10.29.2009

Law Graduate Named to Hampton Roads’ “Top 40 Under 40”

Regent University School of Law is proud that another of its graduates has been named to Inside Business’ “Top 40 Under 40.”

Each year since 1999, the journal highlights the Hampton Roads’ talent making significant contributions to their career fields and to the community.

This year Brett Thompson (’01) was recognized for his strong leadership and professional growth as an attorney and business owner. Thompson practices real estate and corporate law and made partner at Kellam, Pickrell, Cox & Tayloe, P.C. after only five years with the firm.

Strongly motivated by his wife, Tiffany, and two children, Thompson strives to maintain a healthy balance between his work and professional responsibilities.

“There is no higher level of achievement or greater satisfaction at the end of the day than to come home to a loving family,” he said. “I try to keep in mind that if I deprive my family then that will weaken my ability to be productive in all other aspects of my life.”

He serves the community through several charitable and civic organizations, including as President of the Norfolk Sunrise Rotary Club.

Thompson credits Regent with laying the foundation for his success. “I hope this award will help highlight Regent University as a top institution of higher learning that continually produces productive leaders,” he said.

Inside Business recognized another Regent Law graduate, Diane Toscano (’06), in 2008’s “Top 40 Under 40.”