114 W. Hill St., Warsaw, NC 28398
111 Duplin St, Kenansville, NC 28349
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 901, Warsaw, North Carolina 28398

Kennedy L. Thompson

A Duplin County Lawyer

Criminal Defense Lawyer Duplin County NC | Thompson & Thompson, P.C. - IMG_4504Practice Areas:

Criminal Law, DWI, Speeding Tickets and other Traffic Offenses, Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Estates






Firm Profile:

Thompson & Thompson P.C.
114 W. Hill Street
P. O. Box 901
Warsaw, North Carolina 28398
Duplin County
Telephone: 910-293-3124
Fax: 910-293-7171
Admitted: North Carolina State Courts 2001, US District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina – 2008; 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2018
College: University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 2001, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,B.A.1997
Associations & Memberships:
  • Fourth Judicial District, Duplin County and North Carolina Bar Associations
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Assistant District Attorney, 2001-2003
  • Recipient of the Legal Elite Award by North Carolina Business Magazine for the years 2008, 2014, and 2015
  • "Rising Star," North Carolina Super Lawyers 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013 by North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Thompson and Thompson is the only law firm in Duplin County listed in the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers. The firm has been listed every year since 1995.
  • Former Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors/President, Town of Warsaw, North Carolina
  • General Counsel, James Sprunt Community College
  • Local Counsel, Duplin/Lenior County Fraternal Order of Police
  • Duplin County Board of Commissioners- 2012 - current - Vice-Chairman 2012-2013; Chairman 2013-2015; Vice Chairman – 2017-Current
  • "Top 40 Under 40" - National Trial Lawyers for 2012 and 2014
  • Duplin County Veterans Celebration Committee Member
  • Duplin County Rotary, Member
  • "Top 40 Under 40" National Trial Lawyers for 2012 and 2014
  • "Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers" National Trial Lawyers for 2017 & 2018


Services Provided by Kennedy L. Thompson include:

Criminal Law

Criminal Law is an area of the law that includes a wide range of issues. The term Criminal Law includes charges from driving violations all the way up to murder. Our firm is proud to have Kennedy L. Thompson, a former assstant District Attorney with extensive experience in Criminal Law, to handle these complex and vitally important cases. Contact Kennedy L. Thompson if you need help with your criminal case.

Traffic Offenses

Pleading guilty to speeding tickets or other traffic violations in North Carolina without the benefit of legal representation could result in a suspension of your privilege to drive in the State of North Carolina or it could cause your insurance premiums to increase as much as 340% for three years. Here are a few examples of insurance points and rate increases:
  • Unsafe Movement carries 1 insurance point with a 25% rate increase for three years;
  • Speeding more than 10 mph over posted speed limit, where driver's speed is in excess of 55 mph but less than 76 mph, carries 2 insurance points with a 45% rate increase for three years;
  • Illegal Passing carries 2 insurance points with a 45% rate increase for three years;
  • Speeding over 75 mph where posted speed is less than 70 mph carries 4 insurance points with an 80% rate increase for three years;
  • Reckless Driving carries 4 insurance points with a 80% rate increase for three years;
  • Driving While License Revoked/Suspended carries 8 insurance points with a 190% rate increase for three years; and
  • Driving While Impaired carries 12 insurance points with a 340% rate increase for three years.

Civil Litigation

Civil litigation is a legal dispute between two or more parties that seek money damages or specific performance rather than criminal sanctions. Our firm specializes in civil litigation and we are known as a “litigators” or “trial lawyers”. We represent our clients in trials, hearings, arbitrations and mediation before administrative agencies in all federal, state and local courts.

Real Estate

When you are purchasing Real Estate, a good attorney is an essential part of your team. You need an attorney to search the title and look for potential liens or other encumbrances. These services eliminate worry and potential future problems for the buyer.


When a loved one passes, administering the estate can be confusing and difficult. You don't have to do it alone. An attorney can help guide you through the process of administering the estate.

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