Quinton E. Thompson is an attorney devoted to representing the underdog and providing a voice to the voiceless. He earned his B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee Knoxville where he graduated magna cum laude with degrees in both Business Administration Management and Psychology. During his time at UT, Quinton was involved with the Mock Trial program and he studied international competition abroad in Bordeaux, France.
Quinton went on to earn his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2015. During law school, he was involved with several student organizations. He was the President of the Black Law Student’s Association, one of the Executive Associate Justices of the Moot Court Board, and the Street Law Director for the Legal Aid Society. Vanderbilt Law School named Quinton the recipient of the Damali K. Booker Award, which is given each year to the third-year law student who has a keen dedication to legal activism and a demonstrated commitment to confronting social issues facing both Vanderbilt Law School and the greater Nashville community.
Immediately following law school, Quinton served as the Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow for the Mississippi Center for Justice in Indianola, MS. There, he focused on removing reentry barriers to employment by helping clients expunge their criminal records, regain professional licenses, and by educating the community about expungements. Over the course of his fellowship, Quinton talked with over 500 people about their criminal records, he was able to get 120 criminal arrests and convictions expunged, and he helped over 20 people obtain employment.
When Quinton finally returned to Memphis, he began working with the law firm of Nahon, Saharovich and Trotz, PLC where he helped hundreds of clients receive justice after they were harmed due to the negligent acts of others. In addition, he joined the Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, the Tennessee Association for Justice, and the Ben F. Jones Chapter of the National Bar Association. He also served on the Summer Law Internship Committee with the Memphis Bar Association. This committee assisted in placing over 70 minority high school students in internships with judges, law firms, corporate, and government entities all across the city.
Even though Quinton undoubtedly enjoys advocating for his clients and the communities around him, he also enjoys spending time with his friends and family by attending Grizzlies games, going to concerts, spending time on Beale Street and Overton Square, catching up with friends at local coffee shops, and by overall enjoying some of the many attractions the great city of Memphis has to offer.
- J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2015
- B.S., University of Tennessee Knoxville, 2012
- Business Administration Management and Psychology, magna cum laude
- Mississippi, 2016
- Tennessee, 2015
- Western District of Tennessee
- Northern District of Mississippi
- Southern District of Mississippi
- 5th Circuit Court of Appeals