Austin M. Thompson
Once Austin Thompson is on your side, he takes immediate action to regain your advantage over law enforcement and prosecuting attorneys. With over a decade of experience as a criminal defense attorney, Austin Thompson has a deep and dependable knowledge of the law. His record of proven results and consistent dedication to his clients has earned him a strong reputation with prosecutors, judges, and fellow defense attorneys throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Mr. Thompson aggressively cuts through the complicated legal obstacles in order to navigate you and your family through the difficult process of a criminal case. Employing top investigators and experts in various fields, Mr. Thompson uncovers all facts in your favor and presents them in the most compelling manner available. Mr. Thompson’s trial skills have earned jury acquittals in matters ranging from misdemeanor to serious felony cases and his impassioned efforts have also achieved dismissals and favorable dispositions through pretrial negotiations and motion hearings.
Mr. Thompson is the lead writer and researcher in an office that is known for its winning motions and petitions to the court. These written briefs win many cases by their own merits and avoid lengthy, uncertain trials.
Additionally, Mr. Thompson has handled hundreds of juvenile cases, from homicide to vandalism. He has won the return of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of property in criminal asset forfeiture proceedings. He has helped hundreds of undocumented immigrants avoid deportation based on criminal convictions. Mr. Thompson has also presented successful oral argument in front of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, winning significant reduction in federal sentencing.
While Mr. Thompson excels at working with complex facts and law, his focus remains on his clients’ simple goal of reaching the best result possible in their case. By hiring Austin Thompson to handle your matter, you can feel confident that you are working with the best!
- University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
- University of California at Santa Cruz
Professional Associations and Memberships
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
- Alameda County Bar Association
Past Employment Positions
- Prisoner Legal Services
- San Francisco Public Defender’s Office
- English (Primary)