Stacy Elizabeth Thompson | Bluestein Thompson Sullivan, LLC
Stacy Elizabeth Thompson graduated from the University of South Carolina Honors College in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Studies. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law and a Master of International Business Studies Degree (Portugese track) from the Darla Moore School of Business in 2000. She joined Bluestein & Nichols, LLC (now Bluestein Thompson Sullivan, LLC) in 2000, and became a partner in 2007. Stacy practices exclusively in the area of Social Security Disability.
Stacy is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR) and has been a member of the NOSSCR Board representing the Fourth and DC Circuits. She is also a member of the South Carolina Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, the SC Women Lawyers Association, the SC Bar Association and the Richland County Bar Association. Stacy volunteers with the South Carolina Pro Bono program through the Ask-A-Lawyer, SC Free Legal Answers and SC HELP at Transitions shelter and frequently participates as a judge for Mock Trial competitions (Middle School through Law School levels). She is a graduate of the SC Bar Leadership Academy (2010) and Leadership SC (2013 class) and has served on the Board of Trustees for Leadership SC.
Stacy is chair of the Social Security Disability section of the SC Association for Justice (formerly SC Trial Lawyers) and is a member of the SC Bar Publications Committee, Pro Bono Committee and is the current chair of the Solo/Small Firm Council. She has been a speaker at numerous seminars regarding social security disability throughout the state and nationally, including the South Carolina Association for Justice Annual Conference (2007 – 2020), and has organized/moderated social security seminars for the SC Bar (2006 – 2019). Stacy has been a speaker at NOSSCR conferences (2011 – 2018) in the areas of general practice tips, initial interviews, case development and dealing with the electronic file and has been the feature speaker on national teleconferences in various areas of initial case development, handling vocational testimony and the role of the paralegal in disability cases.
Stacy is the author of Social Security Disability Cases in South Carolina: Basic Case Evaluation and Management (SC Bar 4th Edition, 2019), and has authored chapters on social security disability for the Paralegal Survival Guide (SC Bar, 2020) and Briefcase Lawyer (SC Bar, 2nd edition due for publication in 2021). Stacy is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Columbia, where she served as Vice-President for Community and in 2012 was the recipient of the Katharine Heath Manning Perry award, which recognizes a member who has excelled in community voluntarism and activism. Stacy previously served as Board President of Able South Carolina, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of independent living for individuals with disabilities, and on the board of Special Olympics SC. She is a member of the USC Association of Letterman (Volleyball), a passionate Gamecock and proud mom of several rescue pets. Alongside her mother, she is an avid hiker and traveler, having visited all seven continents and reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Everest Base Camp.