Dana M. Thompson

Partner

Dana Thompson received her Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Virginia in 1983, including a year of study at the University of Reading, England. She received her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1987. Ms. Thompson is the Managing Partner of Thompson, Meier & King, PC and has been in private practice in Canton since 1987. She served as a Law Clerk to the Hon. Braswell B. Deen, Georgia Court of Appeals, in 1986.

Ms. Thompson was one of the first 100 mediators registered in the State of Georgia and is listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers with an “AV” rating—its highest rating…

Areas of Practice

Ms. Thompson has represented clients in many areas of the law for over 25 years. Currently, Ms. Thompson handles matters primarily within the following practice areas:

Mediation

Real Estate Law

Family Law

Governmental Law

Bar Admissions

State of Georgia 1987

Georgia Court of Appeals 1990

Supreme Court of Georgia 1990

United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia 2007

Activities

Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia, 1994 – present

Georgia Registered Mediator, 1995 – present

Named 2013 Executive of the Year by the Appalachian Chapter of IAAP

Board Member and Chair, Canton Downtown Development Authority

Board Member and Committee Chair, Cherokee County DUI Court Committee and Cherokee County Friends of Recovery

Board Member and Vice Chair, Cherokee County Family Violence Board

Advisory Board Member, Salvation Army

Graduate, Leadership Cherokee

25 Year Member, Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce

Cherokee County Historical Society

AV Peer Rated by MartindaleHubble

Associations

Member, State Bar of Georgia

Member, Blue Ridge Circuit Bar Association

Member, Dispute Resolution Section of State Bar of Georgia

Member, Local Government Section of State Bar of Georgia

Member, Real Estate Section of State Bar of Georgia

Registered Neutral, Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution

Registered Neutral, Ninth Judicial District Office of Dispute Resolution

Decisions

In the Interest of C.B., 308 Ga. App. 158 (2011); In Interest of J.M.W., 216 Ga. App. 166 (1995); In re: P.N., 291 Ga. App. 512 (2008); In re: K.M., 284 Ga. App. 442 (2007); In re: C.B., 271 Ga. App. 173 (2004); In re: J.C., 264 Ga. App. 598 (2003); In re: A.W., 242 Ga. App. 26 (2000); In Interest of S.J.C., 234 Ga. App. 491 (1998); In Interest of C.M., 194 Ga. App. 503 (1990)

Personal

Outside of work, Ms. Thompson is active in Fields Chapel United Methodist Church and serves on the Church’s Administrative Council. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter; photography; travel; and hiking and fishing in the North Georgia Mountains.