Meet Elizabeth, Attorney
To me, going to Court is like going to Church – an awe-inspiring, solemn occasion. As a history buff, I have always been fascinated by how societies solve problems and resolve differences. Our court system has taken generations to develop and it represents one of the best parts of a community – an effort to resolve differences peacefully and equitably.
I have worked at large firms in Honolulu and Seattle and have learned all of the tricks of the trade from highly skilled attorneys and professionals. I have participated in complex trials that have lasted weeks. I have participated in complex deal-making, where the risks are high and success required. But the most satisfying thing has been managing my own solo firm, where I can use my skills to help people with real problems.
The practice of law has changed over the last twenty years. Clients are no longer intimidated by firms and attorneys – instead, they want a true dialogue and a partnership geared at problem-solving. By managing my own firm, I am able to cater directly to the needs of my clients, whether the problems are large and complex, or smaller but just as important. I am not intimidated going up against large firms, or tackling complex problems. I stay focused on problem-solving and reaching successful resolutions for my clients.
By leaving the large firm practice and spear-heading my own firm, I have been able to structure my work and strategies more directly toward meeting the needs of my varied clients. I have the flexibility not afforded to me at a large firm, but I retain the skills, drive and work ethic I developed while working there. I am accessible to clients when then need to reach me. I am responsive and direct with clients – you will get the feedback you need from a seasoned professional, and together we will resolve problems and arrive at a successful resolution.
Elizabeth Thompson is the principal attorney and owner of the firm. She has more than 20 years’ experience in civil litigation, ranging from complex real property litigation to construction litigation. She is a highly experienced civil litigation attorney and is also skilled at drafting commercial transactional documents, such as leases, succession plans, and operating agreements. She handles business transactions as well as litigation matters.
Elizabeth Thompson is licensed to practice law in Washington, Hawaii and Oregon. She practices in state and federal court and has prevailed in numerous jury trials through skilled advocacy for her clients. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Hawaii State Bar Association, the Oregon State Bar Association, and is licensed to practice before the Ninth Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Elizabeth Thompson is a member of the Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce and serves as a Board member on the Fife Milton Edgewood Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Thompson is often a featured presenter at seminars and community events. She is an AV-rated attorney under Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating process.