Serving New Hanover & Pender Counties

(910) 444-1992

Attorney Profile

Originally from Morehead City, N.C., Miriam Thompson has been serving clients inMiriam M. Thompson the Wilmington area since 1995.  Before opening her own law firm in 2001, she practiced law for six years at Zimmer and Zimmer, Attorneys at Law, L.L.P.   Miriam earned her JD degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law in 1995. She attended St. Mary's College in Raleigh, North Carolina and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1991.

Miriam  is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, The North Carolina Bar Association and the New Hanover County Bar Association. She is also serving on the board of the Coastal Women's Attorney Association.
Miriam M. Thompson

Miriam Thompson has practiced criminal defense and personal injury law in southeastern North Carolina since 1995. She has been featured twice in North Carolina Lawyers Weekly for successfully challenging the constitutionality of a DSS child abuse statute and for winning a DWI entrapment defense case. She has settled and tried hundreds of cases, ranging from serious felony offenses and DWI cases to personal injury and wrongful death cases.






In November, 2015, Miriam Thompson successfully defended a client charged with attempted first degree murder, kidnapping, and various felony assaults. After a week of trial, the defense made a motion to dismiss the attempted first degree murder and kidnapping charges at the close of the State's evidence. The presiding Superior Court Judge granted the motion and dismissed the charges.

In July, 2015, Miriam Thompson was elected to serve on the board of the Coastal Women's Attorney Association. 

Click here to read about a recent victory in the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

Contact Information
Miriam M. Thompson
Attorney at Law, PLLC
307 N. Fifth Ave.
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-444-1992
Fax: 910-343-0776