Ms. Thompson has more than 10 years’ experience practicing in a variety of areas, including construction disputes, real estate issues, federal employment discrimination cases, oil and gas disputes, and litigation involving corporate structure and dissolution. Her goal is to use this knowledge to help clients resolve their problems as efficiently as possible. Deborah also has significant experience in federal criminal cases as well as appellate work before the Kansas Supreme Court, the Kansas Court of Appeals, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Prior to practicing law full time, Deborah spent nearly 10 years as a television news producer working in some of the biggest markets in the country where she produced continuing coverage of major news stories such as Hurricane Katrina, the first shuttle launch after the Columbia disaster, and the Elizabeth Smart abduction case. Her journalism career began at KAKE-News in Wichita and includes stints interning in the press offices of former Governor Bill Graves and former Kansas Senator Nancy Kassebaum Baker. Deborah is an avid writer and uses her background in journalism to assist clients with news inquiries and press releases.
In her free time, Deborah enjoys spending time with her two sons. She has been active in coaching youth sports and has served in leadership positions at her church including work as the Marketing & Communications Director. She is an avid Jayhawk fan and is actively involved in politics.
University of Kansas School of Law, J.D. 2002
Intern, Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Kansas
University of Kansas, B.S. Broadcast News 1997
United States Senate Intern for Senator Nancy Kassebaum Baker
Kansas Governor’s Office Intern for Governor Bill Graves
Professional Memberships, Associations & Honors
- Kansas Bar Association
- Wichita Bar Association