Immigration and Nationality Law Firm

Elizabeth Thompson

(612) 349-3040

Elizabeth Thompson has been practicing immigration law for more than 35 years.  In 1996, Elizabeth Thompson co-founded Myers Thompson with Sam Myers, who is now Of Counsel with the firm.  Myers Thompson Medeiros is now co-owned and managed by Elizabeth and John Medeiros and the firm continues to provide high-quality legal representation to its clients worldwide. Elizabeth was named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for Immigration Law, Minneapolis (2019). As the President of Myers Thompson Medeiros, Elizabeth promotes diversity among its clients, who reflect a variety of industries including scientific research and medical device manufacturing; technology; advertising; construction management; automotive component manufacturing; and fashion and textile design.  Elizabeth is considered a leading practitioner in issues related to employment-based immigration with a focus on managing immigration for large multi-national corporate clients. She was the first Chairperson of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”)’s U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement Committee, where she drafted regulatory language to implement immigration-related provisions of the trade agreement, and remains a national expert in the area of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  She is a former member of the AILA’s Board of Governors and former Senior Editor of AILA’s Annual Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook, an annual publication featuring the best writings in the field of immigration law.  She is listed as a Minnesota Law & Politics Super Lawyers for corporate immigration, and recognized by Corporate Immigration Law Who’s Who, and Corporate International Magazine.  Elizabeth is a graduate of the University of Minnesota (BA 1978, summa cum laude; JD 1983, cum laude)