Bill L. Thompson
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Phone: (218) 722-1156
Fax: (218) 726-1220

Bill L. Thompson: Experience, Understanding and Compassion for Your Family Law and Criminal Defense Legal Needs

Bill L. Thompson is an attorney who understands his clients and the situations they’re coming from. Having grown up on a Wisconsin dairy farm with parents working blue-collar jobs, Mr. Thompson takes a practical, no-nonsense approach to serving the legal needs of his clients. He enjoys working with his clients, getting to know them and taking time to understand the full capacity of their situation as well as the goals of their case.

Mr. Thompson also understands that not everyone who needs an attorney can afford the lofty fees charged by many firms. He’s been actively involved in a variety of pro bono groups in an effort to make the legal system available to the poor. This work earned Mr. Thompson recognition as Volunteer Attorney of the Year in 2006. In his Duluth-based practice at The Law Office of Bill L. Thompson, he strives to make legal services affordable for the working class as well.

Licensed to practice law in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, Mr. Thompson has more than 10 years of experience practicing law and meeting the legal needs of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin in family law and criminal law. His work includes not only proceedings and trials at the district court level, but also at the Court of Appeals level, where he has achieved positive results for clients in numerous cases.

Career History

  • Falsani, Balmer, Peterson, Quinn & Beyer; Duluth, Minnesota; 2002-2012.
    • Practiced family law and criminal defense law for the firm. Granted Partner status on January 1, 2008.

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2002
  • Wisconsin, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2002


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Juris Doctor, Graduated Cum Laude in 2001
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Master of Arts Degree in English, 1999
  • Bachelor of Science in English, 1997


  • 2006 Volunteer Attorney of the Year
  • Rising Star, Minnesota Law and Politics magazine, multiple years

Professional Associations

  • Volunteer Attorney Program, Former Board Chair
  • Minnesota Lawyer’s Trust Account, Former Board Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Sixth Judicial District Pro Bono Committee
  • Legal Assistance to the Disadvantaged Committee
  • Sixth Judicial District Children’s Justice Initiative Committee
  • Minnesota Pro Bono Council, Former Member
  • Anishinabe Legal Services, Former Board Member
  • 11th District Bar Association Executive Board, Former Board Member

Put the Experience of Attorney Bill L. Thompson to Work for Your Family Law Matter or Criminal Defense Case

When you need assistance with a divorce or custody case or when charged with a crime in the Duluth area of Minnesota or Wisconsin, turn to The Law Office of Bill L. Thompson for experience and understanding you can trust. Call our family law and criminal defense attorney’s office in Duluth today: (218) 310-9008.

Learn more about The Law Office of Bill L. Thompson:

Firm Overview

Why Choose Us

Community Involvement

Practice areas:

Family Law

Criminal Defense