R. Todd Thompson is the Founding Partner of Thompson Thompson & Alcantara. Mr. Thompson began his career in 1988 with a term as a law clerk for the Honorable Peter C. Siguenza, Jr. of the Superior Court of Guam. Thereafter, he joined the Guam firm then known as Mair, Mair, Hogan & Spade in 1989, and became a named partner in Mair, Mair, Spade & Thompson in 1992.
Over the past thirty years, Mr. Thompson’s practice has emphasized litigation concerning general tort, contract, commercial, aviation, employment, medical malpractice, insurance, real property, and Constitutional law (Organic Act) disputes. He has developed a recognized expertise in insurance matters, and has successfully defended against numerous major recreational and hospitality tort claims on behalf of hotels, resorts, airlines and tour companies operating in the region.
Career highlights include successful representation of the plaintiffs in Guam's landmark 2015 marriage equality case, as well as effective representation of the air carrier and its underwriters in the aftermath of the Guam air disaster of 1997, and of successful candidates in the 2006 gubernatorial election dispute case.
Mr. Thompson currently serves as an Administrative Law Judge for the Guam Civil Service Commission.
Mr. Thompson has been recognized as one of the premier legal writers in the region. Among the important cases he has briefed and argued are the following:
Mr. Thompson has organized and presented at numerous public education seminars, including presentations to the Guam Bar and Judiciary. Since 2004, he has also been a regular legal contributor to the Marianas Business Journal.
Mr. Thompson was formerly a member and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Guam Educational Radio Foundation (KPRG-FM 89.3 Public Radio Guam) (1997-2007). He is certified to act as a civil case mediator by the Guam judiciary and has successfully mediated major civil disputes.
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