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Actos Decision Statement: $9 Billion Decision on Eli Lilly and Takeda Pharmaceuticals

April 08, 2014

NuvaRing Settlement Announced: Merck & Co. agrees to resolve thousands of potential claims

February 07, 2014

AAJ Resolution Tribute: Honors the life and service of Ronald L. Motley

February 07, 2014

Feared Plaintiffs Firms: Motley Rice named to inaugural Law360 Most Feared Plaintiffs Firms

October 24, 2013

Plaintiffs’ Hot List: The National Law Journal names Motley Rice to its 2013 list

October 24, 2013

Practice Areas

Medical

Securities & Consumer Fraud

Licensed In

SC

Admitted to Practice Before

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Education

J.D. with Distinction, Duke University School of Law, 1979

B.A. cum laude, Yale University, 1973

South Carolina

Fred Thompson III
Member

Fred Thompson III

Fred Thompson leads Motley Rice's medical practice group, managing the firm's litigation related to defective medical devices, harmful pharmaceutical drugs, and medical malpractice, as well as overseeing the firm's nursing home abuse litigation team. In this role, Fred litigates personal injury and economic damage recovery cases on behalf of individuals harmed by negligence, product defects or misconduct.

His work has led to his appointment to numerous leadership positions, including co-lead coordinating counsel for the pelvic mesh lawsuits consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia and plaintiffs' co-lead counsel for both the Mirena® IUD multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the federal Digitek® consolidation. Fred also holds membership on the Plaintiffs' Steering Committees for the Medtronic Sprint Fidelis® defibrillator lead, Avandia® and Trasylol® federal multidistrict litigations and serves as chairman of the American Association for Justice's Digitek® Litigation Group and co-chairman of the Kugel® Mesh Litigation Group. He co-authored "Composix® Kugel® Mesh: A Primer" for the Spring 2008 AAJ Section on Toxic, Environmental & Pharmaceutical Torts newsletter.

With more than two decades of diverse experience in personal injury, commercial and toxic tort law, Fred is also active with the firm's consumer fraud, commercial and economic damage litigation. He has represented clients in litigation involving bond issues and securities fraud in federal, state and bankruptcy forums as well as through alternative dispute resolution. Additionally, Fred has practiced commercial transaction work, including contracting, corporate, partnership and limited liability company formation, and capital acquisitions.

Recognized as an AV® rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®, Fred requently speaks on medical litigation topics at legal seminars throughout the country. He serves his local community as a Board Member for the East Cooper Community Outreach organization.

Associations:

American Association for Justice

* Please remember that every case is different. Any result we achieve for one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.