George C. Thompson

Associate
Located in

Pittsburgh, PA

“I am not satisfied until I have turned over every document and exhausted all possible legal arguments.”

- George C. Thompson

“I am not satisfied until I have turned over every document and exhausted all possible legal arguments.”

- George C. Thompson

George is an attorney in Obermayer’s Litigation Department, focusing on commercial and employment litigation, and appellate matters. He helps his clients navigate problems by crafting the best legal strategy and George does not stop working until he feels that he has developed the best possible strategy.

In his free time, George enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and mini-dachshund. He also likes to run, read, and fly fish.

George has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation from the initial pleadings to jury verdict and appeal. Prior to joining Obermayer, George practiced at a highly regarded firm, where he gained significant experience working with a very experienced and accomplished trial lawyer.  As a part of this experience, about a month after passing the bar, George had the opportunity to sit second chair in a six-day jury trial in federal district court that resulted in a nearly $2 million verdict for the firm’s client. He has since drawn on this experience to successfully represent clients from many industries, conduct depositions, and prepare all types of pleadings and briefs.

Some of George’s Notable results include:

  • Prepared post-trial and appellate briefs that resulted in the Third Circuit affirming the district court’s decision to vacate all jury awarded damages for a company’s violations of the ADA, PHRA, and Allegheny County Human Relations Ordinance. Schirnhofer v. Premier Comp Sols., LLC, 832 F. App’x 121 (3d Cir. 2020).
  • Lead defense counsel in an arbitration involving claims for breach of employment contract and violation of the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law.
  • Prepared a brief that defeated a motion for summary judgment on a whistleblower law claim brought by the medical director of Pennsylvania’s largest veterans’ home. Vasil v. Dep’t of Military & Veterans Affairs, 230 A.3d 529 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2020).
  • Won referee’s decision reversing the determination that a company’s former employee, who was on intermittent FMLA leave, was entitled to unemployment compensation.
  • Successfully conducted and defended depositions.

In law school, George served as Notes and Comments Editor for the University of Pittsburgh Journal of Law and Commerce.