The firm’s senior legal advisor is the Honorable William C. Thompson. He is a graduate of Brooklyn College and Brooklyn Law School. He was elected to the New York State Senate in 1965, and served until 1968.


Hon. William C. Thompson with the late United States Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968.

He was chairman of the Joint Legislative Committee on  Child Care Needs, and he sponsored over twenty-five bills that were signed into law. Justice Thompson served on the New York City Council from 1969 to 1973. He  was elected as a Justice of the Supreme Court in 1974.

In November 1974 he was  designated as an associate Justice of the Appellate Term, 2nd and 11th Districts  (Kings, Richmond and Queens Counties). On January 18, 1978, he was appointed  Assistant Administrative Judge in charge of the Supreme Court for Brooklyn and  Staten Island.

On December 8th, 1980, he was designated by Governor Hugh Carey as an  Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department. He served as an Appellate  Division Judge for over twenty years where he analyzed in excess of 24,000 cases,  encompassing all types of litigation ranging from criminal matters to probate, and medical malpractice to corporate litigation. He retired on January 1, 2001 and currently serves as  counsel to the firm of Roger Victor Archibald, PLLC.