Russell S. Thompson IV

Russell S. Thompson IV
Managing Partner
5235 E. Southern Ave. D106-618
Mesa, AZ 85206
Direct: (602) 388-8898
Toll Free: (888) 332-7252, ext. 338
Facsimile: (866)317–2674
Email: rthompson@thompsonconsumerlaw.com

Russell S. Thompson IV has dedicated his legal career almost exclusively to litigation under consumer protection laws, such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Truth in Lending Act, the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Credit Billing Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, the Credit Repair Organizations Act, the Consumer Leasing Act, and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.
 
Mr. Thompson has also represented individuals in immigration matters before the United States Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and briefed such matters before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He handled immigration matters such as bond proceedings, cancellations of removal, adjustment of status, asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture.
 
Mr. Thompson currently represents consumers in individual and class action lawsuits, and has successfully briefed and argued complex consumer law issues in both state and federal courts. Mr. Thompson, a New York native, moved to Arizona in 2009 after spending considerable time managing restaurants in Florida. During his time at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Mr. Thompson became an Arizona State Law Journal Associate Editor, participated in the Innovation Advancement Program’s Legal Clinic, and graduated with a Certificate in Law, Science & Technology: Intellectual Property. Mr. Thompson now serves as the managing partner of Thompson Consumer Law Group and is committed to protecting the rights of consumers.
 
Education

    • J.D., Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, 2011
    • B.A. Political Science, Economics minor, Plattsburgh State University, 2004

    Bar Admissions

    • Arizona
    • california

District Court Admissions

    • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
    • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
    • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
    • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Court of Appeal Admissions

    • United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Areas of Practice

    • Consumer Finance Litigation
    • Consumer Protection
    • Class Actions
    • Lemon Law
    • RV Defect Litigation
    • Debt Settlement
    • Appeals

Notable Decisions

Bea-Mone III, v. Steven D. Silverstein, Attorney at law, No. 8:17-cv-00550, Central District of California (successful jury trial verdict awarding the consumer the maximum $1,000 in statutory damages under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act)

Ogletree v. Cafe Valley Inc., No. CV-16-03881-PHX-JJT, District of Arizona (class certification granted in an action under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, resulting in an approved class settlement)

Maloy v. Stucky, Lauer & Young, LLP, No. 1:17-CV-336-TLS, Northern District of Indiana (class certification granted in an action under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, resulting in an approved class settlement)

Sarah Jordan v. Freedom National Insurance Services, Inc., 2:16-cv-00362, District of Arizona (class certification granted in action under Electronic Fund Transfers Act, resulting in approved class settlement)

Chante Dove v. Moody, Jones, Ingino & Morehead, P.A., 3:15-cv-00251, Middle District of Florida (certified as class counsel in approved settlement under Electronic Fund Transfers Act)

Alexander v. Bill Luke Chrysler, Jeep & Dodge, Inc., No. 1 CA-CV 13-03024 (Ariz. Ct. App. May 27, 2014) (The Arizona Court of Appeals for Division One affirmed the Maricopa County Superior Court’s order granting the consumer-plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment on the defendant’s defamation counterclaim. The Court of Appeals found that the consumer’s statements to the Better Business Bureau about her vehicle purchase with the dealership were either substantially true or expressions of opinion and therefore were not actionable as defamation.)

Notable Accomplishments and Memberships

    2019 Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Star

    2019 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Arizona Man & Woman of the Year Candidate