Peter Thompson

Houston, TX

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Attorney Brief

Peter Thompson joined Blue Williams as a partner in the Houston office in 2021, where he represents individuals, corporations, and insurers in a wide variety of litigation. He brings a broad range of experience representing clients in state courts across Texas, federal courts across the country, and state and federal administrative agencies.


J.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 1989

B.S., Northeastern University, 1982, with honor


Mr. Thompson has extensive experience in admiralty and maritime litigation, insurance defense, and insurance coverage matters, as well as intellectual property litigation. Mr. Thompson graduated from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law in 1989, and he immediately tackled a docket representing employers and other defendants in maritime personal injury litigation in state and federal courts throughout Texas and the Gulf Coast. Mr. Thompson was a founding partner of Thompson & Reilley, P.C. Mr. Thompson often draws on his education and experience as a mechanical engineer in analyzing complex catastrophic incidents. Prior to law school, Mr. Thompson graduated from Northeastern University in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He promptly relocated to Texas to work as an engineer, designing military and telecommunication equipment before turning to a career in the law.

Mr. Thompson has expanded his field of expertise to include personal injury litigation (including auto, trucking, and premises liability), product liability litigation, copyright litigation, commercial litigation, and insurance coverage matters.


Mr. Thompson is rated AV by his peers, the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

Bar, Courts & Professional Affiliations

Mr. Thompson is licensed in the State of Texas and admitted to practice in all federal district courts in Texas, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is also registered in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.