Along with partner Robert Houston, attorney Kerry Thompson has also been practicing law in Scott County, Indiana for more than 40 years.  Kerry is a native of Scott County, and his practice includes real estate law and closings, municipal finance, estate planning, probate, business transactions, civil litigation, personal injury, criminal defense and civil mediation.

Kerry has also served for more than 40 years as counsel to the city of Scottsburg.

  • J.D., Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, magna cum laude (1975)
  • B.S., Indiana University (1971)
  • Indiana (all state courts)
  • Kentucky (all state courts)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
Professional Associations, Memberships, and Affiliations
  • Attorney, City of Scottsburg, Indiana (1976 – present)
  • Prosecuting Attorney, Scott County, Indiana (1979-82)
  • Director, Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association (1990-97) (President, 1995-96)
  • Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Indiana (1991-2001) (Chairman, 1999-2001)
  • Member, Scott County Bar Association
  • Member, Indiana Bar Association (Counsel to President, 2003-04)
  • Member, Kentucky Bar Association

Representative Matters

Real Estate

  • Conducting real estate closings
  • Providing advice and representation to property owners, buyers, and lenders in connection with real estate matters, including ownership, easements, and liens
  • Drafting deeds, mortgages, and any other documents necessary to conclude a real estate transaction, from a simple deed transfer to complicated commercial financing documents

Estate Planning & Probate and Trust Administration

  • Assisting personal representatives in the administration of hundreds of estates, including unsupervised and supervised matters
  • Helping minimize administration costs in probate while ensuring the efficient and timely estate administration
  • Assisting trustees with the administration of trusts
  • Providing estate planning advice to preserve the client’s estate and drafting wills and trusts

Business Matters

  • Providing representation to business owners and executives on a wide variety of contracts and transactional matters, including leases, licenses, employment and consulting contracts, purchases and sales of businesses, stock, and key assets
  • Counseling businesses concerning disputes and litigation matters


  • Serving as a mediator for several hundred disputes including matters such as personal injury, probate, breach of contract, collection matters, and real estate matters
  • Representing clients in mediations

Civil Litigation and Personal Injury

  • Representing individuals and businesses in contract disputes
  • Litigating real estate disputes
  • Vigorously advocating for the rights of injured persons, often teaming with another attorney in the firm to provide dual representation for the client at no additional cost to the client

Municipal Law

  • Serving as City attorney for Scottsburg and advising the City on ordinances, bonds, contracts, employment, and other municipal matters.