Lawyers of Distinction 2022
10 Best Attorney - 2023
Expertise 2023
2023 Member - American Immigration Lawyers Association
Pennsylvania Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers - PACDL

About Us

Thompson Law Advocates, P.C. helps immigrants, and their families, navigate the complex United States systems of immigration law, federal criminal defense law, and international law defense. We provide direct immigration services for family reunification, visas, work authorizations, deportation removal defense, asylum, adjustment of status to lawful permanent residency (LPR, “green card”), naturalization and citizenship and more. We specialize in providing both direct representation in federal criminal court, as well as defense attorney support regarding immigration consequences [Padilla v. Kentucky, or “crimmigration”]. In addition to these practice areas, our expertise places us in a unique position to provide defense for immigrant parents facing accusations of Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (1980) and the International Child Abduction Remedies Act (ICARA), codified at 42 U.S.C. § 11601, et seq. Our skillful and personal representation of people generates exceptional results.

Our Team

Peter Thompson

Founding Attorney

Tireless. Focused. Trusted and zealous advocate.

Peter Thompson, Esq., aggressively and creatively handles pressing legal matters.

A trial attorney whose sole dedication is representing individuals, he is a recognized specialist is three distinct yet related areas: immigration, criminal law and trial advocacy.

A dedicated representative of the people, he also trains other attorneys and judges and future lawyers in these matters. Honors graduate of Temple Law Trial Advocacy program, Professor of Law, Author, NITA faculty member. Even simple criminal and immigration matters are serious; work with someone with answers.

Meg Miles


Meg Miles is an effective and highly trained court recognized expert Mitigator. She serves clients in our criminal trial federal courts and immigration cases and removal defense practice as a key member of the legal team providing a thoughtful and rigorous defense. Meg tirelessly investigates the history and life experiences of clients, then translates the findings into a narrative that Judges and prosecutors can understand both pre-plea and at sentencing. The difference is remarkable – avoiding either a conviction or an unnecessarily long incarceration or unjust sentence provides clients a chance to constructively move forward with their lives.

Combining her own life experiences, years of work in the high-stakes federal courts, and extensive training, Meg provides meaningful and tangible value. Having a lawyer and a skilled mitigator who can voice your experience supports better results for clients. In addition to regularly attending federally provided continuing educational conferences, Meg has earned a certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Counseling from UCLA.

More than just telling their story, Meg brings her extensive education and experience to each case with a passion for representing to the court the uniqueness of each client and providing lasting solutions to legal situations.

Janice Thompson


Janice is a skilled paralegal providing direct and meaningful collaborative support in all our legal cases – criminal law, immigration law, and Hague Convention matters. She is directly involved in investigations, collaborative case theory development, and in communications with clients, family members and witnesses.

Coming from a well-rounded medical and educational background, Janice works in ways that give our clients a stronger voice within our legal system. She knows how to read what is unwritten in medical and investigative reports, and is quick to see advantages in our cases, and identify weaknesses in the prosecutions position.

In addition to reputable advanced higher education degrees at multiple universities, Janice earned her Certificate in Paralegal Studies at Delaware County Community College.

Client Reviews

The legal representation provided by Peter was honestly exceptional and tailored precisely for my complex situation. My immigration hurdles began in 2010 and did not conclude until 2021. During that lengthy period I had retained the services of about four other attorneys. The service...

Anonymous Client, 2021

I was looking for an attorney to represent me during my citizenship interview. Peter was so friendly and understanding, patient and made me feel comfortable and confident that my case would be okay. He listened to my situation and offered his advice before asking if I wanted him to represent me...

Anonymous Client, 2021

Finding the right legal representation is hard. Peter and his team are amazing. Peter is so down to earth and is so honest. We always felt comfortable asking any questions. His response time is second to none. Knowing that all of the paperwork was being filled out correctly the first time is worth...

Anonymous Client, 2021

A good lawyer is important, a great lawyer is priceless! I met with Peter in 2018, and knew he was the right lawyer for my complicated case. He showed me that he knows immigration law very well, and we built a plan for success. He made sure that I understood what was happening with my case and met...

Anonymous Client, 2022

My dream came true! I came to Lawyer Peter Thompson and his Philadelphia team with a prior deportation order after facing threats of torture in my home country. He was recommended to me. From the very start, Peter was in my corner – very responsive, intelligent, driven, and genuine. He did not just...

Anonymous Client, 2022

Thompson Law Advocates, P.C.

1500 Walnut St
7th Floor West

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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