Author, Teri L. Thompson
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Attorney, Teri L. Thompson

“She’s not just a lawyer, she’s a revolutionary thinker.”

                                                                    -Bomani Shakur

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In a legal career that spans over 25 years, Teri Thompson has practiced law exclusively in the area of criminal defense.  She is currently the founder and owner of THE LAW OFFICE TERI THOMPSON, LLC where she focuses on representing men, women and children facing major felony offenses.  


Her legal background is unmatched.  Prior to opening her office, she was a Senior Trial Attorney with the Georgia Capital Defender Office where she represented over 21 men and women facing the death penalty in Georgia. She also served as an attorney for the Clemency Project 2014, an initiative of President Barack Obama, where she worked with federal inmates around the country to fight for clemency from unjust federal drug sentences.  


Her passion is uncompromising.   She has represented revolutionary figures such as Mutulu Shakur and Kamau Sadiki, former members of the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM) and the Black Liberation Army (BLA).


Recently named by the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 in Criminal Defense, Teri served on the Death Penalty Committee of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL) and the Mental Health Committee of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (GACDL).  She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Spelman College in and Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from John Marshall Law School.  Teri is a Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and a Life Member of the Spelman College Alumnae Association.


A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Teri is admitted to practice law in the highest court in the country, the United States Supreme Court, as well as the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Middle District, and the United States District Court for the Northern District.  She is also admitted to the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the superior courts of the State of Georgia.  She has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia since 1992.

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