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"Matt Thompson has helped me abundantly with my case. He has helped me throughout my whole process and has been a fantastic lawyer. I couldn't have found a better one. He has explained everything to me along the way and has helped me redeem myself through the mistakes I have made. My family has nothing but love and appreciation for him as do I. I would 100% recommend him to anybody who may be in the same or worse situation I was in."

Isabel, DeLand, Florida

At Thompson Law, P.A., every client is our number one priority. We are a criminal defense and personal injury firm that focuses solely on our clients’ individual needs to achieve the best possible result. Thompson Law is located in Historic Downtown DeLand in Volusia County, Florida. Attorney Matt Thompson knows both sides of criminal law because he is a former prosecutor that has over ten years of trial experience that he uses to aggressively represent his clients. Attorney Matt Thompson has experience trying high profile cases such as homicides and sex crimes cases.

Professional Accolades

  • Thompson Law was voted Best Volusia County Criminal Defense Lawyer by readers of the Daytona Beach New Journal in Best of the West 2013.

  • Attorney Matt Thompson was selected to SuperLawyers Magazine “Rising Stars” edition for his litigation skills in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, an award less than 2% if the legal community receives.

  • Matt Thompson has earned a 10 out of 10 rating onAVVO.com and Thompson Law has been awarded the Client’s Choice Award for 2017.

  • In 2017, Attorney Matt Thompson has been selected to theTop 40 Under 40 for Criminal Defense Lawyers by National Trial Lawyers.

In addition to defending the rights of the accused, Thompson Law specializes in protecting the injured. Prior to attending law school, Matt learned the ropes of personal injury when he worked for a personal injury law firm, where he was required to meet with each individual client to assess the strength of their case before filing suit. Since opening his firm in 2013, Matt has used those same skills to represent clients in personal injury matters. Matt possesses a unique combination of skills that include the ability to connect with clients on a personal level to understand their issue, the experience to fully educate a client as to the legal system, and the knowledge to aggressively defend his clients’ cases. To speak directly to attorney Matt Thompson about your case, call us today.

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Why Choose Thompson Law? Every Client Is Our Most Important Client

Attorney Matt Thompson ensures that his clients are heard, that his clients are informed, and that his clients are protected. Putting the client first may seem like a standard in the practice of law, but many times clients seem to get lost in the shuffle. At Thompson Law, we ensure that our clients stay up to date by providing them direct access to Attorney Matt Thompson so that Matt and his staff can ensure that each case is approached in a way that will achieve the best outcome for their client.

The Knowledge and Experience Necessary to Represent You

Hiring an attorney can be one of the most crucial decisions you will ever make. You want to hire the best lawyer you can find to defend your case, or to ensure the best possible compensation for your injury. Hiring the best lawyer for you can be a difficult choice when a single Internet search can land you hundreds of lawyers who are all eager to represent you. Volusia County criminal defense attorney Matt Thompson understands this difficulty and respects the decision you must make. Matt is an open book because he believes that his trial experience and expertise in the areas of criminal defense and personal injury make him the best possible choice. So ask Matt questions about his experience, his knowledge of your case, and what he plans to do to help you.

Direct Access to Your Lawyer

In order to ask your attorney questions, your attorney must be available to speak to you. When you hire Thompson Law, you receive Matt Thompson’s cell phone number, email address, and toll free number so that you can speak to directly to him about your case. Thompson Law is a firm that is designed to represent quality over quantity. Thompson Law typically accepts no more than ten (10) cases per month to allow Matt Thompson to spend the time necessary to understand his clients’ individual needs. When you call Thompson Law, you speak directly to Matt Thompson, period. Thompson Law was designed to stay small and stay available. Matt Thompson trains his staff to understand that a client’s case is the single most important thing in their lives, and therefore, it is our single most important job to keep our clients up to date on their case and answer all of their questions.

Dedicated to Achieving the Best Possible Result

It is the State’s job to prosecute you. It is the insurance company’s job to low-ball you. Who is there to be your voice? That is Matt Thompson’s job. If you ever question whether you need a criminal defense lawyer in Volusia County, the answer is “yes.” Thompson Law believes that as a case gets older, it gets worse. Thompson Law does not wait around for the other side to make the first move. Thompson Law proactively works their cases to put its clients in the best possible position for success. We do this by listening to our clients, spending time with our clients, getting to know our clients. What may be good for one client may disrupt another client’s life. Every client is an individual and will be treated as such. Matt Thompson walks into a court room proud to represent the person he is with.

What Can We Do for You Criminal Defense

I get asked all the time what I like better, being a prosecutor, or being a defense attorney. While they are both wonderful jobs, being a Volusia County criminal defense lawyer is by far the better choice. Having the opportunity to have worked as a prosecutor and learn that line of thinking has helped me in the most important job of my life, which is to defend those accused of a crime. I love having the opportunity to get to know my client and I love to know their version of the story that is contained in the police report. No matter what someone is accused of, it is important to every citizen of this country that a person’s rights are defended to the fullest extent of the law. I am proud and honored to represent my clients and give my client’s the voice they need.

DUI, Driving Under the Influence, DWI

Getting arrested for a DUI, or driving under the influence, will immediately affect someone’s life. Many people who are arrested for DUI have never been arrested before. Facing the criminal justice system for the first time can be daunting. Having to face your friends, family, and co-workers after being arrested for DUI can be embarrassing. Losing your driver’s license can cost you your job. Matt Thompson has handled hundreds of DUI cases and can advise you on your first steps to avoid further detrimental effects, and can help you navigate the legal system throughout your case. If you have been arrested for DUI, DWI, or Driving Under the Influence in Volusia County, contact criminal defense attorney Matt Thompson for a free consultation.

Domestic Battery and Domestic Violence and Assault

An arrest for domestic violence or domestic battery can be the unfortunate result of high tensions among family members within the household. The words “domestic violence” carry a negative stigma that can affect your ability to maintain your job, obtain future employment, and the ability to possess and carry a firearm. To make matters worse, arrests for battery get more severe the more times you are arrested. Matt Thompson has extensive trial experience in this area of the law. As a prosecutor, he learned what is important to the prosecutor and brings that knowledge to defend his clients. Matt Thompson has a proven track record for handling these matters, and he will bring that ability to you. Attorney Matt Thompson does not believe in waiting for the State to make the first move. Matt Thompson acts immediately, and with an office located in DeLand, our domestic violence attorney can assist you.

Sale and Possession of Drug/Narcotics

Drugs and narcotics possession have been a hot-button topic in the media for over four decades. Each year the rules change as law enforcement continues to battle the war on drugs. Law enforcement’s tactics for arresting individuals for narcotics possession and sale are not always in line with the Constitution. As it becomes more available, technology is incorporated by law enforcement in arresting citizens for narcotics charges. Over the past decade, Matt Thompson has had experience in handling cases involving wire-taps (also known as RICO violations), body cameras, search and arrest warrants, confidential informants, undercover officers, buy/walk stings, and sale of narcotics within one-thousand feet of a school. As a former prosecutor, Matt Thompson was assigned to handle matters before the Volusia County Drug Court. It was during his time with the Volusia County Drug Court that Matt Thompson developed his understanding of how proper drug treatment can give someone a second chance at life. Now, as a Volusia County criminal defense lawyer, Attorney Matt Thompson will work tirelessly to get you, or your child, the help needed to defend your case and get you the help you need. Call today for a free consultation.

Sex Crimes

While working as a prosecutor in DeLand, Matt Thompson earned an assignment to lead the West Volusia County Sex Crimes Division. During his tenure, he worked closely with law enforcement officers, scientists, and evidence technicians to successfully prosecute his assigned cases. Matt Thompson believes that the only thing worse than being convicted of a sexual offense is being wrongfully convicted of a sexual offense. Often times, the heinous nature of these charges are enough to make anyone squeamish. Matt Thompson’s vast trial experience in this area of law affords him the ability to look through the shocking allegations and identify the issues associated with the case to set up the defense you need. Having experience with these types of crimes right here in Volusia County, our criminal defense attorney has the experience necessary to assist you. Call today and set up a free consultation with attorney Matt Thompson.


Did you know that the very first time someone is arrested for breaking into another person’s home that, if convicted, they will score high enough on the Florida Criminal Punishment Code to earn a prison sentence? That is right: a person convicted of a Burglary of a Dwelling has a high likelihood of being sentenced to prison even if it’s their first conviction. Matt Thompson has tried numerous burglary cases, including burglary with a battery, burglary of a dwelling, and burglary of a conveyance. He understands this area of the law and can help answer your questions. Call today to speak to Matt Thompson.

Personal Injury

Having practiced in the area of personal injury, it never really hit home with me until I needed an attorney after being hit by a car while riding my bicycle. Having had experience in personal injury as an attorney, being personally invested in my own case was a different story all together. At that time, I decided to hire an attorney, and I am so glad I did. When you are injured in a crash or due to the negligence of another, many aspects of your life is affected. The injury has a ripple effect through your work, your family, your hobbies, and your down time. This is why it is important to hire an experienced attorney to handle your case when you’ve been injured in an accident.

Car Accidents

Anyone who has been involved in even a minor car accident knows that for days to come, your entire body is sore. If you have escaped a car accident without permanent injury, consider yourself lucky. If you have suffered severe bodily injury as a result of an accident, you know all too well that you only have one chance to recover enough money to ensure your medical bills are paid for, your lost wages are recovered, and most importantly, that you have enough money to undergo future treatment. Matt Thompson worked in personal injury before ever setting foot in a law school classroom. He has never forgotten the valuable lessons he learned as he sat down with individual clients at their homes and learned how each client’s accident affected his or her life. Matt Thompson knows the plight of the client, he knows what you are going through, and he knows the answer to your questions. He values the importance of obtaining the best award for each client, and making sure that the most money goes directly into his client’s pocket. We do not charge a fee unless we recover for you. Call today for a free consultation.

Motorcycle Accidents

Having practiced in Volusia County for over a decade, Matt Thompson understands the popularity and enjoyment surrounding Daytona Bike Week, DeLand Bike Week, and Biketoberfest. While most motorcyclists enjoy their ride unscathed, many are severely injured, or even die, as a result of another driver’s negligence. There is no greater exposure to the elements than riding 60 miles per hour on a motorcycle, and unfortunately, for an unlucky few, that freedom can result in severe injuries. Matt Thompson has experience in handling motorcycle claims and has the ability to successfully handle your claim. We hope that your motorcycle road trip to Volusia County is injury free, but if things do not go as planned, call Attorney Matt Thompson for a free consultation.

Premises Liability

We handle more than just a slip and fall. A business can be liable for your injuries by hiring the wrong personnel or by putting negligent practices in place that ensure your safety. All too often, we catch businesses trying to take short cuts to save money, and those short cuts can result in a life-changing injury to you. Thompson Law will aggressively pursue a company for failing to protect its invited guests. We here at Thompson Law hope you enjoy shopping and having fun in Volusia County, but if you are injured while on someone else’s property, call Thompson Law for a free consultation.

Learn More
  • Do I have a case?

    Thompson Law is eager to know the answer to that question, just as much as you are. This is why we offer a free consultation and case evaluation. We need to know more about your situation and your goals before we can decide which direction to take your case. Whether you have been injured in an accident, or arrested for a crime, we need to sit down with you, face to face, and decide how we can help. Read More

  • How much does it cost to hire an attorney?

    “We don’t haggle over legal fees, it takes too much time away from defending your case …”

    If you are looking to hire Thompson Law for a Personal Injury matter, our fee structure is simple, you do not pay any money unless we recover money for you.

    In reference to a criminal defense matter, the first question people ask after being arrested is: “do I need an attorney?” The answer is “yes.” Read More

  • Will I have a criminal record?

    At Thompson Law, we think about the long term goals for our clients. When the world may seem foggy and confusing after being arrested, we are there to help you think clearly about the long term affect the arrest will have on your life, your family’s life, or your child’s life. Our number one priority is to prevent our clients from having to report an arrest, or a conviction, when applying for a job, applying for college, and/or a professional license. Read More

Client Reviews
"In the past thirteen years we have used several lawyers and found them lacking. We have found Attorney Matt Thompson very pleasant to work with. He was very detailed and listened with true compassion. We were impressed with his straightforwardness and what seems to be a NO promises attitude. I would rather hear the truth than lie to make me feel better. His approach was simple, honest, and we especially liked his preparedness of the case."
"Thompson Law I've known Matt for several years. He is very knowledgable, professional and trust worthy. I used him in a legal matter and he provided excellent legal advice." Austin
"Great lawyer Matt Thompson runs a small local law firm, which has minimal staff; however, don't be fooled this is on purpose. Matt is very professional courteous, and knows the law inside and out. He is a great person to have in your corner. He is very personalized in individual attention to his clients and their struggles. Matt Thompson is a champion for the peoples rights. I couldn't have had a better lawyer during my time of need, and I highly recommend him for all issues involving the law." Aaron
"Top Class Attorney My experience with Matt as nothing short of fantastic...he was excellent to work with and I would have no hesitation in hiring him to represent me or my company again." Gerard
"From your first meeting you can tell Thompson Law puts in the same amount of attention and care for every client. You will not be put on a back burner and ignored with them. Highly recommend taking your business here." Derek
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(386) 463-4LAW (4529) (877) 934-4LAW (4529)
302 W New York Ave
DeLand, FL 32720 Phones: (386) 463-4LAW (4529) (877) 934-4LAW (4529)