John M. Thompson

John M. Thompson - The Everson Law Firm

John M Thompson concentrates in corporate and insurance defense of personal injury cases, with extensive experience in trucking law.

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Jay Thompson is a partner/shareholder of the firm, concentrating his practice since 1981 in general civil litigation, primarily in corporate and insurance defense of personal injury cases. He also has extensive experience in trucking law, representing public utilities in electric and gas accident cases, and representing religious institutions in various actions.

Jay graduated from Florida State University and received his law degree from Marquette University. He served in the United States Air Force JAG Department as a criminal and administrative trial practitioner from 1976-1981.

Jay is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin, serving as the Chair of the Legislative Committee. He is also a member of the Defense Research Institute and is the past President of the Brown County Bar Association. In addition, Jay frequently presented at continuing education seminars, conducted industry and client presentations on a variety of topics, and taught college courses on various subjects in the legal arena.

Areas of Practice

  • General Civil Litigation and Personal Injury Defense
  • Defense, Public Utilities in Electric and Gas Accident Cases
  • Trucking Law Defense
  • Defense of Religious Institutions in Various Actions


  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces


  • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence – Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1976
  • B.S., Bachelor of Science – Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1973

Memberships, Publications and Recognition

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Brown County Bar Association (Past President)
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel – f/k/a Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin
  • Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin (Past Board of Directors)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Brown County Unit of American Cancer Society (Past President)
  • American Red Cross (Past Board of Directors)