About

Thompson Law Offices Attorneys

About the Thompson Law Offices

As highly experienced professionals in the fields of estate planning and administration, Thompson Law Offices is able to educate the client as to the variety of planning tools that are available to effectuate the client’s goals while minimizing taxes and transfer costs. Basic estate plans commonly include Revocable Living Trusts, Pourover Wills, and Durable Powers of Attorney. After a complimentary analysis of the client’s assets and family structure, we may recommend more advanced estate planning techniques such as an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust, a Charitable Remainder Trust, or a Family Limited Partnership. We often arrive at our plans after consulting the financial or insurance planning professionals with whom the client has been working.

Trust Administration and Probate are major areas of our firm’s practice that are handled sensitively and expeditiously in a highly professional manner. We assist in handling or administering the probate estate or living trust after the passing of a loved one, when many important steps and tax elections may have to be made.

Randall

Randall L. Thompson, JD, LL.M, MBA (Finance)
Attorney

Randall L. Thompson received his law degree from U.C. Hastings College of the Law in 1978 and has since earned advanced degrees in Finance (U.C. Berkeley MBA) and Tax Law. He lectures frequently on the topics of estate planning and administration and is an instructor in those subjects as well as Business Law and Real Estate Law in local universities.

Email Randall at: randall@thethompsonlawoffices.com

Emily

Emily A. Thompson, JD, CELA
Attorney

Emily A. Thompson received her law degree from U.C. Hastings College of the Law in 1979. She has years of experience in estate planning and trust administration. Emily received a certification from the National Elder Law Foundation as a Certified Elder Law Attorney in 1997 and she is one in 40 attorneys who holds that distinction in the entire state of California (as of August, 2013). Emily frequently lectures on the topics of Estate Planning and Elder Law to Bay Area health service providers and senior services groups.

Email Emily at: emily@thethompsonlawoffices.com

Jonathan T. Thompson, JD
Attorney

Jonathan T. Thompson specializes in Estate Planning and Conservatorships. Jonathan received his undergraduate degree in political science from U.C. Davis and his J.D. from John F. Kennedy University in 2009. Jonathan is currently serving as court appointed counsel for conservatees in conservatorship cases in Contra Costa County. He is also an active member of the Contra Costa County Lawyer Referral Service for Conservatorships, Estate Planning, and Probate.

Email Jonathan at: jonathan@thethompsonlawoffices.com

 

Betsy Thompson, JD
Attorney

Betsy Thompson specializes in Estate Planning and Probate. Betsy received her undergraduate degrees in English and French from Sonoma State University and her J.D. from U.C. Hastings College of the Law in 2012. While at U.C. Hastings, Betsy interned with the Center for Biological Diversity and the San Francisco City Attorney's Office on the Land Use and Government teams. Betsy is an active member of the Contra Costa County Lawyer Referral Service for estate planning, probate and trust administration.

Email Betsy at: betsy@thethompsonlawoffices.com

Karen McLaughlin
Office Manager

Email Karen at: karen@thethompsonlawoffices.com

Lauri Lambert, Paralegal
Paralegal

Email Lauri at: lauri@thethompsonlawoffices.com

Christin Haslam
Legal Assistant/Webmaster/Assistant Office Manager

Email Christin at: christin@thethompsonlawoffices.com