Will Thompson represents plaintiffs and defendants in all types of commercial litigation in state and federal courts. He joined Burns Charest after practicing at the litigation boutique Susman Godfrey. At Susman Godfrey, Will played a significant role in managing a natural gas dispute involving claims over $100 million and was the principal author on a brief to the South Carolina Supreme Court on an issue of first impression before the court. The Supreme Court adopted the reasoning in Will’s brief and ruled in his client’s favor on all points.
Will graduated from Stanford Law School and subsequently clerked for Judge Mary M. Schroeder on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge Lee H. Rosenthal of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. During his clerkships, Will worked on a wide-range of cases, including class actions, trade secrets, intellectual property, and oil and gas disputes.
Before law school, Will was a professional baseball player in the San Francisco Giants organization. He was a minor league batting champion and All-Star and hit the first professional home run off of Jeff Samardzija.