Allison Burke Thompson

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Allison Burke Thompson

Of Counsel


Allison Thompson is Of Counsel in our Charleston office and focuses her practice on appellate, construction, insurance coverage, and real estate matters.

Allison brings a unique perspective with over 20 years of experience working with a boutique plaintiffs’ firm where she handled construction defect and insurance coverage cases. She represented homeowners’ associations as well as single-family residential and commercial property owners in complex, multi-party litigation in both state and federal courts. In addition to complex construction defect, coverage, and appellate matters, she has significant experience in evaluating and assessing monetary damages for mediation and trial, has significant experience in motions and trial preparation practice, and has a deep understanding of the importance of collaborations with clients and experts to ensure best practices and results.

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Allison began her career with a general insurance defense firm, where her practice focused on the defense of general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and window manufacturers in state and federal courts.

Originally from Hickory, North Carolina, Allison earned her Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina and her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the College of Charleston. In her spare time, Allison enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and giving back to community interests.



State Courts:

  • South Carolina

U.S. District Courts:

  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

U.S. Courts of Appeals:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • J.D., University of South Carolina, 1998
  • B.A., College of Charleston, 1994


  • Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired: Board Member, 2015-2019
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • College of Charleston Alumni Association: Board of Directors, 2013-2019
  • College of Charleston Alumni Relations, Alumni-Mentor Program: Co-Chair, 2014-2018
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  • College of Charleston Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Risk Management Committee: 2011-2016
  • South Carolina Swim Club: President, Board of Directors; 2018-2022

In the Press

Of Counsel Allison Burke Thompson Joins HBS Charleston

Of Counsel Allison Burke Thompson has joined the HBS Charleston office and will primarily focus on appellate, construction, insurance coverage, and real estate matters.