Kenneth L. Thompson

Kenneth Thompson

Ken Thompson is an experienced trial attorney who focuses his practice on civil and commercial litigation.

Ken is particularly well known in Maryland, where individuals and groups – from local county officials involved in civil suits to developers whose projects are stalled because of other parties' claims – rely on Ken to handle their cases with integrity. Ken is able to identify issues that can be resolved outside of court, while navigating a courtroom when necessary. His many years of trial experience position Ken to perform risk assessments for companies, including those made in connection with due diligence investigations.

An active member of the Baltimore community, Ken served as chairman of the Public Safety/Policies Committee on Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's Mayoral Transition Team in 2016. In 2010, he proudly served as one of four co-chairs on Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake's mayoral transition team, assisting with economic development.


Government Experience

  • Chairman, Public Safety/Policies Committee, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Transition Team
  • Lead monitor, Baltimore Police Department Consent Decree




  • J.D. University of Maryland School of Law 1976
  • B.A. University of Maryland 1973

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, board of directors, Baltimore Efficiency and Economy Foundation
  • Chairman, Judicial Nominating Commission for Baltimore City, 1999 - 2007
  • Member, National Trial Academy
  • Fellow, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers


  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, 2020
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2007, 2008, 2011 - 2020
  • Ranked by Benchmark Litigation as a "Local Litigation Star," 2020
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers as "Lawyer of the Year," 2017
  • Recognized in Super Lawyers Business Edition, Business Litigation, Baltimore, 2013
  • Included in Maryland Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2015, 2018
  • Honored by Maryland Daily Record's Leadership in Law, recognizing professional accomplishments, and dedication to the legal profession and the community, 2007



  • Member, board of trustees, Baltimore Community Foundation