Jennifer A. Thompson

Jennifer A. Thompson

Attorney
Location:
Edina, Minnesota
Phone:
612-568-0215
Fax:
612-564-6976
Email:

Focused Practice

Jennifer’s law practice involves assisting clients on bidding, contracting, and claims prosecution for both public and private projects. Jennifer has extensive experience representing homeowners and homeowner associations with construction issues, including defects, payment disputes, and contract review, drafting and negotiation.
 
Jennifer’s work involves such matters as advising and counseling clients on issues of government contracting, including procurement and government regulations. Her practice includes both transactional matters (including negotiating and drafting of multiple types of agreements) and litigation. Jennifer has handled numerous matters through all phases of litigation and arbitration. This experience has also provided her invaluable insight for the real estate and construction drafting and negotiation work that she performs.

Smart, Clear Counsel

Jennifer’s practice also involves representation of non-profit and homeowner associations in their litigation, corporate, and business matters. Through this work, she has extensive experience in, among other things, communicating complex legal issues to non-lawyers, providing training and education to boards of directors, and assisting clients in creating and implementing policies and regulations.

Leader in the Industry

Beyond her law practice, Jennifer is committed to leadership. She was a selected participant in the inaugural year of the Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL) Leadership Project: A Core Development Program for Women Attorneys, and she participated in two follow-up years of MWL leadership training. In 2015, she is serving as the Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA)’s Construction Law Section. She was appointed by former Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak as an Attorney Commissioner to the Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission. In that position, Jennifer served a term as the Vice Chair. Jennifer’s involvement on the Commission afforded her the opportunity to meld her work in government contracting and construction law with work on civil rights matters alike.

Areas of Practice

  • Government Contracting
  • Procurement and Government Regulations
  • Transactional Matters
  • Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Civil Rights

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota

Education

  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • Juris Doctor - 2003
    • Honors: Dean’s List multiple semesters
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Bachelor of Arts cum laude - December, 1999
    • Major: History and Political Science

Classes/Seminars

  • University of St. Thomas School of Law Mentor, 2006 - 2014

Honors and Awards

  • Minnesota Rising Stars® list, Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine and Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, 2007-2012 and 2014-2017
  • Minnesota Rising Stars® list, Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, 2014 - 2017
  • The Top Women Attorneys In Minnesota® list, Twin Cities Business Magazine, 2013
  • The Top Women Attorneys In Minnesota® list, Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, 2015
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL) Leadership Project: A Core Development Program for Women Attorneys, Participant

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Association of Women Contractors (AWC), Legal Advisor, 2012 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Construction Law Section, Chair, 2015 - 2016
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Construction Law Section, Officer, 2012 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Construction Law Section, Council Member, 2010 - Present
  • Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission, Attorney Commissioner, 2011 - 2012
  • Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission, 2012, Vice Chair of Commission
  • Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission, Contract Compliance Committee Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA)’s Construction Law Section, Chair: 2015-2016, Officer: 2012-Present, Council Member: 2010-Present
  • National Association of Women in Construction, Chapter 164, Membership Director, 2009 - 2010