Amy J. Thompson

Amy J. Thompson

PartnerChicago Office

Amy J. Thompson is a partner at Cunningham, Meyer & Vedrine who focuses her practice in commercial and civil litigation.

Amy has taken more than 30 cases to trial in state and federal courts over the course of her career, including serving as first chair on a dozen trials.

In addition to defending individuals, she has also represented a range of corporate clients in a variety of professional liability matters, including malpractice claims.

Her clients include physicians, corporate officers and directors, attorneys, accountants, architects, general contractors, insurance companies, insurance brokers and insurance agents. She also represents plaintiffs and defendants in commercial disputes involving breach of contract, business torts, employment discrimination and wrongful discharge.

Amy has extensive experience in the long-term care industry as well, including defending healthcare institutions, physicians and staff.

Earlier in her career she served as a mediator in the Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program, a joint effort of the judiciary, attorneys and the public to help resolve disputes in a more efficient way. The program resolves approximately 50 percent of cases before they reach a jury trial.

While obtaining her J.D., Amy completed an externship with the Cook County Public Guardian’s Office, where she served for one year.


  • Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • Indiana University, B.A., 1994


  • State of Illinois
  • Federal Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois