The SUPREME COURT of MISSOURI Historical Society

Bill Thompson

Clerk of Supreme Court, 2012 to 2017

Thompson came to the Court in June 1978 after nearly three years as a staff attorney for the Joint Committee on Legislative Research for the state’s General Assembly. He served as a staff attorney until 1979, when he was named staff counsel. He served as counsel to the Court since 1997. He also served as acting commission counsel for the state’s Judicial Finance Commission from 1985 to 1989. He served as vice chair of The Missouri Bar’s civil practice and procedure committee since 1990. Throughout his career, Thompson served as a legal advisor to 30 Missouri Supreme Court judges and to nearly 400 law clerks.