PHILLIP E. THOMPSON
President - Diverse Engagement
Mr. Thompson is native of St. Louis Missouri. He is a graduate of the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis (1987) and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (1984). His primary areas of practice are in governmental, Native American, administrative, civil rights and employment law. Mr. Thompson was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in May 1984 and served as a Staff Judge advocate in the United States Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserve. His duty assignments included serving in Okinawa, Japan, the Republic of Korea, California, Georgia and Washington, D.C. After leaving active duty in the Marine Corps, Mr. Thompson worked U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor where he served as a legal specialist on Native American issues. Since leaving the Department of the Interior, Mr. Thompson has served in various General Counsel roles for several Native American Tribes and business and in private practice. He has practiced before Federal and State administrative, trial and appellate courts. He is married to Tanja Thompson who is retired member of the United States Air Force and currently works for the United States Department of the Agriculture, Office of Civil Rights. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson are active in various community organizations including the NAACP for which Mr. Thompson served as President of the Loudoun County Virginia Branch of the NAACP and as a member of the Virginia State Conference of the NAACP Executive Committee. They have two boys Taylor and Tysne and raised their niece Artisha Palmer.