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Michael Thomas Thompson

Estate planning Attorney at Morristown, NJ

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  • State Years
    New York - NY 25 years
    New Jersey - NJ 26 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1998
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found

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Michael Thompson’s practice focuses in the areas of estate and tax planning, estate administration, disability planning and elder law.

Michael is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and New York and before the United States Tax Court.

Prior to joining Coughlin Midlige & Garland LLP, Michael was a sharegolder in Cestone & Thompson, P.C. Michael was associated with the Tax, Trusts and Estates Practice Group at Coughlin Duffy LLP from 2008 to 2010. Previously, Michael was associated with the law firm of Danna & Associates, P.C. from 1998 to 2008 and served as the Managing Attorney for that firm's New Jersey office from 2001 to 2006.

Michael received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Rutgers College, his law degree from Rutgers University Law School - Camden and his LL.M. (Taxation) from New York University Law School. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association (Elder Law and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections), the New York State Bar Association and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Michael is also a member of the Advisory Council for Dress for Success Morris County. Michael is a frequent lecturer to legal, business and community groups.

On August 31, 2016, Michael was appointed by Order of Chief Justice Stuart Rabner of the New Jersey Supreme Court to a four year term as a volunteer member of the District VB Ethics Committee.


Coughlin Midlige & Garland LLP
350 Mount Kemble Avenue
P.O. Box 1917
Morristown, NJ, 07962
Coughlin Midlige & Garland LLP
88 Pine Street, 28th floor
New York, NY, 10005
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Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Coughlin Midlige & Garland LLP
  • 2021 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Cestone & Thompson, P.C.
  • 2010 - 2021
  • Associate Attorney
  • Coughlin Duffy LLP
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Danna & Associates
  • 1998 - 2008
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  • New York University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2005
  • Rutgers University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Rutgers University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

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Morristown Estate planning Lawyer Michael Thomas Thompson
Michael Thomas Thompson
Estate planning Attorney
Morristown, NJ
Licensed for 26 years