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About me

My practice involves representing consumers, farmers and businesses in bankruptcy.  I also represent consumers and farmers in mortgage foreclosure, debt collection defense and fair credit reporting.  My past work has also involved agricultural and environmental policy.


On a personal note, I am a native Iowan and an official Soap Box Derby mom to my son, Matthew.  I also serve as Deacon in my local church and enjoy volunteering within my community. 


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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 70%
    31 years
  2. Debt Collection: 20%
    31 years
  3. Consumer Protection: 10%
    31 years
  4. Foreclosure: 10%
    31 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Pro bono (3%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Deanna Rae Bachman

    I endorse this lawyer. Nancy is a great lawyer and resource for all things consumer including bankruptcy and foreclosure related matters.


    Deanna Bachman Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kerri Marie Keyte

    I consider Nancy to be my mentor in the bankruptcy field, often seeking advice or discussion on a specific issue. I highly recommend her.


    Kerri Keyte Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Thompson Law Office

309 Court Avenue
Suite 217
Des Moines, IA, 50309


IAAuthorized to practice law198410/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Oustanding Section Chair for Legislative AdvocacyIowa State Bar Association2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Staff AttorneyIowa Legal Aid2006 - Present
PresidentThompson Law Office2002 - Present
AssociateWandro Lyons Baer2001 - 2002
Staff AttorneyNebraska Legal Aid1984 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Iowa State Bar Association, Commercial and Bankruptcy SectionChair2006 - 2008
Nebraska State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMemberN/A
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesMemberN/A
National Association for Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Lund, 2003 WL 21673545Judge granted order in debtor's favor.
In re Lauck, 76 B.R. 717N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Encyclopedia of the Great PlainsAnti-Corporate Farming Laws2004
ISBA Agricultural Law Section NewsletterRise of the Dormant Commerce Clause2003
The Nebraska LawyerInitiative 300 After Twenty Years2001
Nebraska Pork Producers Association and Center for Rural AffairsRaising Hogs Legally in Nebraska1998
Center for Rural AffairsFinancing Beginning Farmers1995
National Legal Services Clearinghouse ReviewReagan Farm Debt Relief Plan1984
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Iowa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Iowa State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Federal Bar Association 32nd Annual Bankruptcy ConferenceBankruptcy2013
Federal Bar Association's Annual Bankruptcy SeminarChapter 13 Update2011
Federal Bar Association 30th Annual Bankruptcy ConferenceBankruptcy2011
Federal Bar Association's Annual Bankruptcy SeminarChapter 7 Means Test2010
Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law in Iowa National Business InstituteBankruptcy Law2005
Iowa Foreclosure and Related Bankruptcy Issues National Business InstituteForeclosure2004
Iowa State Bar Association Annual Meeting Agricultural Law SeminarAgriculture2003
Drake University Law School Rural Attorneys and Agriculture ConferenceAgriculture2003
Yale Law School Rebellious Lawyering ConferenceRural Attorneys1999