Michele G. Thompson


MICHELE G. THOMPSON – Partner
Practice Areas:
• Professional Liability Defense
• Insurance Law
• Healthcare
• HIPAA / HITECH

mthompson@udalllaw.com

Assistant:  Dottie Bugey
dbugey@udalllaw.com

Tucson: 520.623.4353

Practice Focus & Experience

BV Distinguished 2012 by Martindale HubbleMs. Thompson practices in the area of civil litigation, including general negligence, medical malpractice, and personal injury. She focuses her practice on representing hospitals, physicians, employers and other insureds in complex litigation. Ms. Thompson has represented healthcare providers, including physicians, dentists, and nurses before regulatory agencies on matters concerning discipline and licensure. She has also represented healthcare providers in responding to HIPAA violations before the Office for Civil Rights as well as assisted providers in breach notifications required under the HITECH Act. Ms. Thompson consults with physicians and health care entities on various regulations and issues relating to Medicare, DEA, and STARK. She has presented several seminars and in-house training on various HIPAA issues.

Representative Matters

  • Defends healthcare providers in medical malpractice litigation
  • Represents national insurance carriers and insureds in personal injury and general negligence litigation
  • Represents major corporations and small businesses in litigation involving discrimination, wrongful termination and personal injury claims
  • Represents healthcare providers before regulatory agencies

Education

  • University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D., 1999)
  • University of Arizona (B.A., Psychology, magna cum laude, 1996)

Court Admissions/Memberships

  • Arizona State Courts
  • U.S. District Court of Arizona
  • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Tucson Defense Bar
  • Pima County Bar Association
  • Arizona Association of Health Care Lawyers
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Board Member
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Presentations & Publications

Community Involvement

  • Women in Health Care, Tucson Chapter, Member (2001 – 2006)
  • American Heart Association, Southern Arizona Division, Board of Directors (2010 – present)
  • Arizona Society for Healthcare Risk Management, Sponsor