J.J. Thompson

Spokane, WA
J.J. Thompson

J.J. THOMPSON practices law throughout the State of Washington from the Spokane and Seattle offices of Layman Law Firm, PLLP.  A Partner in the firm, his practice focuses entirely on representing plaintiffs in personal injury related litigation and insurance matters.  In addition to representing individuals that suffered injuries or were otherwise harmed, J.J. is also a leader and volunteer in the community.  He recently served as the President of the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (formerly Brain Injury Association of Washington) Spokane Chapter, and he continues to serve on the Board as a Past President.  The BIAWA is an organization that is dedicated to the prevention of Traumatic Brain Injuries and improving the lives of those already affected by a brain injury.  J.J. has also been recognized with several awards and honors, including being named a Rising Star by SuperLawyers multiple times.


National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) – Seattle, Washington, 2011

Trial Skills Diploma

Gonzaga University School of Law – Spokane, Washington, 2008

Juris Doctor

Washington State University – Pullman, Washington, 2004

Bachelor of Arts

Major: Political Science – Pre-Law

Minor:  Business Law

Minor: Criminal Justice

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2008
  • Idaho, 2015

Areas of Practice

Associations and Memberships

American Association for Justice

  • Member (2008 – Present)

American Bar Association

  • Member (2008 – Present)

Brain Injury Alliance of Washington formerly Brain Injury Association of Washington

  • Board of Directors, Past President, Spokane Chapter (2014 – Present)
  • Board of Directors, President, Spokane Chapter (2012 – 2014)
  • Board of Directors, Vice President, Spokane Chapter (2009 – 2011)
  • Member (2008 – Present)

Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Washington

  • Member (2008 – Present)

Gonzaga Alumni Mentor Program

  • Law School Mentor (2009 – 2014)

Idaho State Bar Association

  • Member (2015 – Present)

Idaho Trial Lawyers Association

  • Member (2016 – Present)

Spokane County Bar Association

  • Board of Directors (2012 – 2013)
  • Member (2008 – Present)

Spokane Young Lawyers Division

  • Board of Directors, President (2012 – 2013)
  • Board of Directors, President Elect (2011 – 2012)
  • Board of Directors, Treasurer (2009 – 2010)
  • Member (2008 – Present)

Washington State Association for Justice

  • Board of Governor (2012 – Present)
    • 5th Congressional District Representative (2012-2016)
    • 2nd VP Development (2016-2017)
  • Eagle Member (2008 – Present)
  • Spokane CLE Committee Co-Chair (2011-2012)
  • Spokane Roundtable Chairperson (2010-2011; 2015-2016)

Washington State Bar Association

  • Member (2008 – Present)

Classes and Seminars Taught

Timing and Contents for Settlement Demand and Documentation.  Alternative Dispute Resolution CLE: From Soup to Nuts, Spokane County Bar Association (2015)

Case Law Update – Personal Injury: Spokane County Bar Association CLE (2014)

Expectations & Opportunities for Trial Lawyers: WSAJ Speakers Panel at Gonzaga University School of Law (2013)

Maximizing Your Client’s Recovery: Spokane County Bar Association Personal Injury CLE (2012)


Honors and Awards

Rising Star – Super Lawyers (2013-2016)

Top Lawyer – Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living (2012-2016)

Highest Rating (10/10) AVVO (2011-Present)

NOA Eagle 2013