James O. Thompson

James O. Thompson

Chapman Law Office -- DUI & Criminal Defense
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Personal Injury
  • North Dakota
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James Thompson is an associate at Chapman Law. His practice is concentrated on criminal defense and personal injury. He represents and advises clients in a wide variety of criminal matters such as driving under the influence, theft, assault, etc. He has also been involved in the defense of serious felonies such as rape, manslaughter, and possession with intent to distribute. James is also committed to providing aggressive representation to personal injury, medical malpractice, and products liability victims. He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law and received his undergraduate degree from George Fox University. Prior to joining the firm, James was a certified legal intern at the San Diego County Public Defender. He was involved in defending serious felony cases, including murder, sexual assault, and drug possession. Before that, he clerked at the San Bernardino County Public Defender and was assigned to the misdemeanor unit. During law school, James worked at Student Legal Services. He zealously advocated for students in alcohol-related and landlord-tenant cases. He served on the University of Iowa mock trial team and competed in multiple tournaments. James also participated in the appellate advocacy program. In his free time as a law student, James volunteered with Iowa Legal Aid and the Johnson County Public Defender. He is an active member of the United States Practical Shooting Association and enjoys weightlifting, whitewater kayaking, and traveling in his spare time.

University of Iowa
J.D. / Criminal Defense
Honors: Faculty Award for Academic Excellence; Law Opportunity Fellowship; Stephenson Mock Trial Finalist
Activities: Mock Trial Team; Citizen Lawyer Program; Student Legal Services Iowa Legal Aid; Johnson County Public Defender
Professional Experience
Chapman Law Office
Law Office
Legal Intern
Student Legal Services
Certified Legal Intern
San Diego County Public Defender
Law Clerk I
San Bernadino County Public Defender
Law Opportunity Fellowship
Iowa Law Foundation
Faculty Award for Academic Excellence
University of Iowa College of Law
Professional Associations
State Bar Association of North Dakota
- Current
North Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
Upper Missouri Bar Association
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Dakota
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Practice Areas
  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Vietnamese: Spoken
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Chapman Law Office
417 1st Avenue East
Williston, ND 58801
Telephone: (701) 572-3966