William J. Thompson
Bill Thompson is a trial lawyer with more than 32 years of experience who specializes in medical negligence cases. He has represented victims of medical malpractice and personal injury in hundreds of cases throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. Attorney Thompson also handles product liability and wrongful death claims and has vast experience before judges and juries in all types of personal injury cases.
He has been successful in obtaining numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for victims of medical and other negligence, including:
- $14 million settlement for a laboratory error in March of 2022
- $11.48 million jury verdict for the death of an 8-day-old twin
- $10 million jury verdict for the delay in diagnosis of lung cancer, 2023
- $8.5 million jury verdict for the family of a bicyclist hit and killed by a tractor trailer
- $7 million settlement for a woman injured in a construction site accident.
Additionally, he won the largest jury verdict in Massachusetts involving a stillborn baby ($2.7 million). His jury verdicts have ranked in the top 10 highest jury awards in Massachusetts in 2001, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2014, 2019 and 2023, and include:
- $4.9 million verdict for the family of a man whose leg injury resulted in death
- $3.5 million verdict for a woman whose breast reduction surgery resulted in the loss of both breasts.
In 2019, he obtained an $11.5 million jury verdict for an 11-year old with developmental delays caused by myocarditis that was not properly reported on a chest x-ray. This on the heels of having won the second highest jury verdict in Massachusetts, an $11 million verdict for a woman who suffered a delay in diagnosis of ovarian cancer, as well as a $4 million verdict for a woman who suffered a cauda equina injury in that same year.
Attorney Thompson is among the Massachusetts Super Lawyers appearing in Boston Magazine each year since 2009, having also been named to the Top 100 list. He is also selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America®, the universally regarded definitive guide to legal excellence, annually since 2011. Additionally, Thompson has the distinction of being named a "Top Lawyer" in Boston magazine's listing in 2021 and 2022.
Regularly called upon to speak to other lawyers at legal seminars, Attorney Thompson has lectured in Massachusetts and nationally to a wide audience. He is a graduate of Boston College Law School, and is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Maine, as well as the First Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Bar Association, American Association of Justice, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, and many other legal organizations. He is a tireless advocate for his clients.