McClain Thompson is a litigation associate in Kirkland’s Washington office.
He has represented clients such as Energy Future Holdings Corp., Avison Young, Mission Coal Company, and Highbridge Principal Strategies, LLC in a variety of matters in federal and state courts across the country.
McClain maintains an active pro bono practice. He represented three federal prisoners in successful clemency petitions and currently represents a capital inmate in post-conviction proceedings in Tennessee state court.
Before joining Kirkland, McClain served as a law clerk to Judge Duane Benton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Admissions & Qualifications
- 2019District of Columbia
- 2016New York
- Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.2014
- University of MissouriBachelor of Journalismsumma cum laude2011