Testimonials

See what others are saying about the Thompson Burton difference. At TB, we take our core values seriously. The proof is in the long trail of satisfied clients, big and small. There’s no greater honor for an attorney than to receive kind words from a happy client.

Dianna Latimer

I thought a matter concerning my license had been resolved over ten years ago. When I was informed that it was not and it threatened my current ability to practice nursing, I engaged Ms. Fisher's assistance. She promptly addressed the issue that concerned more than one state.  She was cost conscience and kept me well informed through out the ordeal. I had easy access to Ms. Fisher whenever I had questions or concerns. She responded quickly and was straight forward with advice. She made me feel at eased with the process and that I had her full support. Should I ever have another need for legal representation, I will not hesitate to contact Ms. Fisher. I highly recommend her and her friendly, helpful staff.


Mary Frances Elmore

Alex Scarbrough was referred to me by another attorney because of her understanding and expertise in dealing with the TN Board of Nursing. Her efforts were invaluable to me. Alex navigated through the paperwork and legalese, making everything so easy for me to understand. She promptly resolved my case within one week with a positive outcome. This relieved me of a great amount of stress and allowed me to continue with what is very important to me, nursing.
I cannot praise or thank Alex enough for her caring, efficient, and intelligent manner in which she put me at ease and disposed of this situation.

Mary Frances Elmore

Larry Crockett

I had never been in trouble requiring an attorney before. Although I had caused my own problems, I was still scared to death. I needed an advocate to help me sort through the legalese and complexity. I found that in Alex. I really appreciate the communications. She was quick, no matter the day, whether by phone or by email. My experience could not have been better. I hope I have no further need, and I hope I have no one close to me who might need her services, but you can bet she will be recommended if that situation does arise!

Larry Crockett

Kanning Wu

Ms. Alex is a very good attorney to work with. She was very professional and efficient. She was able to resolve the legal issue associated with my TN pharmacist license at a reasonable cost. It was very fortunate for me to choose her as my legal representative.

Kanning Wu

Jeff Miller

I was very impressed with the personal care given during the entire process of my dealing with the Dept. of health. Alex was always professional and friendly. She made sure I had access to either her or another person for questions during the entire process. She was very open and friendly when answering all my wife's questions as well.
I am very pleased with the service and friendly care given during this very unpleasant time in my life.

Jeff Miller

David Cox

was recommended by another attorney and his comment 'She works hard' proved reliable as my experience has shown. After engaging a previous attorney that ended in a disaster, I was very reluctant to retain another attorney but after talking with Alex, we decided to go ahead. Alex not only did all she stated but went above and beyond my expectations resulting in an outstanding outcome.

So, would I recommend her to anyone? Of course and if another situation arose, I would not hesitate to engage her services again.

David Cox

Teri Sexton

On Sept.17, 2012 I was accused of being impaired while working as a [email protected] Hospital ER, Memphis, TN. I refused doing a drug screen on site. I volunteered to do one anywhere else but that was not an option. I was released from my job. In hind sight, I would have done the screening off site that day.

I retained Alex Fisher as my attorney after receiving a letter from the Department of Health in December of 2014. She immediately began working on my behalf to try and help me navigate through the process of facing TNPAP. She was very professional, friendly and thorough. She answered every question I asked. She provided me with encouragement . I never felt unprepared when dealing with each step necessary to try and provide information about my case. I was on a prescribed narcotic by my pain doctor when my case started. It was my choice to discontinue this medication. Alex was very supportive of my decision often checking on me to see how I was feeling. TNPAP was very unforgiving of the choice of prophylactic medication I was taking. After 11 months of hard work and endless attempts of providing information to the Department of Health, I chose to surrender my nursing license. Alex was instrumental in allowing me to not have my license revoked by the Board of Nursing. I could not have done this without her direction. Her integrity is amazing. She never wavered with her support. She is highly knowledgeable in the field of law she is practicing and fought endlessly for me. I can't thank her enough for the guidance she provided.

Teri Sexton

Ken Stewart

Kevin, your expertise, professionalism and exemplarity services well performed have been invaluable to our Company. So much so that not only did we feel the best possible gesture to show our appreciation with paying your firm in full well in advance of our contract being due, I just had to write and share that in all my decades in the business world, you, your partner and your team are the first legal firm I’ve actually enjoyed sending money to. Thank you so very much; you are on my short list of highest priority for professional referral.

Ken Stewart
ECOE

Robert James

Kevin and I have worked together on a number of my projects. Kevin is a man of integrity and quite frankly, they just don't come much better. He brings his best to the table in everything he does. If I needed help with anything, Kevin was available. In the rare situation when I was not able to reach him, he replied to my messages within 24 hours.

Kevin and I had the opportunity to be speakers at the grand opening of Moringo Organics in India. It was a great opportunity to get to know him on a personal level. If you're looking for someone to represent your company, Kevin brings more than his legal expertise to the table. He made himself available to a host of issues faced by the company. His experience and contributions were invaluable. With Kevin, we got more than a lawyer, we got a seasoned partner. I personally will be using Kevin on any and all my projects going forward.

Thank You Kevin for not only being a great attorney but a friend as well.

Robert James
Moringo Organics

Mitch Buchwalter

The Direct Sales/Network Marketing/MLM Industry from all aspects and angles is a most difficult one to navigate through. And, like in all industries you have the "good guys" and the "bad guys" to filter through in an effort to reach your goals.

I am very grateful to have met Kevin so early in the game. He has mentored and advised me from the outset when my business was just a thought in my head. That advice is priceless in an industry such as this. The scrutiny that we are all under, and the potential legal changes that are on the horizon, I am very thankful to have Kevin and his MLM business acumen in my corner.

Thank you Kevin for everything you have done for me personally and for this great Industry!

Mitch Buchwalter

Clarion Partners

Walt is an extremely knowledgeable attorney who can provide excellent advice on complicated real estate transactions ranging from leases to sales to tenant disputes.  He understands the business needs of the large institutional owner to the small entrepreneur.   He works well with opposing counsels of all personality types.  Walt is sensitive to time pressures and will quickly (and accurately) finish tasks before tight deadlines.

Jesse Harty, Asset Manager


ApexWorks, Restoration Service Experts

Cole Dowsley and Thompson Burton PLLC are critical to my company's success as a growing small business. Their business law expertise has been very helpful in dealing with a variety of matters, ranging from contract negotiations to customer disputes. Cole always represents our interests with professionalism and integrity. I highly recommend his firm to other entrepreneurs and business owners to provide sound advice and representation for all legal matters.

Jeff Stockon, Owner

ApexWorks, Restoration Service Experts
ApexWorks, Restoration Service Experts

Alliance Building Group

I have been blessed to have the legal advice of Cole Dowsley since the beginning stages of my company. He has been with me through EEOC investigations and employee lawsuits, customer contractual issues and was truly instrumental (putting it mildly) when it came time to the sale of my business to a large national investment group. In each event, he has delivered a solid product. The employee lawsuit was settled for 6% of the original asking price, the customer issues have always been handled without hurting our customer base and I sold my business for a healthy sum, while still negotiating the exit strategy I needed. He is a solid man who delivers strong influence to those sitting across the table or gentle influence, whichever is needed. His guidance with laws and regulations, business practice and consumer rights, internal policies and agreements, and third party negotiations and contracts were instrumental to our success! I can definitely say that Mr. Dowsley has treated, and will continue to treat, my businesses as well!

Joshua D. Spradlin

Alliance Building Group

Pantheon Development

In real estate development, it's not a matter of if complex legal situations will occur, it's when.
And when they do, we only turn to Thompson Burton PLLC. With substantial capital at risk, strategy, thoroughness, and timeliness are just a few of the elements that have to be flawless in execution. Time and time again, Thompson Burton delivers, exceeds expectations, and is a chief partner in our company's continued growth and success.

Ryan Meadows
Prinicipal
Pantheon Development


Buca Caron

Being in the MLM industry, I had heard of Kevin Thompson but never had the chance to meet him until a few years ago. I interviewed many attorneys but settled on Kevin and I'm glad I did. His background is second-to-none, his knowledge of MLM law is unmatched and his demeanor and willingness to say the hard things (especially the things I didn't want to hear) is without question the trait I appreciate the most.

If you are searching for an MLM attorney, your search can end here; I did the vetting and Kevin is the real deal.


Robert Dickie

Having worked with some of the largest and most respected law firms in the United States on a myriad of cases and issues during my career, it is with great confidence that I say Kevin Thompson is one of the most talented attorneys I've had the pleasure of working with. I have personally witnessed Kevin handle work loads that would have taken three or four seasoned attorneys to handle. He radiates confidence and enthusiasm and is one of the most personable people you will meet. In his area of expertise, he has quickly shown that he is the industry leader and his ideas and opinions are sought after by business and government officials. He is a prolific author and expert on how the legal profession is currently undergoing a massive transformation regarding technologies, off-shore competition, downsizing, and social media and continues to offer his peers solid advice on what their profession needs to do to adapt to those changes. One of the most impressive attributes of Kevin is his moral compass and character and integrity.

Crown Financial Ministries

Steve Abraham

We are honored to have Mr. Kevin Thompson as our legal counsel since the inception of our company. Mr. Thompson provides invaluable legal counseling in many facets of our business. His guidance in with government laws and regulations, business practice and consumer rights, internal policies and agreements, and third party negotiations and contracts were instrumental to our success! We’ve been very impressed of his experience, more important, his business ethics and personal values. We can definitely say that Mr. Thompson has treated our business as if it was his business as well!


Victor Macchia

Being a new start-up Party Plan company, we were seeking the best-of-the-best for our consulting A-Team.  When it came time for legal counsel on making sure we were doing everything right, Kevin's name was presented to us by other members of our consulting team, telling us he was the best...and they were right!  From the first minute Kevin was right there with us, literally day and night, as we had some deadlines we wanted to meet.  Always cool, always professional, and always one-step ahead...that's Kevin.  Most importantly to us, Kevin speaks English, not legalese!  That was extremely refreshing and helped move things along smoothly and without some of the usual stress that can come with dealing with legal counsel. I would highly recommend Kevin to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the direct selling market and makes working through the legal issues painless.

Jillian Chase, DSA Member

David Sharpe

Empower Network

AMC Financing Holdings, Inc.

"Walt, I want to thank you for the excellent job that you have done for our company over the years and for making my first business transaction with you an exceptional experience! Truly, your profesionalism, efficiency, and knowledge of the law combined with your diligence was over the top. I have worked with numerous attorneys across the country and by far the entire process with you, from start to finish was outstanding. I have continued to praise you here at the office and would highly recommend your services to other business associates. I will absolutely continue to engage you to represent us on all of our business transactions requiring legal services where you are licensed, I just wish that was everywhere we do business! Thanks again for everything!"

Helen Hutto, Vice-President Mortgage Servicing
AMC Financing Holdings, Inc.

Diltina Development Corporation

In 2011 I hired Walt to handle a workout for me and i was 100% satisfied with the outcome. I don't feel anyone could have done a better job then Walt. Based on his excellent performance, I recently ired Walt to negotiate a significant acquisition for my company, and it ended up being one of the most successful acquisitions in our company's 17 year history. It is fun and exciting working with Walt to discuss strategies and negotiate deals. Walt is a great partner for my business. We have more deals working.

Mike Friday, President
Diltina Development Corporation

Ninety-Nine Investments, LLC

Doing real estate in Miami for many years, I’ve come to know alot of attorneys, and I have the experience to distinguish the good ones from the bad ones. Recently, we entered into a real estate transaction in the Atlanta market without having any local contacts. We feel extremely fortunate to have met Walt Burton. We were faced with a very short diligence timeline and closing schedule, and Walt never missed a beat. He guided us through the entire process. Great guy, great character and great detail-oriented attorney.

Jacob Shakib, Manager
Ninety-Nine Investments, LLC

Kauffman Tire, Inc.

I worked with Walt for several years at Troutman Sanders LLP, and he was always considered the “Golden Child” as he was the favorite real estate attorney amongst the lawyers at the firm. Walt earned this status due to his great personality and his exceptional ability to get deals done effectively, efficiently, and on time. He has a unique ability to cut through all of the legal white noise and get to the heart of a matter. Walt is a business man, so he understands the business issues and doesn’t waste time and money on insignificant matters. I’m now General Counsel at a large, privately owned company, and I call Walt whenever I’m unsure of something because I know he’ll know the answer, or be able to get to the bottom of a question quickly as he’s very resourceful and intelligent. Walt is an excellent attorney, and I recommend him wholeheartedly. Clients now have the benefit of hiring an exceptional large firm attorney in a more personalized small firm setting, at a much lower cost. He’s a great bargain and you will quickly realize that you want him on your side both as an attorney and a friend!

Shannon S. Ghosh, General Counsel and Vice President
Kauffman Tire, Inc.

Matt Dressler, Teammate

Kevin was always the kind of person, who never gave up on anything or anyone no matter the circumstance. From the long hours on the track to the grueling work-outs in the weight room, he was always admired and respected by other team mates on the UT track team. Kevin always had a passion and tenacious ability to focus on the task at hand no matter the distractions.

Matt Dressler, Teammate

Matt Dewalt, Teammate

Kevin and I competed on the Track team. He quickly became a leader on the team and was a major contributor to the National Championship that Tennessee earned. He's a leader, a do'er. Kevin is someo I would trust both personally and professionally. He's one of the most solid all around guys - I think most people who know him would say the same.

Matt Dewalt, Teammate

Chris McCarty, co-worker

Kevin Thompson leaves an impression. Be it because he is sociable, intelligent, confident or all of the above, Kevin is sure to be remembered even after one meeting. And I am proud not only to have worked with Kevin, but also to call him my friend.

Chris McCarty, co-worker

Vonumental

Kevin Thompson's service to our company was more than we expected. The whole process was excellent and we look forward to working with Kevin for years to come.

Eric Gleaton, Co-Funder
Vonumental

Milton Ault

Kevin by far is the most attentive Lawyer ever. I would you him for everything out business needed if I could. Kevin is there for you 24/7. One time he called me back same day when he was in South American. THE BEST period!!!

Milton Ault

MePower

I was researching MLM attorneys and I came upon Kevin Thompson's name. I spoke with four other MLM attorneys besides Kevin, but I almost knew immediately he was the person I was looking to work with. I spoke with Kevin several times before we began working together, and every time I spoke with him he was pleasant and friendly. When Kevin had an opinion of something he believed should be changed in my business he was honest, and straight with me. Kevin was extremely efficient in his assessment of my company, and quickly figured out what I was trying to achieve. He was fast, helpful, and made me feel as though I had someone on my side that knew what they were talking about. Thank you Kevin! It has, and will continue to be a pleasure working with you.

Sonny Martell, President
MePower

Go GungHo

Kevin was fantastic. We have a referral program so didn't think the MLM laws applied as such to us. Kevin helped us understand what we could claim. He hit every deadline he committed. He gaveus extra help beyond what was promised once he saw our distribution model. He thought out of the box to draft policies and procedures etc that matched our new business model. He helped us understand the applicable law but clearly demonstrated a sound understanding of our business' needs. Kevin referred me to other great attorneys for patent work etc., Further, he was an absolute gentleman. Very respectful and great to work with. I would say it was easily the best experience working with an attorney that i have ever had.

Danny Mason, Co-Founder
Go GungHo

Cash Texts

Kevin helped us put our corporate documents in place and walked us through everything from soup to nuts. In addition, he is a consummate mediator and has helped us through several complex contract negotiations. Definitely someone you want on your side in all things MLM! He came highly recommended by a friend, and I'm happy to pass the recommendation on to any and all I know.

Atticus Killough, President
Cash Texts

Dan Jensen

I worked with Kevin on a compensation plan project and was most impressed with his professionalism, his expertise in the direct selling industry, and his work ethic. I would recommend him to anybody as an effective attorney in the direct selling industry.

Dan Jensen

Signature Management Team

Kevin is one of the best communicators, written and verbal, I’ve come across and I’ve always felt being good at both is nearly impossible. He also has the uncanny ability to break down complicated issues into understandable pieces so they can then be more easily evaluated. And as a lawyer he is very good at communicating complicated legal issues so the lay person can follow without needing broad legal knowledge. I’ve always appreciated that about him. He’s a valuable asset to any team.

Robert Cassidy, CIO
Signature Management Team

E3 Corporation

Kevin brings a wealth of experience to the E³ team. It’s a rare find to have someone who understands both the legal and business issues to help us succeed. His advice pertaining to direct sales and referral marketing has been invaluable.

Andy Badolato, CEO
E3 Corporation

KonQwest

Kevin Thompson Esq. is a GOD send! He is my hero. When we came to Kevin, we had a great idea and concept but we needed some serious legal advice in order to have our best chance to be successful. Kevin is highly knowledgeable and experienced in the mlm and direct sales space. He has helped me and my team tremendously by being responsive, thorough, and one of the few mlm attorneys left out there that actually really cares about you. I would highly recommend him to everybody I know, that's serious about being successful in this business. Thanks a million Kevin!

Robert Terell, President
KonQwest

Midland States Bank

I have worked with Walt for the past two years on many successful CRE workouts. We recently worked together closing a new CRE loan that had many complexities, including a large out of state industrial building, a long term land lease, a tenant that was a joint venture of two large out of state companies and it involved a number of environmental and title/survey issues. We were challenged to close the loan within 3 weeks of credit approval. I organized a conference call with our borrower and their counsel and Walt walked everyone through a checklist and discussed each parties responsibility. He even assisted me by working directly with the title company and our borrower to assist them in obtaining critical documentation. In the end, Walt’s willingness to take ownership of the transaction and meet the closing date resulted in a very satisfied customer for the bank. Walt is prompt, thorough, knowledgeable, experienced and always checks back to make sure we are satisfied, and I look forward to engaging him on many more lending opportunities.

Rodney Walker, Director of Correspondent Banking
Midland States Bank

Midland States Bank

I have worked with Walt for the past five years. Walt has become our difference maker in obtaining resolutions that work. He has the expertise and the sense of urgency required to make a difference. Over the past five years Walt has earned the respect of my team and several of my peers in the Industry and no matter what type of work out I encounter, Walt is always my first call.

Richard Kantor, Director of Special Assets
Midland States Bank

Woodland Homes of Huntsville, Inc.

I have worked with a lot of Attorneys in my 30 years in business, but I've never encountered another attorney that I thought was as thorough and detailed as Walt. His negotiating skills are excellen and other attorneys are now asking me for Walt's number so that he can assist them with their own legal matters. I would strongly trust Walt to handle matters for me in the future. My experience with Walt was excellent.

Mike Friday, President
Woodland Homes of Huntsville, Inc.

Jillian Chase

Being a new start-up Party Plan company we were seeking the best-of-the-best for our consulting A-Team. When it came time for legal counsel on making sure we were doing everything right, Kevin's namewas presented to us by other members of our consulting team, telling us he was the best...and they were right! From the first minute Kevin was right there with us, literally day and night, as we had some deadlines we wanted to meet. Always cool, always professional, and always one-step ahead...that's Kevin. Most importantly to us, Kevin speaks English, not legalese! That was extremely refreshing and helped move things along smoothly and without some of the usual stress that can come with dealing with legal counsel. I would highly recommend Kevin to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the direct selling market and makes working through the legal issues painless.

Victor Macchia, VP of Sales and Marketing
Jillian Chase