About Paul Thomson

Welcome, my name is Paul Thomson. I’ve lived in Roanoke for many years. I first moved here when I was 5 years old and remained here till I was 12, when we moved to Abingdon, Virginia. I returned again at age 24 and have been a permanent resident since 1995.

After graduating from High School, I attended Virginia Tech and graduated in 1989. After I graduated, I accepted a position as a Claims Representative for a major insurance company.

I stayed there 3 years and it was during that time I decided to become a lawyer. After seeing how people were treated, I wanted to protect the powerless from the powerful. And being an attorney was the only way I could accomplish that.

I chose the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for law school because they allowed students to work while attending school and since I was paying my way through school myself, I had bills to pay.

I graduated from law school in 1995 and took an associates position with the Roanoke Law Firm of Rider, Thomas, Cleaveland, Ferris and Eakin.

In 1998, I moved to the law firm of Michie Hamlett, and in 2004, I was made a Partner at that firm.

In 2010, I decided to strike-out on my own and opened my own law firm in Roanoke.

The bottom line is this….I’ve been very successful in helping my clients receive the compensation and benefits they deserve for more than 15 years. And I’m very, very good at what I do.

If you or a family member has been seriously injured due the negligence of someone else, and you need help, call me at 540-777-4900. I want to hear your story.

Professional & Personal Background

Married: Yes

Children: 2 children, ages 3 and 5

Hobbies: I collect Military Knives and Memorabilia from WWII to the current date, but I have a special interest in the Vietnam War. I also fish quite a bit with my children and I do a bit of Target Shooting as well.

Education: B.A. Virginia Tech, 1989 with a J.D. from University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1995.

Admitted: Virginia


  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • AAJ
  • VTLA
  • West Virginia Association for Justice
  • Personal Injury Lawyers of Roanoke (PILR)
  • Roanoke Bar Association