Noticed celebrates its newest member, Attorney Jason E. Thompson
SALEM, Ore., April 9, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Jason E. Thompson, Partner, Ferder, Casebeer, French & Thompson, LLP, has joined Noticed©, an invitation-only service for distinguished professionals. Thompson has been chosen as a Distinguished Lawyer™ based on peer reviews and ratings, dozens of recognitions, and accomplishments achieved throughout his career.
Thompson outshines others in his field due to his extensive educational background, numerous awards and recognitions, and career longevity. He earned his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California–Los Angeles before going on to earn his J.D., Certificate in Dispute Resolution, and MBA simultaneously from Willamette University in 2001.
Over the course of his career, Thompson has been named a “Top 100 Criminal Defense” attorney by the The National Trial Lawyers, a Superior DUI Attorney by NAFDD™, and the Willamette University College of Law Mentor of the Year.
The reality is that most crime is local and it's relational; it usually happens between people who know each other.
With over 15 years dedicated to law, Thompson brings a wealth of knowledge to his industry, and, in particular, to his area of specialization, criminal law, with a particular emphasis on complex white-collar cases and major Ballot Measure 11 cases. Thompson was initially inspired to pursue a career in law after reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" as a freshman in high school. This book, with its themes of power dynamics in the struggle for justice, has stayed with him throughout his life and has shaped his life and impacted his career. In his words:
"I've seen power, I've worked with those that have power, and I've had power. Yet, throughout all of those experiences, I would rather represent those without it. As Clarence Darrow once said: 'I have lived my life, and I have fought my battles, not against the weak and the poor — anyone can do that — but against power, against injustice, against oppression, and I have asked no odds from them and I never shall.' In my work, I ask for no odds, but I trust that I can help those who feel like they are helpless."
As a thought leader in his field, Thompson has a unique vantage point from which to observe trends in criminal law. He notes that in Oregon, and around the country, he sees fear mongering beginning to usurp high regard for individual freedoms in citizens' minds:
"I think the biggest change that we're seeing at least in Oregon is that discretion is being taken away from judges and individual liberties are being eroded. We have a lot of politicians that are using fear tactics to win elections. They reference crime rates and try to make you afraid of the ‘bad guys’. The reality is that most crime is local and it’s relational; it usually happens between people who know each other. This brings us to something like the #MeToo movement which is really blurring the line between criminal and civil offenses. So this is a really interesting and important time to be in my field."
For more information, visit Thompson's profile on the Noticed© website here: https://noticed.co/members/jason-e-thompson/0eddd1661dfb4cc8.
Noticed© has written this news release with approval and/or contributions from Jason E. Thompson. Noticed is an invitation-only reputation management service that is dedicated to helping professionals stand out, network, and gain a competitive edge. Noticed selects a limited number of professionals based on their individual recognitions and history of personal excellence.