Nicole Thompson

Nicole Thompson

Adjunct Professor


J.D. Duke University School of Law
B.A. Duke University
Lord Rothermere Scholar Oxford University

Courses Taught

Employment Law

Career Highlights

Professor Nicole E. Thompson is a practicing attorney with concentrations in Employment Law and Entertainment Law.  She attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina on a full-merit scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and African-American Studies.  Professor Thompson then matriculated to Duke University School of Law in Durham, North Carolina as a Duke Law merit scholarship recipient and graduated with a Juris Doctorate degree.  Selected as a Lord Rothermere Scholar, Professor Thompson studied at Oxford University in Oxford, England with a concentration: Law and Liability – Comparative Study of Personal Injury Law in Britain and the United States.

Professor Thompson has extensive transactional and litigation experience.  She formerly served as a Contract Compliance Specialist for the City of Atlanta, counseling minority and disadvantaged businesses and enforcing the City of Atlanta’s Equal Business Opportunity Program.  Professor Thompson went on to become an associate at Minter and Associates, LLC, a boutique Entertainment Law firm, where she concentrated her practice in the area of Entertainment and Media Contract Transactions.  Professor Thompson then founded the NEO Law Firm, specializing in Employment Law, Entertainment and Media Law, and Business Contracts.  Professor Thompson advises clients in Employment-related matters, and her Employment practice extends to all phases of Employment-related civil proceedings and federal litigation. She has successfully litigated Employment-related claims in federal District and Circuit Courts as well as the state courts of Georgia.

Professor Thompson joined the faculty of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School in the fall of 2013 as an adjunct professor teaching Employment Law in the J.D. program and Workplace Safety Regulations in the LL.M. program.