• Illinois


St. Mary's University of Minnesota (B.A., 1991)

The John Marshall Law School (J.D., 1999)


Mr. Thompson focuses his practice on real estate and municipal finance. He represents entrepreneurial and institutional clients in a broad based real estate practice. Mr. Thompson has extensive experience representing clients handling land use, zoning; entitlement and incentives matters including tax increment financing; and property assessment incentives. In addition, Mr. Thompson represents owners of commercial, industrial and residential in challenging their property tax assessments before the assessor's office as well as the board of review of various counties including Cook, Lake and Will County.

Mr. Thompson was elected to the City Council of Chicago on April 7, 2015, and was inaugurated on May 18th, 2015. Mr. Thompson represents the 11th Ward, which includes the University Village, Pilsen, Armour Park, Bridgeport, Canaryville and Chinatown communities. Alderman Thompson serves on the Committee on Finance, Committee on Public Safety, Committee on Economic, Capital and Technology Development, Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation, Committee on Human Relations and Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics. 

Mr. Thompson brings a unique perspective to address complex issues. As a member of the City Council, Mr. Thompson understands the concerns and constraints of government and the impact on decisions related to real estate and development. Mr. Thompson's experience enables him to counsel clients and anticipate potential obstacles. 

Mr. Thompson also represents developers and property owners in the acquisition and disposition of property, including contract negotiations, due diligence, project financing, and leasing matters, as well as litigation related to real estate matters. In addition, Mr. Thompson represents issuers, borrowers and underwriters in connection with public finance projects.

Mr. Thompson received his B.A. from St. Mary's University of Minnesota in 1991. He was awarded his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in 1999. Prior to studying law, he served as a leasing representative for a major commercial real estate firm in Chicago.


Chicago City Council, Alderman, 11th Ward

The Water Reclamation District, Commissioner 2012 to 2015

Illinois State Bar Association, Member

The Chicago Bar Association, Member

Lamda Alpha International, Member

Illinois Tax Increment Associates, Member

Urban Land Institute, Member

Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, Board Member

Louis L. Valentine Boys and Girls Club of Chicago, Board Member

South Loop Chamber of Commerce, Secretary

Leadership Greater Chicago, Fellow

John Marshall Law School Board of Visitors


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