Who We Are
Since 1980, Thompson & Associates, LLC has provided clients with a high level of expertise and support before the Mississippi Legislature; the Mississippi Executive Branch, including the Governor’s office; and state regulatory agencies. We are proud to be Mississippi’s oldest and most respected lobbying firm. Our team brings more than 75 years of combined experience, relationships and client success stories to the table.
The firm represents clients from small businesses and professional associations to Fortune 50 companies.
What We Do
We provide services in such fields as agriculture, appropriations, economic development, education, energy, environmental regulation, finance, gaming, healthcare, insurance, Medicaid, oil and gas, public health, public safety, taxation, telecommunications, tourism, transportation and utilities.
Only 8% of general bills proposed before the Mississippi Legislature become law. Stated differently, 92% fail every year. This daunting statistic reinforces the need for an experienced advocate.
Passing a bill requires a seasoned pathfinder. Defeating or amending a bill requires a veteran group of lobbyists who know all of the procedures and players. Most of all, you need their judgment and knowledge of the process in order to win the day.
Thompson & Associates offers clients:
- Expertise − Our lobbyists provide a seasoned and nuanced perspective on a wide range of legislative and regulatory matters. With over 75 years of direct lobbying experience before the Mississippi Legislature, we offer the depth of knowledge necessary to navigate the complexities of the state legislative process.
- Communication − We communicate with and advocate on behalf of our clients in an effective and consistent manner. Through collaboration with the client, our lobbyists develop and execute strategies that best address client objectives, with a focus on delivering timely, efficient solutions.
- Integrity − We honor our promises and act in accordance with the best interests of our clients at all times. By choosing to limit our business to a level we can successfully serve, we are able to deliver the attention each client deserves. We protect our reputation and believe it is the key to long-term success—not only for our firm, but also for our clients.
- Relationships − Through the years, we have developed extensive business and social relationships that we leverage on behalf of our clients. We understand the importance of building and nurturing relationships as part of our client advocacy process.
“A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.”
− Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi