Lynn Patton Thompson
Lynn Patton Thompson
Phone: 601.987.4821
Best Lawyer 2018
ABOUT Lynn Patton Thompson

Lynn Thompson has practiced extensively in the areas of government contracts (federal, state, and local), construction law, commercial litigation, and small business consulting for 25 years. Prime contractors, subcontractors, owners, and suppliers in all aspects of construction and contract-related matters retain her for her experience, know-how and business-minded approach. Lynn is a problem solver.  She counsels clients in contract drafting and negotiation, business planning, disputes, claims and appeals, bid protests, litigation, arbitration, and mediation.

Lynn represents large and small businesses that do business with the federal and state governments. She has extensive experience in bid protests at the Government Accountability Office and the Court of Federal Claims and in protests before the U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Hearings and Appeals. She also represents contractors in disputes, claims, and other aspects of contract administration. Her prior experience as an attorney-advisor with the United States Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. provides a unique perspective for representing clients in the private sector.

Transactional work also features in Lynn's practice.  She has assisted clients in the role of their business assets, business formation, and other project-related transactions such as teaming agreements, joint venture agreements and closings for public projects.

Lynn also focuses on special small business programs, including the HUBZone Program, 8(a) Program, Women-Owned Small Business Program, Mentor-Protégé Program, and the Veteran-Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Concern programs. She regularly consults with businesses that desire to participate in these programs and assists them with business planning, certification, contract drafting, compliance, and protests. She has a national base of clients, from all over the Southeast, West Coast, Hawaii, Kentucky, South Carolina, Texas and states in between.

As associate counsel for the Mississippi Association of General Contractors, Lynn assisted with development of Mississippi's Construction Lien Law that became effective in 2014.  She has lectured extensively on this new litigation.

Lynn is a certified mediator on the Mississippi State Bar's List of Mediators.

Practice Areas
Emory University School of Law, J.D. (1992)
Emory University, B.A. summa cum laude (1988)
Bar Admissions
Mississippi, Virginia, Georgia
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Court of Federal Claims
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Listed by Best Lawyers in Construction Law
Mississippi Secretary of State Uniform Commercial Code Debtor-Creditor Study Group (2009)
Publications & Events
Integrated Project Delivery - Will the Federal Government Join This Industry Trend? (Summer 2017)
"Indemnity Clauses: Is the Subcontractor Responsible? What About the Design Professional?"
Construction Defect Litigation From A to Z, National Business Institute (2013)
Construction and Federal Procurement Law Seminar (2011)
"A History of Enactment and Significant Amendments to the False Claims Act," False Claims in Construction Contracts: Federal, State and Local, Charles M. Sink and Krista L. Pages, Editors (2007)
AIA Contracts in Mississippi (2004)
Waivers, Releases and Project End Change Orders presented at the ABA Forum on Construction Industry 2002 Annual Meeting
Claims for Lost Labor Productivity,The Construction Lawyer (April 2000)
Contractor's Desk Book on Mississippi Law (1996)
Equitable Adjustments in Federal Government Contracts (1996)
Membership & Affiliations
ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
Associated General Contractors of Mississippi
Capital Area Bar Association
The Mississippi Bar
State Bar of Georgia
Virginia State Bar
Reported Decisions
W. B. Construction and Sons, Inc., B-405818; B-405818.2, 2012 CPD ¶ 17
W. B. Construction and Sons, Inc., B-405874; B-405874.2 (2011) U.S. Comp. Gen. Lexis
Commonwealth of Kentucky, Education Cabinet, Department for the Blind, v. United States; 05-5010, 434 F.3d 1222 (2005)
Melvin Hinson v. N&W Construction Company, Inc., 890 So.2d 65 (Miss. 2004)
North Carolina Division of Services for the Blind, et al. v. The United States, et al.; No. 02-215C United States Court of Federal Claims 53 Fed. Ct. 147 (CFC 2002)