Thompson & Knight supports, participates in, and is dedicated to many charitable and nonprofit organizations in the communities we serve and beyond. Through the Thompson & Knight Foundation, formed more than 20 years ago, we lend financial support each year to hundreds of civic and charitable organizations promoting diversity, the arts, education, the elderly, health care, youth mentoring, and other similarly focused programs.
We also encourage our employees to lead balanced lives through public involvement, pro bono work, and charitable giving. By educating our attorneys and staff about the organizations with whom we partner, the Firm maintains active involvement in many community initiatives.
Named a Community of Respect® Partner by the Anti-Defamation League
More than $550,000 committed by the Thompson & Knight Foundation to civic and charitable causes in 2020
Received the 2018 Silver Award from the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
Through the years, the Firm has engaged in a number of activities reflecting our commitment to community. We have built houses for Habitat for Humanity, organized clothing drives for victims of natural disasters, and participated in various fundraising activities for organizations such as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Boys & Girls Clubs, March of Dimes®, and Ronald McDonald House of Dallas or Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children®.
Thompson & Knight funds academic scholarships for four graduating students from Booker T. Washington School for the Visual and Performing Arts, and we sponsor SMU Dedman School of Law LawFit assessments for the incoming first year students.
For more than 10 years, Thompson & Knight has partnered with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office by participating in the Lawyer on Loan Program. Through the program, the Firm sends Associates to the DA’s office each year to serve as Deputy Assistant District Attorneys, selecting juries and trying criminal cases in the Frank Crowley Courts Building. Our Associates also have the opportunity to gain trial experience through our partnerships with the municipal courts in Austin and Arlington, Texas.
In addition, we have numerous members of the Firm who hold volunteer leadership positions in community service organizations.