Overview

Darcie Thompson is a West Palm Beach litigation attorney who focuses her practice on assisting clients in the investigation and litigation of complex fraud schemes, as well as in business litigation matters and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) litigation.

Ms. Thompson has a significant background in a wide range of substantive areas and industries, including ERISA, commercial contracts, employment, antitrust, financial services, energy, Florida statutory violations and business torts.

In addition, Ms. Thompson has considerable experience litigating cases in federal district courts in various jurisdictions.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Thompson served as a law clerk for the Honorable John McBryde of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. While in law school, she was a judicial intern for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Experience

  • Defended sizeable insurance companies against multimillion-dollar claims from providers relating to payment for services, employee benefit plans, and various state and federal statutes and regulations
  • Investigated extensive fraud schemes involving patient brokering, kickbacks, deceptive trade practices and violations of related statutes
  • Litigated affirmative claims against individuals and entities involved in multifaceted schemes designed to exploit insurance benefits and defraud insurers, claims administrators and plan sponsors
  • Represented a sizeable municipality in prosecuting multimillion-dollar fraud and contract claims

  • Prosecuted civil claims on behalf of large insurance companies and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) claims administrators against entities and individuals engaged in complex and large-scale fraudulent schemes in the healthcare, substance abuse and automobile insurance industries
  • Defended claims administrators and insurers against ERISA claims brought as mass actions relating to health benefits, fiduciary duties and claims handling procedures

  • Defended a lending institution against claims seeking more than $10 million related to mortgage-backed securities in massive multi-defendant litigation

  • Defended an investment advisory firm against claims for securities violations, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty

Credentials

Education
  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., English and Anthropology, cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • All State Courts in Florida
  • All State Courts in Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Memberships
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Notre Dame Women Connect, Palm Beaches Chapter, Chair
  • Notre Dame Monogram Club
  • Stetson Law Review, Editorial Board 2010-2012
  • Stetson Moot Court Board, 2010-2012

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