Lori D. Thompson
Member
Roanoke, VA
office 540.512.1807
mobile 540.354.7007
  • Overview
  • Services
  • Distinctions
  • Admissions
  • Memberships
  • Community Involvement
  • Personal Interests
  • Resources

Ms. Thompson’s primary area of practice is litigation, including bankruptcy and creditors’ rights.

Education

  • Radford University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1992
  • University of Virginia School of Law, 1997

Experience

  • Representing businesses in state and federal courts and mediation proceedings involving banking, breach of contract, business disputes, computer/technology law, employment disputes, real estate disputes, taxation, and various collection matters
  • Advising clients in bankruptcy proceedings and contested matters concerning debtor-in-possession financing, dischargeability of debts, executory contracts and leases, jurisdiction, plan confirmation, preference actions, officers’ and directors’ liability, and venue challenges
  • Representing individuals in trust and estate disputes and complex family law disputes through litigation and Collaborative Law, which provides a supportive environment for clients to resolve their disputes out of court
  • Advising law firms on management, legal ethics & regulatory compliance
Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Family Law Litigation Wills, Estates & Trusts

Distinctions

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named the Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Litigation—Bankruptcy in Roanoke, VA., 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Inducted as a Fellow, Virginia Law Foundation, 2014 - present
  • Named Leader in the Law by Virginia Lawyers Weekly, 2012
  • Named an Influential Woman of Virginia by Virginia Lawyers Weekly, 2010
  • Received Roger D. Groot Pro Bono Publico Service Award, Virginia Bar Association, 2015
  • Received Distinguished Service Award, Roanoke Bar Association and Roanoke Law Foundation, 2016
  • Nominated by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation—Bankruptcy, 2007 - present
  • Selected as Virginia Business magazine’s “Legal Elite,” 2006 - present
  • Recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine, Bankruptcy: Business, 2010 - present
  • Named to Top 50 Women Attorneys in Virginia by Virginia Super Lawyers, 2015 - present
  • Featured in Richmond magazine’s “Super Lawyers Rising Stars,” 2007
  • American Inns of Court, Ted Dalton Chapter, Master of the Bench
  • Graduate, Batten Leadership Institute at Hollins University, 2009
  • Listed in the Blue Ridge Business Journal’s “20 Under 40” listing of the top young business leaders, 2006
  • Named “Young Lawyer of the Year” by the Roanoke Bar Association, 2006

Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar
  • United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
     

Memberships

  • Virginia Bar Association: Board of Governors, 2006 - 2007, 2013 - 2017; Chair, Young Lawyers Division, 2006 - 2007
  • Virginia State Bar: Professionalism Course Faculty Member, 2009 - 2011; Law School Professionalism Course Faculty Member, 2011 - 2016
  • Roanoke Bar Association: President 2011 - 2012; Board of Directors, 2005 - 2013
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association: President, Roanoke Chapter; Board Member 1991 - 2001
  • Roanoke Law Foundation: Chair, 2012 - 2013; Board of Trustees, 2010 - present
  • Federal Bar Association: Roanoke Chapter Board of Directors, 2013 - 2015
  • Virginia Poverty Law Center: Board of Directors, 2011 - 2018; President, 2013 - 2016
  • Legal Aid Society of the Roanoke Valley Board of Directors, 2019 - present
  • Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 2013 - 2016
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, 2013 - 2018
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals; Virginia Collaborative Professionals; and Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Roanoke 2013 - present
     

Community Involvement

  • Graduate, Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Roanoke Valley Program, 2003
  • Blue Ridge Legal Services Pro Bono Award for highest contribution to pro bono service in Roanoke Valley, 2002
  • Professional Service Women of Achievement Award, DePaul Community Resources, 2015
  • President’s Volunteer Service Award, President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, 2006 - present
  • Volunteer of the Year, Oak Grove Elementary School, 2014 - 2015 and Hidden Valley Middle School, 2013 - 2014

Personal Interests

  • Pro bono services
  • UVA sports
  • Lacrosse
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