Jeremy J. Thompson
Jeremy Thompson defends healthcare providers, including assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities, against claims of elder abuse, wrongful death, negligence, and medical malpractice.
Jeremy’s practice focuses primarily on long term health care and defending healthcare providers and their owners and operators. He represents assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities throughout the state of Nevada, defending these clients in both state and federal court against claims of elder abuse, wrongful death, negligence, intentional torts and medical malpractice. He handles all aspects of litigation from law and motion practice through discovery, settlement negotiations, and trial preparation. His practice also includes the defense of a variety of civil litigation matters, including products liability, legal malpractice and contract disputes.
Jeremy also specializes in defending federal employees in employment disciplinary matters initiated by federal agencies. He provides guidance to those federal employees through the federal government’s disciplinary procedure and is responsible for representation through all levels of the process, including appeals to the federal government’s Merit Systems Protection Board. This experience includes confronting unfair workplace practices as well as directly challenging the disciplinary process itself. In addition, Jeremy represents federal employees in the federal sector Equal Employment Opportunity complaint process, to include class actions as well as individual complaints.
Additionally, Jeremy represents the Air Marshals Association (AMA), which is the labor representative for over 50% of the current active Federal Air Marshal Service workforce. The firm represents FAMs across the United States with respect to internal disciplinary investigations and grievances and wage and hour claims and provides counsel to the AMA on matters of significance to its membership. Jeremy also provides legal representation to other federal law enforcement officers through the firm’s legal defense plan — Law Enforcement Officer Services — in disciplinary matters and assists them with other work-related issues.
Jeremy also represents trucking entities throughout the state of Nevada. These cases range from minor vehicle collisions to a 13-vehicle accident. Trucking cases can often be catastrophic and Jeremy and the firm are experienced in handling such cases and receiving favorable results.
While in law school, Jeremy externed for the Honorable Judge Jackie Glass and for the Washoe County Public Defender’s Office in Reno, Nevada. During the 2011 legislative session, Jeremy worked as a legislative intern for the Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford’s office and the Legislative Counsel Bureau – Legal Division, where he assisted in drafting and editing legislation. After law school, Jeremy worked as a law clerk to the Senior Judge Department and the Honorable Judge Carolyn Ellsworth of the Eighth Judicial District Court of Nevada.
Nevada’s Legal Elite, Nevada Business Magazine (2016)
Marion J. Mallory Business School Merit Scholarship
National Deans List (2004-2008)
University of Nevada, Reno Business Plan Competition – 1st Place
Outstanding Student, Strasser Mediation Clinic, William S. Boyd School of Law Community Service Program – Mediation in Nevada Today
Association of Defense Counsel, Northern California and Nevada
Clark County Bar Association
Nevada’s Assisted Living Advisory Council (ALAC), Council Member
Washoe County Bar Association
State Bar Licenses
- Author, “Court says EEOC overreached in information request”, Nevada Employment Law Letter, April 2017
- Author, “Whew! 2017 legislative session leaves Nevada employers in decent shape”, Nevada Employment Law Letter, July 2017
- Author, “Nevada Supreme Court rules MWA not preempted by NLRA, ERISA”, Nevada Employment Law Letter, May 2017
- Author, “SCOTUS to resolve split over class action waivers in arbitration agreememts,” Nevada Employment Law Letter, February 2017
- Author, “‘Sex’ and ‘gender’: a distinction without difference,” Nevada Employment Law Letter, December 2016
- Author, “Guidance on MWA from high court: provide vs. enroll, retroactivity,” Nevada Employment Law Letter, November 2016
- Author, “Moonlighting is more common than you think,” Nevada Employment Law Letter, September 2016
- Author, “DOL rule greatly expands overtime eligibility for Nevada workers,” Nevada Employment Law Letter, July 2016
- Author, “Leave and the ADA—forever intertwined in EEOC’s new resource document,” Nevada Employment Law Letter, June 2016
- Author, “Having AED at your workplace can save lives, shield you from liability,” Nevada Employment Law Letter, May 2016
- Author, “Being proactive in preventing workplace violence,” Nevada Employment Law Letter, April 2016
- Author, “MWA defined: ‘Provide’ does not mean ‘offer,’ according to two Nevada judges,” Nevada Employment Law Letter, March 2016
- Author, “New Nevada laws affecting employers in 2016,” Nevada Employment Law Letter, February 2016
- Author, “A temporary injury can constitute a ‘disability,’ ” Nevada Employment Law Letter, December 2015
- Author, “BYOD – the pitfalls of bring-your-own-device policies,” Nevada Employment Law Letter, November 2015
- Author, “Comply with federal regulations or lose out on federal contracts,” Nevada Employment Law Letter, October 2015
- Author, “Not all employee claims can be waived in a release,” Nevada Employment Law Letter, October 2015
- Co-Author, “NV Supreme Court: Some deposition discussions may waive attorney-client privilege,” Nevada Employment Law Letter, August 2015