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Professional Biography of Robert J. Thompson, Attorney at Law

Law Office of Robert J. Thompson, P.C.

119 West First Street, Dixon, Illinois 

Office Phone 24/7: 815-284-7705
    Mobile Phone 815-973-3777

Contact me 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.

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Bob Thompson               
Age 50

Hometown -
Dixon, Illinois

Married with
Two Children

Published Legal Scholar

President of Lee County Bar Association 2009-2014


    Legal                    Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois
                                  Juris Doctorate - May 1994
                                  National Moot Court Competition, Best Oral Advocate
    Undergraduate      Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
                                  Bachelor of Science, Communications, December 1989

                                  Top Ten Finalist - FSU Homecoming, Vires, Artes, Mores
                                  European Studies in London, England, FSU Satellite,1988        


    Secondary            Dixon High School, Dixon, Lee County, Illinois
                                 American Honor Society Graduate, All-Conference Academic and Athletic Team                                   Athletic All-Conference: Football Quarterback/Baseball Centerfielder, 1984-1985


Law Office of Robert J. Thompson, P.C. - President. (2004 to present) Concentrating in the practice of criminal defense, workers’ compensation, real estate, social security, miscellaneous remedies and estates.

Thompson & Whitcombe, P.C., Attorneys at Law - Partner/President. (1996 to 2004) Concentrating in the practice of trial law, real estate and miscellaneous remedies.

Lee County Public Defender’s Office - Public Defender and Assistant Public Defender. (1996 to present) Concentrating in criminal defense practice.

Harvey & Stuckel, Chtd. - Associate. (1994 to 1996) Concentrating in Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury.

7th Circuit United States Federal Court - Central Division - (1993) Student Clerk for the Honorable Michael M. Mihm, appointed by President Ronald Reagan.

15th Judicial Circuit Court - Lee County, Illinois - (1993) Student Clerk for the Honorable Tomas M. Magdich.

Lee County State’s Attorney’s Office - Supreme Court Rule 711 Prosecutor (1992-1993)  for State’s Attorney Daniel A. Fish..

Sauk Valley Community College Board of Trustees - Board Chair - Serving in 18th year as elected Trustee representing 6 counties.
Illinois Community College Trustees Association - SVCC Board Representative
Dixon Chamber of Commerce - past Ambassador President
Northern Illinois University College of Law Alumni Ambassadors
Florida State University Alumni Association
Florida State University Athletic Boosters
Scalphunters/Seminole Ambassadors
Lee County Bar Association
Ogle County Bar Association                           
Illinois State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
American Trial Lawyers Association
Dixon Area United Way - Board Member and Campaign Co-Chair
Dixon Theater Restoration, Inc. - Board Member
American Cancer Society - Northern Illinois Division Board Member
Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys


Illinois Bar Journal, Nov. 1996, The Common Fund Doctrine: An Uncommonly Used Precept in Personal Injury Cases.   by Robert J. Thompson.  Article cited internationally.


Sauk Valley Community College - Part-time instructor in Speech Communication
Sauk Valley Big Brothers/Big Sisters - Volunteer
NIU COL Moot Court Competitions - Moot Court Judge
Dixon Area Jr. Tackle Football Coach
Lee County Democratic Committee
Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce - Ambassador, Past President
JC Penney Golden Rule Award Committee
United Way of Lee County Bylaws Committee
Producer/Performer, DTRI "Odd Couple" Charitable Production
Hoops for Life Committee, American Cancer Society
Relay for Life Sponsor/Committee, American Cancer Society
Volunteer - Ronald Reagan Trail Days, Dixon, Illinois
Dixon Jr. Dukes - Sponsor
Dixon YMCA Youth Soccer Coach
Pro Bono - Living Will preparation to benefit Hospice Services
Trustee Lobbyist - Washington, D.C. on behalf of Illinois Community Colleges

Dixon NIYTF Football, Dixon Jr. Dukes Football and Al Morrison Baseball Coach                                                                        
Al Morrison Baseball Future League - 2015 Coach of the Year


NIU College of Law - Guest Instructor, Trial Advocacy
Sauk Valley Community College - Guest Speaker, Critical Thinking and Analysis
Sauk Valley Community College - Guest Speaker, Criminal Procedure
Dixon Rotary Club - Guest presentation on the Lee County Public Defender
Explorers of Lee County
Kiwanis - Noon Club
Kiwanis - Morning Club
Lions - Noon Club
Leo Club of Dixon
D.A.R.E. Reagan Jr. High School
Health Education and Drug Related laws - Dixon High School
Agencies of the United Way of Lee County
Northern Illinois Building & Construction Trades Council
Laborer’s International Union Local 727
International Carpenter’s Union
Sheetmetal Workers’ Union
United Steel Workers of America
AFSCME - Retired Workers’ Conference
Juvenile Court Conference - Testifying in Court Presentation
Daughters of the American Revolution - What is a Public Defender?
Dixon Main Street - My Client was Inmate of the Month...and other observations.
My Client was Inmate of the Month (and other observations of a Public Defender) - Presentation


American Jurisprudence Award - Trial Advocacy
Silver Dome Award - 1999 for Excellence in Broadcasting, Illinois Public Service Announcements
Silver Dome Award - 1998 for Excellence in Broadcasting, Illinois Public Service Announcements
Share the Spirit - Founder/Chair, Guinness Book of World Records - record breaking event in Dixon, Illinois for World's Largest Caroling Service, December 2004
Professional Photography Credentials - Mid-American Institute of Professional Photography.
Award Winning Photographer - Juried Exhibitions
Court Appointed to represent the largest municipal fraud case in the history of the United States.  People v. Crundwell,  See Bob's comments on the dismissal of charges at

Award Winning Photography (Credits: Image created by tectonic plate shifting on planet Earth, photograph by Bob Thompson)   First place in juried competition for digital photography.

Title, "The sun and the mountains"