Gartin Building Courtroom with the Great Seal of the State of Mississippi

Supreme Court names new editor of opinions

January 5, 2006

Attorney Wendy Keith Thompson of Jackson is the new Editor of Opinions for the Mississippi Supreme Court. Her first day on the job was Jan. 3.

The editor of opinions proofreads, analyzes and suggests revisions in written opinions of the Supreme Court before they are finalized.

Thompson is a former law professor. She taught for four years at the University of Mississippi School of Law during the regular sessions, and for three summer sessions at the Mississippi College School of Law. She taught for a year at Chicago-Kent College of Law. She most recently served for a year as a law clerk to Judge Rhesa H. Barksdale of the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Jackson.

Thompson was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1993, to the Wisconsin Bar in 1995, and to the Illinois Bar in 1996.

Her private practice experience has been concentrated in the areas of tax law and commercial litigation. She worked as an associate in the firm of Reinhart Boerner Vandeuren Norris & Rieselbach in Milwaukee, Wis., from August 1994 to October 1995, and as an associate in the firm of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal in Chicago from November 1995 to August 1999. She did contract consulting work with various firms from May 2001 to June 2004.

Thompson earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Mississippi in 1990 and a law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1993. She earned a Masters of Law in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 1994.