Amber Thompson approaches each matter with a client-first philosophy.
Amber is a dedicated trial attorney, defending leading companies against product liability, environmental and toxic tort litigation nationwide, with a particular focus on the South and Midwest. Her clients include international automotive manufacturers, a leading wheelchair maker, a Fortune 100 natural oil and gas company and a multinational conglomerate.
Having previously served as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 freight carrier, Amber understands the daily pressures her clients face. An attorney with a hands-on approach to practicing law, Amber works closely with her clients to ensure they are comfortable with the details during every phase of a matter. Clients depend on Amber to find the answers they need and value her willingness to go above and beyond to help meet their goals.
Amber’s recent matters include serving on the Lightfoot team prosecuting an Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission trial for a Jefferson County judge accused of ethics violations. Amber handled opening arguments for the trial, after which the judge was removed from the bench. Amber also defended a student in a Title IX hearing, securing the lowest level of sanctions for her client. She received a Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing in 2020 for a Law360 article she co-authored with Lightfoot colleagues entitled “Diversity’s Next Step: Developing Minority Partners.”
When she is not in the office, Amber loves spending time outside with her husband and two children.