W. M. Charles Thomson professional liability lawyer

W.M. Charles Thomson

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Chuck has substantial experience with commercial disputes involving contracts or business torts, the defense of professional negligence claims, and environmental litigation in both state and federal courts. Having handled civil litigation matters in Phoenix and throughout Arizona for more than 45 years, Chuck has experience in commercial and business disputes of all types, including breach of contract and fiduciary duties, fraud and misrepresentation, civil RICO, and securities litigation.

He has defended numerous professional liability claims for physicians, attorneys and architects. In recent years, Chuck has focused his practice on representing plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death claims and in pursuing tort and contract damages on behalf of individuals against corporations and other business entities.  More recently, he has begun the transition to strategic case planning and consulting.  See Chuck’s profile on our main website.

Honors & Awards

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2013-2023
  • Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona, 2014
  • Arizona Finest Lawyers, Sustaining Member, 2014-2019

Press Releases

I highly highly recommend anyone to use this law firm…. Best lawyers out there!

TREV P.Yelp

In abundance….my case was handled with utmost care and professionalism!! Personalized attention to a very difficult set of circumstances with a phenomenal conclusion that went above and beyond my expectations!!

ANONYMOUSAvvo

Best law firm in the State of Arizona hands down.

JUSTIN M.Google

Over the past decade, Gallagher & Kennedy has built a strong team of personal injury attorneys. The firm’s roster has expanded in the past year, adding some of Arizona’s top legal practitioners in the personal injury field. This has positioned G&K to be Arizona’s premiere personal injury law firm with the capacity to support any legal issue clients may encounter. Knowing this team of attorneys, I cannot recommend G&K highly enough to help with all personal injury needs.

BRANDON D.Google

Amazing, wonderful, thoughtful, professional, on point…. Just a few words I could use to describe these wonderful humans. So responsible, followed up on every little detail, had answers to ALL my questions, no BS deflection or decoy answers. Having a case is stressful enough, knowing this team is on it will put your mind at rest.

BRAD I.Google

Education

  • Indiana University
    J.D., magna cum laude, 1975
  • Indiana University
    B.A., 1972

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Arizona, 1975
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1976

Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona, Member
  • Supreme Court of Arizona, Attorney Ethics Advisory Committee, (2019-2021)
  • State Bar of Arizona, Professionalism Committee (2012-2018); Chair (2017-2018)
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Member (1975-2009); Past President (1987)
  • Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education, Sustaining Patron
  • Maricopa County Bar Foundation, Charter Benefactor and Past Chair