• 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 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 was elected alderman of Chicago’s 11th ward on April 7, 2015 and was inaugurated on May 18th, 2015. Mr. Thompson was also elected commissioner of the Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago where he serves as Chairman of the Industrial Waste & Water Pollution Committee and the Monitoring and Research Committee and Vice Chairman of the Information Technology and Judiciary.

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.


The Water Reclamation District, Commissioner

Illinois State Bar Association, Member

The Chicago Bar Association, Member

Lamda Alpha International, Member

Illinois Tax Increment Associates, Member

Urban Land Institute, Member

Illinois Attorney General's Business Advisory Council, Member

Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, Board Member

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

Aquinas Literacy Center, Board Member

South Loop Chamber of Commerce, Secretary

Leadership Greater Chicago, Fellow

John Marshall Law School Board of Visitors, Building Committee

Christian Community Health Center, Board Member


330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2100
Chicago, Illinois 60611-3607
T: 312.840.7000
F: 312.840.7900