finally end this horror. You went far beyond the attorney-client agreement to personally insure the right result.”
- Client E.T., in aggravated assault case

“You have always been there for me and your help has gotten me through some pretty rough times. You have a big heart. Thank you - for everything.”
- Client M.B., in fraud case

“I don’t know where we would be today without all you have done for us.”
- Client D.T., in child sex case

“Thanking you - a very special hero.”
- Consultation client S.B.

“I really appreciate everything you did for me. If it was possible, you did it. I am very happy with the result in my case.”
- Client J.L., in child sex case

“We feel very lucky to have you as our representative.”
- Client B.S., in child sex case

“You never, never, never gave up on us. My wife is still speechless with joy that finally, after your persistence and refusal to quit, we finally have justice after fourteen years and so many frustrating trips to court.”
- Client K.M., in child sex case