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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.


Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 35%
    54 years, 500 cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
    54 years, 180 cases
  3. Arbitration: 15%
    39 years, 250 cases
  4. Wills: 15%
    54 years, 450 cases
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Hourly ($325-400/hour), contingent (25-45%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Anna K. Woods

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  • 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.


    Richard Milham Car accident Attorney
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Contact info

Ronald E. Thompson, PLLC

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


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
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
legal counselPort of Manchester1975 - Present
PartnerThompson, Krilich, LaPorte, West & Lockner1978 - 1999
PartnerLee, Krilich, Lowry & Thompson1962 - 1978
Assistant City AttorneyCity of Tacoma1960 - 1962
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
N/AMember1983 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1982 - Present
Port of ManchesterAttorney/Auditor1975 - Present
US Army ReserveRetired Colonel1955 - Present
Downtown Tacoma AssociationChair of Board1988 - 1989
Tacoma - Pierce County Corporate Council for the ArtsChair of Board1985 - 1986
Tacoma Community College FoundationPresident of Board1985 - 1987
Tacoma - Pierce County Chamber of CommerceChair of Board1982 - 1983
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
Optimist Internation FoundationInternational President1973 - 1974
Optimist InternationalInternational President1973 - 1974
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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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Bar AssociationLaw of Urban Renewal in State of Washington1964
Washington State Bar AssociationUrban Renewal in Washington1961
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Command & General Staff SchoolMilitary ScienceMaster of Military Science (Equivalent)1975
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1958
University of WashingtonBusiness and accountingBA - Bachelor of Arts1953
Army War CollegeMilitary international affairsN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Optimist clubsInititives and referendums2009