James L. Thompson

James L. Thompson: Attorney with Miller, Miller & Canby Chartered
  • Member at Miller, Miller & Canby Chartered (12 Attorneys)
  • 200-B Monroe Street, Rockville, MD 20850
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  • Jim Thompson has led Miller, Miller & Canby's Litigation practice for more than 25 years. He concentrates his practice in eminent domain and real estate valuation litigation (including ad valorem tax appeals), in addition to civil litigation involving complex real estate and business/commercial disputes.
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Recipient, Peter DiRito Award, Federal Bar Association, 1992. President, Montgomery County Bar Association, 1987-1988; Member, Executive Committee, 1979-1980, 1986-1989; Chair, Professionalism Committee, 1992-1993; Co-Chair, Federal Court Task Force and Secretary, 1995-1996. Chairman, Montgomery County Bar Leaders Group, 1989-1990. President, Maryland State Bar Association, 1999-2000; Member: Board of Governors, 1974-1975, 1981-1982, 1983-1985, 1989-1991, 1994-1996; Secretary, 1995-1998; Co-Chairman, Commercial Transaction Litigation Section, 1979-1980 and Chairman, Insurance Trust, 1990-1993.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Eminent Domain
  • Ad Valorem Property Tax
  • Condemnation
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Litigation
  • Business Transactions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
301-762-5212  Phone
301-762-6044  Fax
University Attended:
Yale University, B.A., 1963
Law School Attended:
University of Virginia, LL.B., 1966
Year of First admission:
1968, U.S. Court of Military Appeals; 1966, Maryland and Virginia; 1977, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court; 1972, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
American Bar Association; Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference; Montgomery County Bar Foundation (President, 1988-1989); Maryland Bar Foundation, Inc.; American Bar Foundation; American College of Trial Lawyers (Member, 1986—); American Inns of Court (Counselor, LXI, 1988-1990; Affiliate Member, Institute for Property Taxation, IPT); Owners Counsel of America (Eminent Domain Lawyers).
Capt., U.S. Marine Corps, active duty, 1966-1970
Birth Information:
Mineola, New York, September 9, 1941
Reported Cases:
County Council for Montgomery County vs. Supervisor of Assessments, 274 Md. 116 332 A.2d 897 (1974). (Standing of council to appeal). Robert G. Smith vs. Thelma Edwards, 46 Md. App. 452, 418 A.2d 1227 (1980), revs'd., 292 Md. 60, 437 A.2d 221 (1981). (Taxpayers suit ultra vies activity). Supervisor of Assessments vs. Asbury Methodist Home, Inc., 72 Md. App. 352, 529 A.2d 852 (1987), revs'd., 313 Md. 614, 547 A.2d 190 (1988). (Charitable tax exemption). Ort Children Trust Four vs. Supervisor of Assessments, 294 Md. 195, 448 A.2d 947 (1982). (Valuation of income producing real property). Attorney General vs. Johnson, 282 Md. 274, 385 A.2d 57 (1978). (Constitutionality of the Health Claims Arbitration Act). Charles H. Browning vs. Commissioner 109 TC 303 (1997).

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