Frequently Asked Questions

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What is your firm’s point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Having an informed client makes our representation more effective and demonstrates a client’s commitment to the cause. We strive to educate our clients on legal issues while encouraging them to be engaged in the process and seek answers to their legal questions.

Are your attorneys willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Under appropriate circumstances we will review client-prepared documents and make suggestions in the interest of cost-effective legal services.

Are your attorneys willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

We recognize that some disputes do not justify an attorney appearing in court and will work with “pro se” clients who choose to represent themselves in court. In fact, in Nebraska’s small claims courts, parties are not allowed to have attorneys. Oftentimes we can assist after a client is awarded a judgment by taking steps to collect on the judgment or “garnish” or “execute” on the judgment debtor’s property.

Are your attorneys willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

Some cases are better suited to what we call “limited representation” engagements than others. Feel free to ask us whether your case is a good fit for this unique approach to resolving your dispute.

What are your policies about dividing work among the firm’s partners, associates, and paralegals to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

Our firm was founded on the belief that clients deserve more effective and efficient legal services. We strive to utilize the right resources within our firm so that our legal work is both accessible and affordable.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

Mediation, a voluntary and non-binding form of alternative dispute resolutions (“ADR”) is beginning to be used more frequently as a method to resolve disputes between parties, particularly when both sides share the view that the cost and stress of litigating the case in court may create a lose-lose outcome. Arbitration, which is binding, is used less frequently, but it remains a viable method of ADR.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

Thompson Law Office provides pro bono legal services to qualified clients and takes pride in contributing to various local causes.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Thompson Law Office embraces the latest technologies available to law firms in an effort to enhance communication with our clients and provide more cost-effective legal services. Our Mobile Unit is equipped with technology and amenities comparable to that found at our West Omaha law office. We have exceptional legal resources allowing us to provide big firm service with small firm attention. We offer innovative billings arrangements, such as flat fees, hybrid fees, and payment plans in some cases. We strive to provide superior customer service to our clients.

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