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About me

I spent my first 20 years growing up in Southeast Asia as the dependent of a U.S. foreign service officer. Shortly after returning to the United States, I attended Vassar College and graduated with a dual degree in English and Music, with a minor in Physics.  I worked in New York City for several years, performing research related to the Stock Exchange, for Smith Barney.  I was raising my three young brothers at the time, and we eventually moved to Hawaii where I lived for 13 years.  There, I attended the William S. Richardson School of Law to obtain my J.D., graduating second in my class.  I always had a strong interest in litigation and advocacy, and during law school I participated in moot court competitions around the country.  I also participated as an editor on law review.  My husband and I left Hawaii in 2002, to settle in the Seattle area.  I started at a large Seattle firm, but find I do my best work in a smaller firm environment, where my focus can be on the client and getting results.


My practice is devoted to civil litigation with a focus on Plaintiff's work, including personal injury claims and medical malpractice.  However, I have experience handling a wide variety of civil cases, including property damage claims, unlawful detainers and evictions, employment issues, contract disputes, municipal law and land use issues.


I try to be accessible to my clients and personally handle their cases.  I am happy to meet with clients after work hours or on weekends to accommodate their work schedules.


I am licensed in Washington, Oregon and Hawaii.  I also have experience practicing at the appellate level, including before the Washington State Court of Appeals (Divisions I and II) and at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 50%
    1 year
  2. Real Estate: 40%
    1 year
  3. Commercial Real Estate: 10%
    1 year



Hourly ($200-300/hour), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Zachery S.C. Luce

    I endorse this lawyer. I have had several opportunities to work with Elizabeth. She is professional, patient and extremely knowledgeable. She is well versed in civil litigation and particularly in personal injury. I trust her advice and would highly recommend her as an attorney.


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    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Brittany S. A. Cline

    Ms. Thompson has been an invaluable resource for me when I approach civil litigation issues in my own practice. She always has a creative solution and I highly recommend and endorse her.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Dickson Law Group, P.S.

1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 2050
Tacoma, WA, 98402


DCActive 200102/02/2007
HIInactive - Voluntary199801/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Woman Law GraduateNational Association of Women Lawyers1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyOles Morrison Rinker & Baker2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
District of Columbia BarMemberN/A
Hawaii State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Oregon State BarMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Aloha Chapter, Inns of CourtMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ktenas v. TurkPrevailed at trial and on appeal
Gates v. Port of KalamaOut of court settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
King County Bar BulletinMy Adventures in American Civics2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Vassar CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Animal Law SeminarAnimal Trusts in Washington State2014
Gierke Curwen Firm SeminarUpdate in Construction Litigation2009