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William J. Thompson

Partner

DIRECT DIAL: 856-354-3001

OFFICE: Haddonfield, NJ
OFFICE PHONE: (856) 795-2121
OFFICE FAX: (856) 795-0574

Biography

Bill Thompson joined Archer & Greiner in 1979 and became a shareholder in 1986. He focuses his practice in all aspects of family law including divorce, adoption, parental rights, custody, support, and domestic violence. Although the majority of Bill’s practice is concentrated in family law, he also has a broad range of litigation experience including commercial litigation, landlord/tenant litigation, and estate litigation.

Bill has served as an editor of the New Jersey Family Lawyer, Co-Chair of the Camden County Family Law Committee, and was elected to serve as Chairman of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section. He is the Past President of the Thomas Forkin Family Law Inns of Court. Bill is also a frequent lecturer for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the New Jersey Bar Association, and the Camden County Bar Association.

In addition to his law practice, Bill is the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the NJ Chapter, Arthritis Foundation and is a past member of the Board of the Deerbrook Swim Club in New Jersey.

Bill earned his B.A. in political science and peace studies from Juniata College in 1976. At Juniata College, Bill was a member of the varsity track team and received the John Blood Outstanding Student Athlete award in his senior year. Bill earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1979.

Representative Experience

  • Extensive trial experience in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties
  • Statewide family law practice
  • Trained family law mediation and mediation review attorney

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Former Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section.
  • Former Chair, Camden County Bar Association Family Law Committee
  • Member Birchwood Civil Association
  • Member Medford Lakes Country Club
  • Former member of NJ State Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee
  • Former President and current member of the Thomas Forkin Family Law Inns of Court
  • Vice Chair of the Arthritis Foundation, NJ Chapter
  • Member of various N.J. and Northeast Regional committees
  • Chair of Family Law Department of Archer & Greiner, P.C.

Awards And Recognition

  • Arthritis Foundation 2004 Volunteer of the Year
  • South Jersey Awesome Attorney; 2007 to present (South Jersey Magazine)
  • Best Lawyers in America; 2008 to present
  • 2010 Professional Lawyer of the Year, Camden County Bar Association
  • NJ Commission on Professionalism
  • N.J. Super Lawyer; 2005 to present

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Articles & Presentations

  • Frequent lecturer, NJ State Bar Association, Camden County Bar Association, NJ Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Co-Author, Planning and Coordinating Discovery Family Law Handbook, Wiley 2010.

Practice Areas

Admitted:

  • 1980 New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Education:

  • Juniata College (B.A., 1976)
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Law (J.D., 1979)

our offices
  • Haddonfield, NJ

    One Centennial Square

    33 East Euclid Avenue
    Haddonfield , NJ  08033
    Phone: 856-795-2121
    Fax: 856-795-0574

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  • Philadelphia, PA

    One Liberty Place

    Thirty-Second Floor
    1650 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Phone: 215-963-3300
    Fax: 215-963-9999

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  • Hackensack, NJ

    Court Plaza South, West Wing

    21 Main Street, Suite 353
    Hackensack, NJ 07601-7095
    Phone: 201-342-6000
    Fax: 201-342-6611

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  • Princeton, NJ

    101 Carnegie Center

    Suite 300
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    Phone: 609-580-3700
    Fax: 609-580-0051

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  • Flemington, NJ

    Flemington

    361 Route 31, Building E
    Suite 1301
    Flemington, NJ 08822
    Phone: 908-788-9700
    Fax: 908-788-7854

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  • Red Bank, NJ

    Red Bank Office

    Riverview Plaza
    10 Highway 35
    Red Bank, New Jersey 07701-5902
    Phone:  732-268-8000
    Fax:  732-345-8420

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  • Wilmington, DE

    300 Delaware Avenue

    Suite 1370
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    Phone: 302-777-4350
    Fax: 302-777-4352

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  • Georgetown, DE

    9 East Market Street

    PO Box 977
    Georgetown, Delaware 19947
    Phone: 302-858-5151
    Fax: 302-858-5161

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  • New York, NY

    44 Wall Street

    Suite 1285
    New York, NY 10005
    Phone: 212-292-4998
    Fax: 212-461-2223

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