Duvol M Thompson

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Duvol Thompson is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's New York office and a member of the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice.

Mr. Thompson focuses his practice on defending companies in complex litigation claims, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, and tortious interference with contractual relations. Mr. Thompson also is experienced in insurance and reinsurance litigation, as well as coverage disputes.

Mr. Thompson has experience with all facets of litigation, from pretrial discovery, including witness preparation and interviews, to taking and defending depositions, motion practice, and trial and appeals. He has successfully tried matters as lead trial counsel and defended them on appeal thereafter, first-chaired mediations, and negotiated settlements for corporate clients.

In addition, Mr. Thompson is a member of the New York City Bar Association's Judiciary Committee, for which he evaluates judicial candidates for election, re-election, appointment and reappointment to judicial office.

Prior to attending law school Mr. Thompson was a two-time All-Ivy League and All-American cornerback at the University of Pennsylvania, and thereafter played professionally in the National Football League (NFL).

While attending law school, Mr. Thompson was a board member of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), a member of the Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Team (competition team) and a member of the Environmental Law Review.

Honors & Awards

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellows Program, 2019
  • Rising Star, New York Super Lawyers magazine, 2015-2018


  • New York City Bar Association
  • Metropolitan Black Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • New York City Bar Association Judiciary Committee