Clifford C. Thompson
As founding partner of Thompson & Associates, Clifford C. Thompson for over 30 years has provided effective, comprehensive representation; legislative lobbying; and government relations counsel to a diverse roster of clients with business and professional interests in the state of Mississippi. Coupled with a rich background in corporate and administrative law, Thompson advises clients and provides services on a broad range of legislative, regulatory and procurement matters including 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.
Thompson is a native of Jackson, Mississippi, and a graduate of Murrah High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Mississippi State University in 1966, followed by a Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1969. Upon graduation, Thompson became a Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was assigned to field locations including Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Washington, D.C., working on cases such as kidnapping, bank robberies and organized crime. In 1972, Thompson began practicing law as an associate in a 15-person corporate law firm, becoming partner in 1974, prior to founding Thompson & Associates in 1980.
Thompson and his wife Cheryl have four children, all of whom are associated with the firm. They are active in community and church affairs, where Thompson has served as chairman of the administrative board and building committee. Thompson also served on the school board of Jackson Preparatory School for nine years.
All Federal and State courts (1969) Mississippi
U.S. Tax Court (1974)
American Bar Association
Mississippi Bar Association
Hinds County Bar Association
Highest peer rating possible (AV) for ethics and professional ability and a preeminent lawyer (Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory).
Named one of Mississippi’s top 50 leading attorneys (2012)
Omnicron Delta Kappa
Phi Alpha Delta (President, 1969)
Comment Editor and Note Editor, Mississippi Law Journal (1968−1969)