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Attorney Bill Thompson


Attorney Thompson is a life-long resident of Lackawanna County. His criminal law defense practice commonly serves Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne, Monroe, Luzerne, Wyoming and Pike Counties. Furthermore, he is also licensed to practice in the United States District Court of the Middle District of Pennsylvania and serves on the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel in the Middle District as a court-appointed criminal defense attorney.

Our practice understands that most individuals are seeking our services at a difficult and trying time in their life. As such, we make sure that our clients AND their loved ones not only receive zealous representation, but also the communication and support they deserve. Attorney Thompson becomes personally invested in the outsome of each and every case he undertakes.

As a young boy, Attorney Thompson attended St. Rose Elementary School and the Scranton Preparatory School. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Scranton's Kania School of Management. Subsequently he worked in the private sector before earning his Juris Doctor degree from the Widener University School of Law.

While in law school, Attorney Thompson completed an internship with the Honorable Robert J. Conway, P.J. in the Wayne County Court of Common Pleas in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. He subsequently completed a year long externship in the Lackawanna County District Attorney's office where he was certified by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to practice law as a Certified Legal Intern.

Upon completing his externship with the Lackawanna County District Attorney's Office, Attorney Thompson accepted a Judicial Clerkship with the Honorable Michael J. Barrasse in the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas Criminal Division. While serving in this capacity for almost six years, Attorney Thompson developed strong relationships and an intimate familiarity with the Lackawanna County Courts, the substantive and procedural principles of the criminal law , and various individuals and agencies that are associated with the criminal justice system.

After nearly six years as a judicial law clerk, Attorney Thompson went into the private practice of criminal defense and founded the Law Offices of William D. Thompson.


  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Scranton Preparatory School, Scranton, Pennsylvania


  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Lackawanna County Bar Association
  • National Association of Drug Court Professionals
  • Pennsylvania Association of Drug Court Professionals
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
Serving Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, STROUDSBURG & All of North East Pennsylvania
Call 24/7 570.207.7108