Kris Thompson

Kris Thompson has been a member of the New Orleans office of Baron & Budd since 2018. As part of the firm’s Mesothelioma Litigation Group, Mr. Thompson represents clients harmed by exposure to asbestos. His determination to obtain justice for victims of corporate greed sprang from his first representation of asbestos clients at Roussel & Clement in Mandeville, Louisiana. Advocating now for Baron & Budd’s mesothelioma patients has only intensified Mr. Thompson’s passion for representing individuals who don’t always have the knowledge or resources to help themselves. “I am dedicated to protecting those who have been harmed by companies that profit from failing to ensure the safety of others”. He is admitted to practice law before all Louisiana state courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Kris Thompson received his juris doctor from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where he was a quarterfinalist in the Ira S. Flory Mock Trial Competition and served as vice president of the campus Torts Society and as a Barristers Bowl team member. He also holds a degree in political science from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. While in law school, Mr. Thompson served a judicial externship under Judge Jewel E. “Duke” Welch of the Louisiana Court of Appeal, First Circuit, in Baton Rouge.

Kris Thompson was born, raised and educated in southeast Louisiana and is deeply familiar with the area’s customs, traditions, and strong ethical and religious backgrounds. He enjoys being able to utilize his legal training and knowledge to provide thorough representation to severely injured mesothelioma patients in complex litigation, perhaps appreciating the one-on-one communication he has with our clients best of all. “I am honored to represent individuals and families through one of the most medically, emotionally and financially challenging times in their lives. I take special pride in the strong, personal relationships I’ve built with them”.


Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (J.D./D.C.L. 2017)

Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA (B.A. Political Science 2013)

Bar and Court Admissions


US Eastern District of Louisiana

Professional Associations

Louisiana State Bar Association

Louisiana Association for Justice