Professional Development

At Thompson Burton, we invest in your success through professional development at all levels. We value growth, whether you pursue a long-term career with us or explore other legal opportunities. Our nurturing and supportive culture emphasizes continuous advancement which motivates us to grow together.

Success in today's legal market demands more than mere expertise. It necessitates charisma, exceptional communication, leadership, grit and passion. From your very first day, whether you're a partner-level attorney or a summer clerk, we provide comprehensive education about the legal profession. Explore opportunities in paralegal jobs, professional staff careers, law internships, attorney positions, law clerk positions, and legal administrative assistant jobs as we guide you toward a rewarding career in law.

"There is no shortcut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation – veneer isn’t worth anything."
                                                                                              - George Washington Carver

At Thompson Burton, transparency has been a core value from the beginning. Such clarity is essential to build and maintain trust among our partners, and it has been a key factor in our growth over the years. We are unapologetically different and proud to resist standard industry practices.

Business of Law Education

We are committed to providing Business of Law Education with our comprehensive approach to legal careers. Thompson Burton appreciates not only legal acumen but also the business aspects of the legal profession. Our training programs equip team members with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the competitive legal market, ensuring that they are well-rounded professionals poised for success in their careers.

TB Book Club

Our seasonal lunch meetings unite the office to discuss excerpts from the current book we are reading, sparking insightful discussions that promote idea exchange and team cohesion. We have recently read Dr. Carol Dweck’s Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,  The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel and Afraid to Hope by Rick Rigsby, Ph.D.

Internal Networking

Our team mandates quarterly meetings where various practice groups gather to evaluate their strategies, sharing insights on what's effective and what isn't. This cross-collaboration has proven essential for capturing otherwise overlooked information and promoting a culture of knowledge exchange.


This law firm is dedicated to providing its employees with cutting-edge technology to optimize performance. We understand that investing in state of the art tools and systems begets exceptional performance in today's fast-paced legal environment. As early adopters of technology solutions, our team works smarter, streamlines workflows, and consistently produces top-shelf legal counsel, ultimately leading to client efficiencies and firm success.


We work hard and play hard. The firm places great value on fostering a balanced work-life dynamic, exemplified by inclusive events for our employees and their guests. Whether it's organizing exciting activities such as tailgating UT football games, climbing expeditions at SOAR, reserving exclusive spaces at Top Golf, or securing sections at Sounds baseball games, we prioritize enjoyable and engaging experiences.


At Thompson Burton, we equate making a difference with building a meaningful life. We strive to maintain a fine equilibrium between optimizing profitability and creating a profound community impact. This commitment is exemplified by our substantial contributions to numerous charitable causes, surpassing the standard in the legal profession.

TB Challenge

The Thompson Burton Challenge is a biannual program that incentivizes employees to achieve personal goals outside of work. Upon completion of an aggressive, non-work-related goal, employees can qualify for a cash reward. This program fosters a culture of personal growth and encourages employees to push themselves both in and outside the office.

Continuing Education

Thompson Burton hosts numerous educational opportunities in the office. These professonal development sessions are directly relevant to legal jobs, covering all aspects of continuing legal education as well as business of law topics such as cybersecurity, finance, ethics, business development and e-discovery.

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