Philip Thompson
Associate

Mr. Thompson is an associate in the firm, practicing primarily in the area of civil litigation.  A native of Savannah, Mr. Thompson received undergraduate degrees in History (magna cum laude) and Philosophy from the University of Georgia in 2008 and is a 2011 graduate (magna cum laude) of the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was selected to the Order of the Coif and served as the Senior Articles Editor of the Georgia Law Review.

Before joining EPRA, Mr. Thompson clerked for the Honorable B. Avant Edenfield, Senior District Judge for the United States District Court, Southern District of Georgia. While in law school, Mr. Thompson held externships with Justice David E. Nahmias of the Georgia Supreme Court and Superior Court Judge Lawton Stephens of the Western Judicial Circuit.

Education

  • University of Georgia (B.A., magna cum laude with high honors, History and Philosophy, 2008)
  • Member of the UGA Honors Program
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • President, Phi Sigma Tau Philosophy Honor Society
  • Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society
  • Minor in Latin
  • Recipient of the Charter Scholarship
  • University of Georgia School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2011)
  • Order of the Coif (top 10% of graduating class)
  • Senior Articles Editor, Georgia Law Review Executive Board
  • Robert E. Knox Memorial Scholarship recipient
  • Appellate Litigation Clinic
  • CALI Award Winner for Performance in Evidence

Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Savannah Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Executive Board Member, 2013-Present
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • Savannah Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division – Executive Board
  • Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Savannah

Court Admissions

  • Georgia State and Superior Courts
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Southern District of Georgia
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

Publications

  • Note, Sanctioning Hard Bargaining: A Critique of State Offer of Settlement Rules, 44 Ga. L. Rev. 1133 (2010)
  • Choosing Exculpation: Exculpatory Clauses and State Choice-of-Law Clauses in Maritime Contracts, 6 MALABU 5 (Winter 2015/2016)