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I've been practing law since November 1, 1983. Upon finishing law school at the University of Akron, I opened two offices in Portage County, Ohio. In 1984 I moved to Lancaster, Ohio as a branch office manager for a Columbus firm until 2005.


In September of 2005, I went back out on my own and intend to remain on my own. Although the Law Office of Lee A Thompson is a general practice firm, my primary emphasis has been and remains divorce, custody, family law, social security, workers compensation and estates.


Throughout my life, mainly through the influence of my parents, I've spent a great deal of time in the mountains, hiking primarily, throughout the United States. Rockclimbing was a passion but, at my age, not something I'm actively involved in now.  I'm married to Dawn and between us we have four children, Krystal, Arianna, Alex and Anna.


Attorneys often get a bad rap from the public, that all we care about is ourselves. But, I give my clients 100% and always try to be honest with them and really, with myself. I love what I do and at all times hope I maintain the professionalism my clients deserve and the profession needs.


Lee A Thompson


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 60%
  2. Child Custody: 30%
  3. Wills: 4%
  4. Workers Compensation: 3%
  5. Social Security: 3%



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jeffrey Thomas Perry

    I endorse this lawyer. Lee is the sort of lawyer who puts others first. He's detail oriented, he gives accurate analysis, and he’s a true professional.


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  • Brian John Smith

    Lee is highly respected and he clearly possess a great deal of knowledge in many practice areas. His responses on AVVO are both insightful and reliable.


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Contact info

431 East Main Street
Lancaster, OH, 43130


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of Good StandingOhio Supreme Court2015
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Access to Justice MemberOhio Legal Services(SEOLS)2015
Top LawyersColumbus C.E.O. Magazine2015
Top LawyersThe Legal Intelligencer2014
Legal Clinic Certificate AwardFairfield County Bar Association2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Client's ChoiceAvvo2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top Lawyers in OhioThe Legal Intelligencer2013
30 year anniversaryMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
Pro Bono and Public Service AwardOhio Supreme Court2002
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
Outstanding Service as an Attorney and Counselor at LawFairfield County Probate Court1993
Boss of the YearFairfield County Bar Association1987
MemberU.S. District Court-Northern District of Ohio1983
Best OralistMoot Court -University of Akron Law School1980
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawLaw Office of Lee A Thompson1983 - Present
Law ClerkRoger F. DiPaolo, Attorney at Law1979 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Ohio State Bar FoundationMember2014 - 2014
American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm DivisionMember2014 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationSolo, Small Firms, General Practice Section2013 - Present
Supreme Court of OhioMentor-Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program2013 - 2014
Pro Bono Clinic & Legal Aid – Civil Committee of Fairfield CountyMember2009 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMock Trial Judge2006 - 2014
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fairfield CountyBoard of Directors1989 - 1990
Ohio Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1986 - 2003
Fairfield County Trial Lawyers AssociationPast Vice President1986 - 1986
American Bar AssociationMember1985 - 2001
Columbus Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
U.S. District Court Ohio-Southern DistrictAttorney1984 - Present
Fairield County Bar AssociationDomestic Relations Committee1984 - Present
U.S. District Court Ohio-Northern DistrictAttorney1983 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationSolo, Small Firms, General Practice Section Member1983 - Present
Kent Civil Service CommissionCo-chair1983 - 1984
Ohio State Bar Association, Family Law CommitteeMember1983 - Present
Portage County Regional Planning CommissionFinance Committee1976 - 1978
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mansell vs. Mansell, 03-LW-3489 (5th Ohio)Affrimed
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Publication nameTitleDate
BlogShared Parenting2012
BlogShared Parenting and Child Support2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Akron School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Kent State UniversityNewsBS Journalism1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Web InterviewDivorce Tips2013
Fairfield County Bar AssociationParenting Time1996
Columbus Ohio radio programAttorney on Call, guest host1989
In house seminars over 20 yearsDomestic Relations1984