LITIGATION DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR - Mid-Size Firm  ALM's Daily Report   2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2014

Patrick A. Thompson

Partner Of Counsel

Patrick Thompson's civil litigation practice focuses on construction litigation, representing contractors, subcontractors, engineers, architects, owners and surety companies in a range of related disputes. He has handled more than 100 cases in 16 different states and arbitrated numerous multi-million dollar claims involving hospitals, bridges, universities and airports.


George Washington University

University of Kentucky, B.A., 1970

University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., with high distinction, 1973
Order of the Coif
Articles Editor, Kentucky Law Journal

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • The Florida Bar

Representative Experience

Defended design professionals in $75 million dispute over the adequacy of design of bridge in Charleston, South Carolina.

Served as counsel for renowned Las Vegas casino and resort in a series of arbitrations; defended against thousands of individual claims totaling more than $30 million.

Successfully defended owner of prominent children's clinic in Wilmington, Delaware, in six-month jury trial over disputes arising from construction of hospital.

Successfully represented out-of-state construction company against the Georgia Department of Transportation over claims stemming from the construction of numerous metro Atlanta freeways.

Represented contractor for major metropolitan airport expansion against state's capital city government; prevailed after a six-week jury trial.

Professional & Community Activities

Atlanta Bar Association

News & Publications

"Performance of Construction and Design Contracts," Chapter of Construction Law, Matthew Bender, 1986.

Co-Author: “Building Construction,” Chapter of Deposition Strategy, Law Forms, Matthew Bender, 1981.