Thompson Coburn

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Thompson Coburn LLP
No. of offices7
No. of attorneys> 400 (2024)
Major practice areasGeneral practice
Key peopleRoman Wuller, Chairman [1] Allen Capdeboscq, Jr. Chief Operating Officer
Revenue$234M (2021) [2]
Date founded1929
Company type Limited liability partnership

Thompson Coburn LLP is a U.S. law firm with offices in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Southern Illinois, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. [3] [4] The firm has been especially active in the field of product liability. [5]



The firm was founded in 1929 and became known as Thompson Coburn in 1996 through the merger of two St. Louis firms, Thompson & Mitchell and Coburn & Croft.[ citation needed ] In July 2007 Thompson Coburn merged with Fagel Haber of Chicago. In 2013, the firm merged with Los Angeles-based Freedman Weisz LLP and opened an office in Los Angeles. [6]

In July 2020, Roman Wuller succeeded Tom Minogue as chairman. [1] [7] In July 2021, Thompson Coburn combined with Hahn & Hessen and opened a new office in New York. [8] The Hahn & Hessen addition expanded the firm's capabilities in representing financial institutions and other financial market participants in commercial finance, bankruptcy, workouts, and complex litigation.

The firm has over 400 attorneys in more than 50 areas of law as of 2024. In September 2023, the firm announced that Chris Hohn had been elected to follow Wuller as the next chairman, effective August 2024.

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