Managing Partner, Litigation Attorney

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Phone: 763-586-6070

Fax: 763-571-2893


PAUL A. THOMPSON is the managing partner of WOODS & THOMPSON law firm, a boutique personal injury firm dedicated to helping individuals and families who have been hurt in accidents. While he has concentrated his practice on civil litigation and has experience representing a wide variety of personal injury accident cases, including victims of car accidents, slip, and falls, wrongful deaths, dog bites, medical malpractice, dram shop/drunk driving, boating accidents and others, Paul has also developed a vast amount of experience with the business world, and particularly the representation of orthopedic, dental and chiropractic clinics with emphasis on clinic start-up and development and business consultation services such as buy-sell agreements, partnership agreements, IC/employment contracts, insurance billing issues/practices, lease issues, etc.  Paul really does have a unique legal background that is tailor-made for helping those injured in accidents.

Paul combines his vast experience with effective and compassionate client communication and representation to successfully translate the client's case into a successful courtroom strategy. Paul takes the time to truly understand the client's needs. As a result, he has earned the trust and respect of his clients for always keeping their best interests in mind, and the doctors who refer to Paul for his honesty, integrity and dedication to their patients. While trying a case to a jury is not always the best option for each victim of an accident, Paul knows that his clients deserve to have their case built for trial to maximize their recovery. Paul has significant experience in resolving claims by means of negotiated settlement or other alternative processes. By constantly striving to provide the highest quality legal representation to his clients, Paul keeps the success of his clients his ultimate goal. This approach has resulted in just compensation for injury victims and clients who have confidence in making referrals. Paul graduated from Augsburg College with summa cum laude honors in 1985. While working and raising a family, Paul obtained his juris doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1988. Since founding the law firm of Woods & Thompson, P.A. in 1997, Paul has represented thousands of injured victims who have valued his dedication, experience and steadfast loyalty, but he also finds time to continue to serve our local chiropractic and medical community with educational seminars and counseling. 

Paul is licensed and admitted to both the Minnesota and Wisconsin Bar and member of the following:
• Minnesota State Bar Association
• Minnesota Association of Justice
• Minnesota Federal District Court
• Wisconsin State Bar Association
• Wisconsin Association for Justice
• American Association for Justice
• United States Court of Federal Claims
• United States Supreme Court Bar