William C. Thompson (Alabama judge)

William Cooper Thompson (born January 1962) is the presiding judge on the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals. He was first elected to the court in November 1996. He is the currently the longest tenured Judge in Alabama among all three of the state's statewide elected courts.

William C. Thompson
Presiding Judge of the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals
Assumed office
Judge of the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals
Assumed office
Personal details
BornJanuary 1962 (age 57)
Political partyRepublican
EducationUniversity of Alabama B.A.
Cumberland School of Law J.D.


Thompson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alabama and his Juris Doctor from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.[1] Graduated from Stanhope Elmore High School.

Thompson practiced law in both Birmingham and Montgomery, including serving as the assistant legal advisor to the Governor of Alabama.[1]

Alabama court service

He was elected to the Court of Civil Appeals in 1996 and was reelected to the court in 2002, 2008, and 2014. He became presiding judge of the Court of Civil Appeals in 2007.[1]


Thompson is a registered Republican.[2]


William Thompson at Ballotpedia

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