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Timothy L. Thompson


7647 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93720

(559) 433-1300 main
(559) 433-2300 fax

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Juris Doctor, 1987
Santa Clara University School of Law

Bachelor of Science, Finance, 1984
Loma Linda University


Mr. Thompson has been with McCormick Barstow since 1987 and served as the firm’s Managing Partner from 2004 through 2008.  He has represented clients in major litigation matters in both federal and state trial courts and appellate courts in California and other states.  Mr. Thompson’s trial experience includes cases in the areas of fraud, employment, direct and inverse condemnation, various contractual and lending disputes, construction and real estate development disputes, civil rights, shareholder rights disputes, trademark infringement, unfair competition, will/trust contests, and other probate litigation. He commonly appears in both State and Federal Courts throughout California.  He has also tried cases to verdict in U.S. Federal District Courts in both Michigan and Tennessee. 

Mr. Thompson is admitted to practice before all California State Courts, U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Central, Northern, and Southern Districts of California, and U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Honors and Awards

Since 2004 Mr. Thompson has been AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review and Judiciary Rated with Martindale-Hubbell.  Mr. Thompson has been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer since 2008 for his primary area of practice in Business Litigation and also recognized as a Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyer (2012-2014, 2016).


Concentrating in Business and Civil Litigation in the State and Federal Courts with an emphasis in complex matters involving Real Estate, Transactions, Construction, Condemnation, Corporate and Partnership Dissolutions, Contracts, Employment, Fraud, Business Torts, Unfair Competition, Class Actions and Probate Litigation. 

Professional Associations

Mr. Thompson is a member of the State Bar of California, Fresno County Bar Association, and Federal Bar Association.  Mr. Thompson serves on the Board of the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.

Community Involvement

Mr. Thompson serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Fresno County, P.A.I.N., PilotLegis RPG, and San Joaquin Country Club.  He has also served on the Board of Trustees for the Fresno Art Museum. Mr. Thompson has lectured on the topic of trial practice at San Joaquin College of Law.

Timothy  L. Thompson
Timothy  L. Thompson