Edward F Thompson

Edward F Thompson: Attorney with Clair Law Offices, S.C.


The focus of Ed Thompson's practice has been in the areas of civil litigation, estate planning, banking law, probate litigation, lake rights, real estate and land use law. He draws on forty years of experience representing financial institutions, individuals, and businesses. Thompson's education includes an undergraduate degree from Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York (1975), and a law degree from Seattle University School of Law (1978). Thompson was admitted by the Supreme Court of the State of Washington to limited practice as a Legal Intern (1977). Attorney Thompson has been admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts of Wisconsin (1978); is also a member of District of Columbia Bar; North Carolina State Bar; United States Court of Federal Claims; United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; and, Supreme Court of the United States of America. Thompson is also the Municipal Judge for the Town of Delavan, and was first elected to that position in 1983. He continues to serve as an instructor of Continuing Judicial Education programs; having been trained at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada; and, also contributes as an author for chapters in "Wisconsin Municipal Judge Benchbook." Attorney Thompson was appointed to the Supreme Court of Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation (District I Committee), which administers the lawyer disciplinary system within the state, and served from 1995 through 2003. He has served on the State Bar of Wisconsin Fee Arbitration Panel since 1997. He is a past president of the Walworth County Bar Association (1985-86). Thompson has been active in his community and is currently serving as: Director and Vice-President of Borg Foundation, Inc. In 2013, the Walworth County Bar Association presented Attorney Thompson with its "Lifetime Achievement Award."

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Mortgages
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Banks and Banking
  • Business Law
  • Foreclosures

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
262-728-9196  Phone
262-728-1012  Fax
University Attended:
Manhattanville College, B.A., 1975
Law School Attended:
Seattle University School of Law, J.D., 1978
Year of First admission:
1978, Wisconsin and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin; 1980, U.S. Court of Federal Claims and U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 1982, U.S. Supreme Court; 2009, District of Columbia; 2011, North Carolina
State Bar of Wisconsin; Walworth County Bar Association (Vice President, 1984; President, 1985); District of Columbia Bar; North Carolina State Bar; Wisconsin Municipal Judges Association.
Reported Cases:
Walworth State Bank v. Abbey Springs Condominium Association, 2016 WI 30, 368 Wis. 2d 72, 878 N.W. 2d 170; Driehaus v. Walworth County, 2009 WI App. 63; Hunter v. AES Consultants, Ltd., 2007 WI App. 42; Office of Lawyer Regulation v. Artery, 2006 WI 11; Courtyard Condo. Ass'n v. Draper, 2001 WI App. 115; State v. Lohmeier, 205 Wis. 2d 183 (Wis. 1996); Borsellino v. Kole, 168 Wis. 2d 611 (Wis. 1992); Huff & Morse, Inc. v. Riordon, 118 Wis. 2d 1 (Wis. 1984).
Payment Information:
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
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