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Ronald E. Thompson

Ronald E. Thompson

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Litigation, Wills & Living Wills, Arbitration, Land Use & Zoning, Mediation

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About Me

By appointment only. My practice is limited to cases involving personal injury, real estate litigation, senior issues, estate planning, probates, mediation and arbitration. I would be happy to consult with you about your concern without fee for the first one-half hour of my time. Call 253-853-7449 for an appointment.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1959

  1. Car Accidents: 35%
    53 years, 500 cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
    53 years, 180 cases
  3. Arbitration: 15%
    38 years, 250 cases
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 15%
    53 years, 450 cases
  5. Other: 15%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($325-400/hour), Contingent (25-45%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Anna K. Woods

    I endorse this lawyer. He is honest, hardworking with a keen insight into litigation

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    Anna Woods Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Richard James Milham

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Ron has a wealth of experience and is a well respected litigator. I would not hesitate to recommend Ron.

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    Richard Milham Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Ronald E. Thompson, PLLC

4423 Point Fosdick Drive, Ste 200 (2)
PO Box 2091
Gig Harbor, WA, 98335-4091

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive195907/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2009
50 year awardTacoma Pierce County Bar Association2009
Award of ExcellenceTacoma Pierce County Bar Association2009
Timothy Jacobs Inspirational AwardTacoma Pierce County Bar Association2008
Local Hero AwardN/A2004
Boss of the Year AwardNALS1992
Whos Who in AmericaN/A1992
Whos Who in American LawN/A1990
Distinguished CitizenTacoma Pierce County Municipal League1985
Public Service CitationCity of Tacoma and Pierce County1980
AV AwardN/A1980
Citation for Community ServiceUS Housing and Urban Development1974
Patriotism AwardAmerican Federation of Police1974

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
legal counselPort of Waterman2007 - Present
OwnerRonald E. Thompson, PLLC1999 - Present
legal counselTacoma Rescue Mission1986 - Present
PartnerThompson, Krilich, LaPorte, West & Lockner1978 - 1999
legal counselPort of Manchester1975 - Present
PartnerLee, Krilich, Lowry & Thompson1962 - 1978
Assistant City AttorneyCity of Tacoma1960 - 1962

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association FoundationEmeritus member of the Board2009 - Present
Tacoma - Pierce County Bar Association FoundationSecretary/Treasurer1990 - Present
N/AN/A1988 - Present
Tacoma Rescue Missionlegal counsel1988 - Present
Downtown Tacoma AssociationChair of Board1988 - 1989
Tacoma Community College FoundationPresident of Board1985 - 1987
Tacoma - Pierce County Corporate Council for the ArtsChair of Board1985 - 1986
N/AMember1983 - Present
Tacoma - Pierce County Chamber of CommerceChair of Board1982 - 1983
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1982 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationPresident1980 - 1981
Tacoma - Pierce County Economic Development BoardMember of Board - Emeritus1979 - 2007
Municipal League of Tacoma-Pierce CountyPresident of the Board1978 - 1979
Port of ManchesterAttorney/Auditor1975 - Present
Optimist Internation FoundationInternational President1973 - 1974
Optimist InternationalInternational President1973 - 1974
US Army ReserveRetired Colonel1955 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State of Washington vs. Malcolm SoineSettled for $1,500,000 more than offer
John Jarstad vs. WoodkeCourt of Appeals, Division 2
Burgess vs. Burlington Northern RailroadFor Plaintiffs

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Washington State Bar AssociationLaw of Urban Renewal in State of Washington1964
Washington State Bar AssociationUrban Renewal in Washington1961

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Command & General Staff SchoolMilitary ScienceMaster of Military Science (Equivalent)1975
University of Washington School of LawLawJuris Doctor1958
University of WashingtonBusiness and accountingBachelor of Arts1953
Army War CollegeMilitary international affairsN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Optimist clubsInititives and referendums2009