Erin Thompson has significant experience in complex litigation. She has represented organizations in a variety of areas, including litigating insurance coverage disputes, advising medical providers on complying with applicable regulatory laws, representing health care workers before their governing boards, advising clients on immigration compliance and developing best hiring practices to stay within compliance of federal immigration law.
Erin specializes in the area of white-collar criminal defense. In her white-collar practice, she coauthored a successful motion to dismiss that resulted in the complete dismissal of a 10-defendant multicount federal indictment prior to trial, helped negotiate a monetary settlement for a fast-food franchise in a criminal immigration compliance case, represented a client in a large RICO criminal enterprise case including locating the expert witness who testified at trial for all codefendants, and has successfully represented organizations in consumer protection matters with no findings of wrongdoing. Erin also is a member of the Criminal Justice Act panel and regularly represents defendants in complex and diverse federal criminal cases.
Erin has devoted a large portion of her practice to protecting civil rights. She regularly represents local and national reproductive rights organizations in litigation and has represented voting rights groups in litigation challenging provisions that require documentary evidence of citizenship to vote.
In her oil and gas practice, Erin second-chaired a FERC condemnation trial, coauthored a motion for summary judgment that resulted in a finding that the lease had expired of its own terms, and has litigated multiple lease disputes.
Erin was elected to the Roeland Park City Council in 2015 and serves as the chair of the economic development committee. She is a member of the Junior League of Kansas City, MO and is active in her church, Central United Methodist.