Lucas J. Thompson

Contact Lucas:


Born and raised in Iowa, Luke graduated with honors from Iowa State University and earned his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in New York. His early legal experience includes work as an intern for United States District Court Judge Ann D. Montgomery and a clerkship for Chief Justice Russell A. Anderson of the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Luke is also a former litigation associate at Faegre & Benson (now Faegre Baker Daniels), where he represented Fortune 500 companies in complex, multistate litigation.

Luke joined the firm in 2011 and now leads cases involving complex business law, lawsuits, and intellectual property. He also assists clients with business formation, contracts, and negotiations. He practices in both state and federal courts.

Luke has extensive experience in litigation involving business law, contracts, fiduciary duties, unfair trade practices, defamation, fraud, RICO violations, trademark infringement, Trade Secrets Act violations, and business ownership disputes. He has earned victories for his clients via motion practice, negotiations, favorable settlements, and at trial.

Luke lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two sons. He believes that he serves his clients most effectively when he makes responding to their needs, questions, and concerns his number one priority.

Minnesota Attorney Lucas Thompson

Primary Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Complex Business Litigation


  • Columbia University School of Law, New York, New York, Juris Doctor of Law, 2005
  • Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, Bachelor of Arts, English Literature and Philosophy, 2001

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Minnesota Court of Appeals
  • Minnesota State District Courts
  • United States District Court, District of Minnesota
  • Minnesota State Bar


  • Primary editor, Minnesota Chapter of the Aspen Tort Law Desk Reference, 2007-2009 editions
  • Co-author, Federal Preemption 2007: The Impact of Lohr, Buckman and the FDA Preamble, Minnesota State Bar Association CLE, May 2007

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member

Past Experience

  • Faegre & Benson, LLP, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Briggs & Morgan, LLP, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Chief Justice Russell A. Anderson, Minnesota Supreme Court, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • The Honorable Ann D. Montgomery, United States District Court, District of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Nyemaster, Goode, West, Hansell & O’Brien, Des Moines, Iowa

Joined Firm

  • 2011


  • Fort Dodge, Iowa

Pro Bono, Civic & Charitable Activities

  • Represent pro bono clients in child-custody and child-protection proceedings
  • Practice-group organizer for Legal Aid’s Hour of Sharing Campaign
  • Volunteer tutor, Neighborhood Kids Program


Lucas Thompson Avvo Rated Attorney

Recent Posts