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Jennifer L. Thompson

Child abuse Attorney at Litchfield, MN

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2016
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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About Jennifer

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Jennifer L. Thompson is a child protection attorney who has represented individuals and county agencies in child protection since 2014. She also worked as a guardian ad litem and was trained in Ramsey and Hennepin Counties in the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) role. Jennifer has extensive training in all facets of child protection, including trauma-informed advocacy, Cornerhouse forensic interviewing, Appellate Practice, and Advanced Trial Advocacy. Jennifer is a member of the Minnesota and U.S. Supreme Court bars and is Minnesota's first Child Welfare Law Specialist (CWLS), certified by the National Association of Counsel for Children.


JLT Law & Mediation
P.O. Box 237
Litchfield, MN, 55355
JLT Law & Mediation
8500 Normandale Lake Blvd.
Suite 350
Bloomington, MN, 55437
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Posted by Geri | April 18, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Jennifer is an incredible attorney and human being. She is passionate about her client's needs and will do what is necessary to secure a fair and equitable outcome. She is a straight-shooter and is sensitive to the stress her clients are experiencing. She is creative and will go the extra mile.
Posted by Sean G | February 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Private Termination of Parental Rights
I first met attorney Jennifer Thompson when she was working out of the Meeker County Attorneys office as a prosecutor. She was assigned to a (TPR) Termination of Parental Rights case I was involved in. I had previously been married to the mother of the child in the case, and the biological father in that case was the mother's first husband. The child (was not) my biological child. I independently petitioned the Court, and was allowed into the case as a Joiner in what the Court ultimately deemed was in the best interest of the child. Jennifer, representing Meeker County did not oppose my petition. During the process I became a foster parent to the child. That case was successfully prosecuted by Jennifer which concluded with both biological parents rights being terminated and positioned me to successfully, swiftly, and seamlessly navigate through the adoption process for (my daughter).   A short time later, Jennifer started her own private practice. Once I became aware of that I immediately hired her to file a private (TPR) Termination of Parental rights case involving my biological child with the same mother. Again, Jennifer's skills and abilities were on display and resulted in a successful conclusion at the District Court, and the mothers rights were terminated. That case has now moved to the Appellate Court, and I just received Jennifer's responsive brief to the Appeal.  In short, her attention to detail, technical skills, and remarkable understanding of the (TPR) process, statutes, and supportive case law are outstanding. Her ability to articulate and translate them into a firm foundational argument are impressive. I have complete confidence in Jennifer, and that she will prevail at the Appellate level as well. I highly recommend Jennifer Thompson to anyone who is attempting to do what is in the best interest of a child.
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Posted by Paul | October 31, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Jennifer Thompson
I was very pleased with how simple and prompt all my conversation where with Jennifer. They started with a few emails of background leading to an efficient phone call that we brainstormed a solid plan of action. From there I was lucky enough to be on a path of resolution. Prior to meeting Jennifer I consulted with a previous attourney that suggested my situation was not pursuable at this time. Jennifer's knowledge and background is what made the difference for me with a successful outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great caring Lawyer.
I will be recommending Jennifer to people I know. She made my life less stressful through this divorce ordeal. She is extremely professional, and always there when I needed something. Thank you Jennifer!
Posted by Tina | October 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Jennifer Thompson
Jennifer came to me from a family recommendation. I wasn't sure what to expect and was surprised and happy with how carefully she explained the process and outlined what steps we would be taking. She was incredibly thorough, detailed and because of this my divorce came through in less than 48 hours after filing!
Posted by Michelle | October 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Experienced, knowledgeable advocate for my family
I've trusted and relied on Jennifer's counsel and representation since 2015. I value highly her empathy, her experience and her knowledge of law, especially family law. Jennifer is a talented, effective and assertive advocate, and has delivered results that help my children and me navigate challenging legal situations confidently.
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • JLT Law & Mediation
  • 2019 - Present
  • Assistant County Attorney
  • Meeker County Attorney's Office
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Principal
  • JLT Law
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Baker Vicchiollo Law
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • Baker Vicchiollo Law
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Aaron Ferguson Law
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Certified Student Attorney
  • William Mitchell Child Protection Clinic
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Judicial Intern
  • Wisconsin Judiciary
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Guardian ad litem
  • Hennepin County District Court
  • 2014 - 2016
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  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • University of Wisconsin, Superior
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2013

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re the Matter of the Welfare of the Children of: N.A.R. and R.P., Parents.
  • Affirmed


  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2016 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Children & the Law Section
  • 2016 - Present
  • Headway Emotional Health
  • Board of Directors
  • 2018 - 2018
  • New Discoveries Montessori Academy
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Chair, Children & the Law Section
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Warren E. Burger American Inn of Court
  • Associate
  • 2015 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Minnesota Justice Foundation
  • 2015


Speaking Engagements

  • MSBA 2016 Children & the Law Annual Summit
  • Moderator
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Given (14)
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Family Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Jennifer for child protection and family law matters. Jennifer's experience in child protection law and family law, as well as her strong intuition and dedication to client matters, set her apart from many other attorneys."
Family Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is a great advocate with real-world life experience she ties into her practice. She's a great resource for anyone with family law legal issues."