What About Bob?
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
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Published Legal Writer
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 All-Conference: Football/Baseball
Law Office of Robert J. Thompson, P.C. - President. (2004 to present) Concentrating in the practice of Criminal & DUI Defense, Illinois Driver's License Reinstatement, Real Estate and Estates, Worker's Compensation, Social Security & Miscellaneous Remedies.
Lee County Public Defender’s Office - Public Defender and Assistant Public Defender. (1996 to present) Concentrating in criminal defense practice.
Lee County Veteran's Treatment Court Defense Representative.
Thompson & Whitcombe, P.C., Attorneys at Law - Partner/President. (1996 to 2004) Concentrating in the practice of trial law, real estate and miscellaneous remedies.
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..
CURRENT AND PAST MEMBERSHIPS:
Sauk Valley Community College Board of Trustees - Board Chair - Serving in 25th year as elected Trustee representing 6 counties.
Illinois Community College Trustees Association - 2018 Vice-President, 2019-2020 President, 2021-2022 Immediate Past President.
Lee County Sheriff's Department Merit Commission - Board Member.
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
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.
CURRENT AND PAST ACTIVITIES:
Gold Corporate Sponsor - Dixon Public Schools
Corporate Sponsor - Dixon, Illinois Downtown Mainstreet
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
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
Dixon Public Schools Gold Sponsor
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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fQ1JX5rTL0&feature=youtu.be
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"