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About Thompson Coburn

As president of the American Bar Association in 1932, Thompson Coburn founder Guy Thompson faced an important task. He was the first person to take the podium at the ceremony for the laying of the cornerstone of the U.S. Supreme Court, and he shared some impressive company: Chief Justice Charles Evan Hughes and President Herbert Hoover. Thompson, a St. Louis lawyer, stood among the nation's most influential lawyers and politicians and gave a stirring introductory speech.

Nearly a century later, Guy Thompson's legacy and our firm's connection to Washington remain strong. Our 370 attorneys practice nationwide in more than 40 areas of law. For more than 30 years, we have been in Washington, D.C., where our Federal Practice Group represents our clients' interests in a wide variety of industries before agencies of the United States government.

Across all five of our offices, we serve a diverse client base, that ranges from high-net-worth individuals and venture-backed startups to Fortune 100, Fortune 500, and mid-market companies on a national, regional, and international scale.

In 2014, BTI Consulting, the country's leading provider of strategic research to law firms and general counsel, named Thompson Coburn among the BTI Client Service 30 and selected the firm as one of the top 13 in the nation at providing exceptional value to clients.

"Above the cornerstone we lay today will rise a memorial more sublime than monuments of war. A memorial of bloodless battles is our edifice, yet battles upon whose issues hung our liberties, the integrity of our federal union, its harmony and balance, and our social and economic destiny."
- Guy Thompson, 1932