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Peter R. J. Thompson

Peter R. J. Thompson

Of Counsel
Location:
Daytona Beach, Florida
Phone:
(386) 323-9253
Fax:
(386) 323-9255
Email:

Peter Thompson's practice focuses exclusively on immigration and naturalization law. Mr. Thompson represents both businesses and individuals with their immigration and naturalization legal matters, including employment-based visas, family petitions, fiancé visas, student visas and U.S. naturalization and citizenship applications.

The types of employment-based temporary ("non-immigrant") and permanent ("immigrant"--often called "green card") visas regularly handled by Mr. Thompson include non-immigrant Investor Visas (E-1, E-2 and E-5), non-immigrant International Intracompany Transfers (L-1), immigrant Multinational Executives and Managers (EB-1), non-immigrant NAFTA Professional from Canada or Mexico (TN), immigrant Aliens with Extraordinary Abilities (EB-1), immigrant Aliens with Exceptional Abilities (EB-2), non-immigrant Specialty Occupation Workers (H1-B) and non-immigrant P Visas for artists, athletes and entertainers.

Mr. Thompson previously practiced law in San Diego, California, where his corporate clients for employment-based green cards included the 2nd largest company worldwide in the manufacture of window coverings with plants in Mexico, a major injection molding firm with plants in Mexico, an alternative health products company with a hospital in Mexico and sales worldwide, and numerous international trucking companies.

Mr. Thompson also has had substantial experience in international law in Latin America, including México, Central America and Caribbean basin countries.

Mr. Thompson is fluent in Spanish, which allows him to regularly assist clients from Latin America with their legal affairs in the United States.

In his free time, Mr. Thompson composes and performs music, plays golf, reads books on ancient Roman and Greek history, enjoys bodysurfing, beach bike riding and beachcombing, helps his daughter with her math and science homework, and has recently taken up painting.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Immigration & Naturalization Law

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1979
  • Supreme Court of California, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1979

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • Juris Doctor cum laude - 1979
    • Honors: Book Award for highest grade in Contracts, 1978
    • Honors: Law Review representative to the annual conference of the American Association of Immigration Attorneys, Honolulu HI, 1978
    • Law Review: San Diego Law Review, Editor, 1978 - 1979
  • University of California at Berkeley, California
    • B.A. cum laude - 1970
    • Major: Philosophy

Published Works

  • Law review article in the San Diego Law Review (1979), on water rights issues in California
  • California Business Torts (Matthew Bender treatise)
  • Mexican Property Law, published in the Real Property section of the California State Bar Journal
  • "It’s the Law", a multi-year column on Mexican property law published in the Baja Time magazine

Past Employment Positions

  • Peter R. J. Thompson, Attorney-at-Law, in California and Latin America

Pro Bono Activities

  • Co-founder, Board Member and Legal Counsel for “Miracle Ranch”, a church-sponsored orphanage in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico
  • Co-founder, Board Member and Legal Counsel for “The Baja Scholarship Fund”, which provides scholarships to poor children in Baja California, Mexico
  • Long history of pro bono immigration services for poor families in Latin America

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English