Attorney Edward F. Thompson (Retired)
"There is no victory, no advantage, no fee, no favor which is worth even a blemish on your reputation for intellect and integrity." ~ Vincent Foster
After 45 years of practice, Attorney Edward F. Thompson officially retired from the practice of law in June 2023. Ed's practice focused on civil litigation and trials, estate planning, and business succession planning, probate litigation, lake rights, real estate and land use law.
Attorney Thompson’s education included an undergraduate degree from Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York in 1975, and a law degree from Seattle University School of Law in 1978. Thompson was admitted by the Supreme Court of the state of Washington to limited practice as a Legal Intern (1977). Attorney Thompson was admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts of Wisconsin (1978); the District of Columbia; the state of North Carolina; the United States Court of Federal Claims; the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; and, the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
In 2013, the Walworth County Bar Association presented Attorney Thompson with its “Lifetime Achievement Award.” He has presented oral argument to the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, and made a motion before the entire Supreme Court of the United States.
In 2023, the Wisconsin Municipal Judges Association presented the Thomas Vogt award to the Hon. Ed Thompson, in his capacity as the judge of the Town of Delavan Municipal Court. Thompson has served as the Town of Delavan municipal judge for over 40 years, being first elected to that position in 1983. He has also been an instructor of Continuing Judicial Education programs for three decades; having received training at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada.
Attorney Thompson was appointed to the Supreme Court of Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation (District I Committee), which administers the lawyer disciplinary system within the state, and served from 1995 through 2003. He has served on the State Bar of Wisconsin Fee Arbitration Panel since 1997. He is a past president of the Walworth County Bar Association (1985-86).
Mr. Thompson has been active in his community and at the time of his retirement served local businesses as: Director and Vice President of Borg Foundation, Inc., and Director of Dalco Metals, Inc.