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F. Dalton Thompson III


Dalton Thompson focuses his practice on construction law and litigation and business disputes.

Professional Biography

Mr. Thompson assists clients through all stages of the construction and development of a project, including litigation. He represents public and private owners, contractors and subcontractors, and design professionals in a wide array of industries, including manufacturing, automotive, hospitality, and health care.

After graduating law school, Mr. Thompson served as a judicial law clerk to Judge Gilbert S. Merritt Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Prior to joining Baker Donelson, he practiced construction law and commercial litigation at a respected boutique litigation firm in Nashville.

  • Member – Nashville Bar Association
  • Member – Tennessee Bar Association
  • Selected to Mid-South Rising Stars (2022, 2023) for Construction Litigation



  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2019
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, B.S., 2015


  • Tennessee, 2019
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

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