Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court of the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia


  • J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 1995
    Listed in Who’s Who Among American Law Students

    Alumni Association Award (presented to a member of the graduating class who exhibits outstanding service to the law school through qualities of character and leadership)

    "Proud and Positive" Award

    President - BLSA

    President - Law School Debate Society
  • B.A., University of Maryland, 1992
    (Dual Degree)

    Listed in Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

    Dean’s List

    Outstanding Attorney – Eastern Regional Intercollegiate Mock Trial Tournament

    Byrd/Elkins Outstanding Male Senior Finalist

    OMSE Award for Academic Excellence


  • American Bar Association

    Maryland Bar Association

    Bar Association of Baltimore City

    Monumental City Bar Association

    International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)

    Defense Research Institute (DRI)

    Fellow – Litigation Counsel of America (LCA)

    Permanent Member - Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference

    Maryland Defense Counsel

    J. Dudley Digges Inn of Court

    American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
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Craig A. Thompson


Named a "Thought Leader" in Who's Who Legal, Life Sciences: Product Liability, Product Liability Defense, Litigation, 2018

Recipient of the University of Maryland "Hiram Whittle Legacy Award," 2018

Named a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" by Benchmark Litigation, 2018

Appointed by Mayor-Elect of Baltimore City Catherine Pugh as a member of her administration's Education and Youth Development Transition Committee, 2016

Elected member – American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Selected for membership in The National Black Lawyers - Top 100

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (Woodward/White, Inc.), 2013 - 2018

Recognized in Chambers USA, Products Liability & Mass Torts, Nationwide, 2016 - 2018

AV® Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Selected for inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers, 2010 - 2018

Recognized in Legal 500, Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices, 2012, 2014 - 2015

Listed in Who's Who Legal, Life Sciences and Product Liability Defense, 2012 - 2017 and Litigation, 2017

Recognized in Super Lawyers Business Edition, Personal Injury Defense: Products, Baltimore, 2013

Listed in Who's Who in Black Baltimore 2010

"Influential Marylanders," The Daily Record, 2009

"Business Advocate of the Year," Black CEO Summit, 2007

"Alumnus of the Year," University of Maryland School of Law BLSA, 2006

"Leadership in Law," The Daily Record, 2005

"Outstanding Young Alumnus," University of Maryland, 2001

Twice listed by the Baltimore Business Journal as one of Baltimore’s "40 Under 40," June 2001 and September 1999

"Practitioner of the Year," University of Maryland School of Law, 2000

"Emerging Leader," Monumental City Bar Association, 2000

Leadership Program graduate, sponsored by the Greater Baltimore Committee, 1996

"Craig Anthony Thompson Day," decreed by Former Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, May 23, 1992