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Allison Thompson

Probate Attorney at Nashville, TN

5.0   12 reviews

also known as Margaret Allison Thompson

  • State Years
    Tennessee - TN 29 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 30 years
    California - CA 31 years
    Illinois - IL 34 years
    Ohio - OH 36 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1995
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1993
    Retired No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1992
    Resigned No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1990
    Voluntarily Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1987
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Allison

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Practice areas

I founded Thompson Law Office PLLC in 2006 because I wanted to work with individual clients and provide high-quality estate planning and administration services in the Nashville area.  At Thompson Law Office PLLC, we help our clients plan for the future and protect what they value, whether it is the financial security of family members or their own independence and financial well-being.  Most goals can be accomplished by means of Wills, trusts and powers of attorney.


We help clients navigate the Probate Court system after the death of a loved one. We provide a comprehensive and personalized approach to estate planning and administration that allows clients to confidently plan for the future.  Our office is conveniently located on Harding Pike, close to residential neighborhoods of Green Hills, Belle Meade, Hillwood, West Meade and Bellevue. We are happy to make home visits to clients on request.


I have been an estate planning and probate attorney since 1987. In opening my law office in 2006, I saw an opportunity to combine my experience in social work, estate planning, probate and financial planning. I draw on all these experiences in providing a personalized service of planning for my clients’ future financial security and for the financial security of their loved ones.


Thompson Law
4800 Charlotte Pike Suite 200
Nashville, TN, 37209

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  12 customer reviews
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Posted by George | November 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
I contacted several Probate and Estate Attorneys in and around Nashville after loosing a family Member. Alison was hands down the most helpful and forthright from the very beginning. She even told me ways that i could save money and ways that i could do things--that would possibly prevent me from needing an attorney, Her fees were actually less than her initial quote and her initial quote was less than any other attorney i spoke with. I never had to wait more than a few hours for her to respond if i called with questions and i never even had to appear in court once. She knows her business and she executes it well. I felt as if i was being represented by someone that had my best interests at heart,at all times--and at such a emotional time for me,the loss of a family member,it was such a relief to know i had someone on my side that i could put 100% trust in!! Her assistant Lane is equally as diligent and they really work well together and speak highly of each other,which is very reassuring. I also intend to use Alison and lane for my own estate planning in the Future. If your looking for peace of mind and a Firm that will represent you with confidence and professionalism Hire Alison Thompson!!
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Posted by Paul | September 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence in Professionalism
My mother had lost her husband about four years ago and unfortunately he did not have a trust in place. Allison and her staff were very warm and understanding with this difficult task bestowed upon my mother being a fairly recently widowed individual. Allison and her staff made this a very professional and compassionate experience. I would whole heartedly recommend Mrs. Thompson and her staff to anyone.
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Posted by Deborah | July 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning Documents
Professionalism punctuated with patience. Allison Thompson guided me through the decision making process of preparing estate planning documents including a Last Will and Testament, Living Will, & Advance Care Plan. I would highly recommend Allison as this was a very positive experience and her fee was very reasonable. I am very relieved that this has been taken care of and that I chose Allison Thompson to guide me through the process.
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Posted by Doug | May 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
We contacted Alison Thompson regarding our property wills and our living wills. She is very professional and friendly. She clearly explained our options aand what we needed to do. Alison sent us drafts of our documents, extremely well prepared. There was no issue making some changes. Then it was a simple process to sign and execute them on our second visit to her office. Also, her fees for what we needed were very reasonable and very competitive with what we had been quoted elsewhere. We were very satisfied with Alison’s service overall. There is nothing additional she could have done to meet our needs. We would highly recommend Allison Thompson’s legal service To anyone looking to have their wills etc. drawn up and executed!
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Posted by Don and Susan | April 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Client Service
We met with Attorney Thompson for a consultation to update our trust and wills. We found her to be very customer driven and honest in suggesting the most logical and cost conscience manner to proceed with. We decided to hire her to perform the work and she delivered it on time and in a very professional manner, answered all of our questions thoroughly and was a delight to work with. We would hire her again in a heart beat and trust her with our matters. She is everything you want in an attorney!
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Posted by Martha | April 5, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Estate Planning consultation with Allison Thompson
Allison met with us and helped us with updates and changes to our wills, our health care directives, and our estate plans. She was very helpful and we were both comfortable and confident with her directives and advice. She is a very sharp thinker and great with details. I was very satisfied with our visit.
Posted by Jim | January 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review of Allison Thompson
I suddenly and unexpectedly found myself facing a series of complex legal issues. Allison spent considerable time with me, in person, and explained them clearly. She then provided a helpful description, in writing, of how we would address these issues. She accompanied me when necessary on visits to various courts and legal offices. She always responded quickly and helpfully to questions that I submitted to her by email. In short, with her assistance, I feel that all the legal issues I faced were dealt with efficiently and effectively.
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Posted by Arni | January 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Allison creates wills and Powers of Attorney for me and my new wife. We were pleased with her knowledgeable advise and professionalism.
Posted by Maryl | December 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Responsive, Efficient
Ms. Thompson prepared my living will. She carefully explained the process and requirements for the decisions I needed to make. She was very patient in helping me focus on all the details needed for an effective, legal document. I am very pleased with the final result and feel assured that these issues are now taken care of.
Posted by Keith | November 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service and knowledge
Ms. Thompson, and her office, have been valuable to me during the probate of my mother's estate. The estate is quite involved, with real estate located in two states and seven counties. Allison was able to correctly open ancillary probate in the non-residential state, saving weeks if not months of time; this also allowed for a more exacting and accurate inventory to be filed in the respective jurisdictions. Allison was also able to locate unknown assets, which was both a surprise and good news. I had been POA prior to my mother's passing and had spent quite a bit of time trying to track everything down, but Allison did me one better. Allison and her office staff have been nothing but prompt and very cordial through this process. I live 1,200 miles from her office and, with little advance word, found time to meet me in person during a trip to Nashville last Spring. Having this chance to meet in person was very much appreciated since most of our contact has been paper and e-correspondence. Her advice on how a certain property partially, but separately, held with my father should be best handled was extremely appreciated and avoided any family head aches / squabbles. In all, though this has been 'just' a probate case I feel that Allison's help and services have been of very good value - in many ways her assistance has paid for itself for both myself as executor and for my family. I highly recommend her services to any and all.
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Posted by Donna | November 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent for Estate Planning
I went to Allison Thompson for help in planning my estate. She explains confusing terminology so well, and was so patient with me. I feel confident that I now have a good plan for the future. She also has re-written the will of my elderly parents and was wonderful in dealing with them and a complex estate. I would not hesitate to hire her again.
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Posted by Ron | July 11, 2015
Great choice to handle estate
We used Ms. Thompson to handle the estate of my father and later my mother when they passed. She was knowledgeable, helpful, and kind. All necessary filings were handled in a timely fashion, and all went smoothly and according to schedule. In the end, her charges were very fair and reasonable.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Thompson Law Office PLLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Vice President and Trust Officer
  • SunTrust Bank
  • 1996 - 2006
  • Associate Attorney
  • Thorp Reed & Armstrong
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Associate Attorney
  • Larson & Burnham
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Associate
  • Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal
  • 1989 - 1992
  • Associate
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister
  • 1987 - 1989
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  • Northwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Cornell University
  • MA
  • 1978
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA with Honors
  • 1973


  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Lawyers Association for Women
  • Chair of Solo Attorneys Comte, Co-Chair of Networking Comte
  • 2004 - Present
  • Estate Planning Council of Middle Tennessee
  • 1996 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • 1973

Speaking Engagements

  • Financial Planning Association June meeting
  • IRAs and estate planning
  • 2014
  • Annual Conference of TNUMC
  • Planning for Retirement
  • 2014
  • Court House CLE series
  • Estate Planning with IRAs
  • 2013
  • Annual Conference of TNUMC
  • Planning for Retirement
  • 2009
  • USN Evening Classes
  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • 2008
  • USN Evening Classes
  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • 2007
  • NBI Continuing Legal Education
  • Considerations in Planning for Incapacity
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Allison
Probate Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Allison is top notch. If you hire her you will not be disappointed. I am endorsing her as a colleague as I am a lawyer myself. I also endorse her as a client, she handled my late Mother's Estate and things went extremely smooth. She is the best."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Allison Thompson is highly skilled & experienced in estate planning and probate matters. She has an excellent reputation among other probate & estate planning lawyers who practice in the Nashville area."