Neal F. Thompson is a senior attorney of Michaels, Schulwolf & Salerno. His practice includes the representation of domestic insurers, and he concentrates in environmental matters. Between 1981-1991, Mr. Thompson was in private practice concentrating in virtually all aspects of civil litigation connected with aviation and aviation insurance, including major air carrier, passenger and cargo liability, manufacturer’s and seller’s products liability and pilot’s and mechanic’s liability, as well as insurance policy construction, interpretation and application.
Mr. Thompson served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in DuPage County, Illinois (1991-2004). As an Assistant State’s Attorney, he prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases, at both the trial and appellate level, including murder, home invasion, reckless homicide, sex offenses, financial crimes of all types (embezzlement, insurance fraud, arson, and money laundering) and actions against public employees, including police officers and elected officials. He also supervised the Financial Crimes and Public Integrity Unit from 1996 to 2004. Mr. Thompson taught legal writing at DePaul University Law School, and lectures at both the state and the national level on trial practice, reckless homicide prosecution and forensic evidence.
- Northwestern University Law School, J.D., 1981 (cum laude)
- University of Illinois at Chicago, B.A. in History
- Illinois Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois