Mr. Thompson brings both a legal and business background to the LLDF board. Since the late 1990’s he has been engaged in pro bono legal work including First Amendment defense of pro-life sidewalk counselors, opposition to embryonic stem cell research and same sex marriage and adoption litigation as well as business law and estate planning. Mr. Thompson gained a passion for the plight of the unborn as a result of his participation in street activism and sidewalk counseling in front of abortion mills.
Mr. Thompson and his wife, Dee, previously published The Valley Citizen, a local monthly magazine that was distributed to 33,000 homes in the Danville, Alamo and San Ramon area of Contra Costa County. The magazine focused on traditional values and conservative thought.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Thompson had a successful engineering career. He was with Bechtel Corporation for 16 years and served as Manager of Engineering and Manager of Business Development for North and South America in their Pipeline Division. Following that, he was co-founder of an international engineering company, Pipeline Systems Inc., which specialized in the design of long distance slurry pipelines, and helped build that company into the leader in its field.
Mr. Thompson has a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, a Masters in Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University and Juris Doctor degree from John F. Kennedy University. In addition to the LLDF board, Mr. Thompson is a member of the Board of Directors of California Right to Life, The Danville Community Band and is Chairman of the Macedonian Outreach, a Christian non-profit focusing on the Balkans. He is also an Elder in the Danville Presbyterian Church. He and his wife Dee have three married daughters, Jill, Kelly and Lori, and six grandchildren.