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Chuck Thomson

W.M. Charles Thomson

Shareholder

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
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2024; Commercial Litigation, 2013-2024
  • Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona, 2014
  • Arizona Finest Lawyers, Sustaining Member, 2014-2019

Press Releases

They were extremely compassionate, caring, professional, personable, even though this case was so very traumatic to our family. They explained everything to us in detail so that we understood perfectly what was happening and what the next process needs to be without making us feel ignorant and or stupid because we didn’t have any legal background. They were absolutely wonderful I couldn’t imagine going through this with anyone else!

Lona McCumberGoogle

My secretary used them and said nothing but good things. My initial conversation with them went well and seemed to be pretty straight up, which I can’t say for all lawyers that I have spoken to.

ROSALIE G.Yelp

I was blessed to have been put in touch with Gallagher and Kennedy. Many law firms will settle for the low hanging fruit but G&K put in the hard work and resources to get me the compensation that I deserved.

Tommy OhmartGoogle

Professional, practical approach with impeccable follow thru…5 Stars in every way….

Robert DaltonGoogle

Just recently finished settling from an auto accident that was a little over 2 years ago, Gallagher & Kennedy represented me and as far as everything goes, I don’t really have any complaints, however I did feel like at times there could of been some more communication with me and letting me know what was going on. Glad everything is finally over and I can move on. Would recommend their law firm to represent you if you want very professional people.

NV ALANGoogle

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