Colin Thompson focuses his practice on defending clients against putative class actions involving claims of deceptive and unfair trade practices, product liability, consumer and employee rights, statutory violations and mass torts. Defending and trying these class actions has provided Colin extensive experience in the procedural nuances of large class actions and in the substantive defense of a claims asserted against businesses.  In addition to his class action practice, Colin maintains an active business litigation practice in which he represents clients involved in disputes regarding breaches of contract, intellectual property rights, real estate transactions, franchise issues and other business matters.

The Martindale-Hubell Law Directory notes that opposing counsel have commended Colin for being a "remarkably skilled attorney who has always exhibited the highest professional standards."  Colin has first-chaired significant jury and non-jury trials and has represented clients in arbitration proceedings and hearings and in appellate proceedings. His jury-trial experience includes complex business disputes and consumer class actions taken to jury verdict. At the appellate level, Colin has obtained for clients affirmance of trial verdicts and reversals of trial court class certification orders, effectively ending hard-fought, lengthy litigations. 

Indeed, some of Colin’s most significant legal accomplishments have come in complex class action cases. Colin’s efforts in such cases have not only provided victories for his clients, but have also resulted in appellate decisions that have clarified and placed limits on class claims asserted under the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA). Those decisions have been cited by commentators, litigants and courts throughout the country in support of tighter bounds on claims brought under states’ Little FTC Acts.