Orla G. Thompson


New York

(212) 908-1227

(212) 509-9492

Orla is an experienced litigator who focuses her practice on complex and commercial litigation matters, including toxic tort, construction, employment, federal whistleblower, business contract and real estate claims. She has appeared as counsel in New York appellate courts, federal and state courts and before federal administrative agencies. Orla handles and manages her cases through all phases of litigation, including case assessment and development, pre-trial pleadings and motions, discovery, trial preparation, and appeals.

Before joining the firm, Orla practiced at the New York office of a northeast-based law firm, where her practice focused on complex commercial litigation matters, including lead and mold litigation, federal whistleblower actions, and general malpractice litigation.

Orla earned her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Tufts University, and her law degree from Boston University School of Law. While in law school, she was a summer law clerk at the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, and also summered for a federal Magistrate Judge.


Orla Thompson Selected to Join the National Black Lawyers “Top 40 Under 40” for New York

October 22, 2019

Orla Thompson has been selected to join the National Black Lawyers “Top 40 Under 40” for New York. The National Black Lawyers (NBL) honors the top 40 attorneys under the age of 40 in each state who excel in their profession and promote diversity. The NBL selected Orla after a rigorous nomination and vetting process, that includes a review of the attorney’s prior cases, verdicts, deals/transactions, and community service.


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • Tufts University, B.A., cum laude, 2009
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of New York

Metropolitan Black Bar Association

New York Women’s Bar Association

Practicing Attorneys for Law Students (PALS)

National Black Lawyers "Top 40 Under 40"