1021 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
Tel: 713-658-0880 x 212
J.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 1989
B.S., Northeastern University, 1982 with honors
Peter Thompson is a founding partner of Thompson & Reilley, P.C. Mr. Thompson has extensive experience in admiralty and maritime litigation, insurance defense, and insurance coverage matters, as well as intellectual property litigation. Mr. Thompson graduated from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law in 1989, and he immediately tackled a docket representing employers and other defendants in maritime personal injury litigation in state and federal courts throughout Texas and the Gulf Coast. Mr. Thompson often draws on his education and training as a mechanical engineer in analyzing complex catastrophic incidents. Prior to law school, Mr. Thompson graduated from Northeastern University in Boston in 1982 with a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering. He immediately relocated to Texas to work for Texas Instruments before turning to a career in the law.
While continuing his traditional representation of defendants in maritime personal injury litigation, including claims filed under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and Jones Act, Mr. Thompson has expanded his field of experience to include ground breaking complex copyright litigation, commercial litigation, and insurance coverage matters. Mr. Thompson is licensed in the State of Texas and admitted to practice before federal courts throughout Texas, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is also registered in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Mr. Thompson received a Martindale Hubbell rating of AV, the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards.