Richard Thompson is the President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center. Thompson spent 24 years of his professional career at the executive level of law enforcement. As elected Oakland County Prosecuting Attorney for eight years (from 1989 to 1996), Thompson directed a staff of 180 including 102 lawyers, and administered an annual budget of $12 million dollars. His accomplishments included: successfully defending the constitutionality of Michigan’s Mandatory Life Law for major drug dealers in the United States Supreme Court, creating the state’s first Child Sexual Assault Crimes Unit, and developing one of the nation’s toughest no plea bargaining policies--which achieved a 98 percent conviction rate.
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