F.A.Q.

IS THERE A FEE FOR A CONSULTATION APPOINTMENT WITH MR. THOMSON?

No.  Mr. Thomson will gladly speak to you by phone or in person to discuss your case for no charge.


DOES MR. THOMSON CHARGE HOURLY FOR HIS WORK ON THESE CASES? IT SEEMS LIKE THEY COULD REQUIRE HUNDREDS OF HOURS AND I CANNOT AFFORD THAT.

No. Mr. Thomson charges a contingency fee, meaning that he recovers his fee from the proceeds of your case if he is successful. You may contact him to discuss your case further.


I WAS IN A CAR WRECK A FEW MONTHS AGO, AND HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH WHIPLASH. IS THIS A CASE MR. THOMSON WOULD BE INTERESTED IN?

No. Because Mr. Thomson only handles a few cases each year, he limits his cases to severe injuries such as broken bones, burns or scarring, blindness, paralysis, etc.


I THINK I HAVE A GOOD PRODUCT LIABILITY CASE, WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO DO FIRST?

Get the defective product (toy, tool, machine, car etc.) and preserve it.  Do not release it to the manufacturer or seller. Do not modify or alter it in any way. Contact a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible.


I AM AN ATTORNEY BUT HAVE A CASE TO REFER THAT IS IN VIRGINIA. DOES MR. THOMSON ACCEPT REFERRALS FROM OTHER ATTORNEYS?

Yes. Mr. Thomson accepts attorney referrals and pursuant to ethics rules in Virginia, he can pay a referral fee as well.


I AM AN ATTORNEY AND HAVE A CASE PENDING IN VIRGINIA, WILL MR. THOMSON ACT AS LOCAL COUNSEL FOR A CONTINGENCY OR HOURLY FEE?

Yes. Mr. Thomson has acted as local counsel for out of state lawyers previously. The fee will depend on the facts and progress of the case when he is contacted.