Lynn Patton Thompson

Biggs, Ingram & Solop, PLLC

Gulfport, Mississippi 39503


ADR, Business, Commercial, Construction, Corporate, Employment, Insurance, Product Liability

Lynn Thompson has practiced extensively in the areas of government contracts (federal, state, and local), construction law, commercial litigation, and small business consulting for nearly 20 years. She represents prime contractors, subcontractors, owners, and suppliers in all aspects of construction and contract-related matters, including contract drafting and negotiation, business planning, disputes, claims and appeals, bid protests, litigation, arbitration, and mediation.

Lynn represents large and small businesses that do business with the federal and state governments. She has extensive experience in bid protests at the General Accountability Office and the Court of Federal Claims and in protests before the U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Hearings and Appeals. She also represents contractors in disputes, claims, and other aspects of contract administration. Her prior experience as an attorney-advisor with the United States Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. provides a unique perspective for representing clients in the private sector.

Lynn also focuses on special small business programs, including the HUBZone Program, 8(a) Program, Women-Owned Small Business Program, Mentor-Protégé Program, and the Veteran-Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Concern programs. She regularly consults with businesses that desire to participate in these programs and assists them with business planning, certification, contract drafting, compliance, and protests. She has a national base of clients, from all over the Southeast, Hawaii, Kentucky, South Carolina, Texas and states in between.

Lynn is a certified mediator on the Mississippi State Bar's List of Mediators.


Emory University School of Law, J.D. (1992)
Emory University, B.A. summa cum laude (1988)

Bar Admissions

Mississippi, Virginia, Georgia
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Court of Federal Claims
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Mississippi Secretary of State Uniform Commercial Code Debtor-Creditor Study Group (2009)

Publications & Events

Construction and Federal Procurement Law Seminar (2011)
"A History of Enactment and Significant Amendments to the False Claims Act," False Claims in Construction Contracts: Federal, State and Local, Charles M. Sink and Krista L. Pages, Editors (2007)
AIA Contracts in Mississippi (2004)
“Waivers, Releases and Project End Change Orders” presented at the ABA Forum on Construction Industry’s 2002 Annual Meeting
“Claims for Lost Labor Productivity,” The Construction Lawyer (April 2000)
Contractor’s Desk Book on Mississippi Law (1996)
“Equitable Adjustments in Federal Government Contracts” (1996)

Membership & Affiliations

ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
Associated General Contractors of Mississippi
Capital Area Bar Association
The Mississippi Bar
State Bar of Georgia
Virginia State Bar
Reported Decisions
W. B. Construction and Sons, Inc., B-405818; B-405818.2, 2012 CPD ¶ 17
W. B. Construction and Sons, Inc., B-405874; B-405874.2 (2011) U.S. Comp. Gen. Lexis
Commonwealth of Kentucky, Education Cabinet, Department for the Blind, v. United States; 05-5010, 434 F.3d 1222 (2005)
Melvin Hinson v. N&W Construction Company, Inc., 890 So.2d 65 (Miss. 2004)
North Carolina Division of Services for the Blind, et al. v. The United States, et al.; No. 02-215C United States Court of Federal Claims 53 Fed. Ct. 147 (CFC 2002)

Biggs, Ingram, Solop & Carlson, PLLC
111 East Capitol Street, Suite 101  

Jackson, MS 39201

Direct Dial:  601.987-4821      
Direct Fax:  601-713-9921
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