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Elizabeth C. Thompson

Professional Experience

Ms. Thompson is a litigation attorney with a practice that involves all aspects of civil litigation, with an emphasis on real estate and construction. She is experienced in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate level. She has handled litigation and pre-litigation claims regarding real estate, construction claim disputes, personal injury, product liability, and insurance defense and insurance coverage claims. Recently, Elizabeth has added immigration law to her practice.

Education

Ms. Thompson graduated from Jakarta International School, in Jakarta Indonesia. She obtained her B.A., magna cum laude, from Vassar College in 1983. She was accepted into Phi Beta Kappa organization. She received her J.D. with honors from the William S. Richardson School of Law, affiliated with the University of Hawaii. She was a Staff Editor and contributor to the University of Hawaii Law Review, a member of American Inns of Court, Aloha Chapter, and was named as an “Outstanding Woman Law Graduate” in 1998 by the National Association of Women Lawyers. She participated on the Environmental Moot Court competition team for two years, reaching the semi-final level both years.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • Member, Oregon Bar Association
  • Member, Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Member, United States Supreme Court Bar Association
  • Member, Pierce County-Tacoma Bar Association
  • Member, King County Bar Association
  • Associate Member, AGC
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, Washington Women Lawyers Association
  • Member and Speaker, Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Volunteer, Three Tree Yacht Club
  • Volunteer, SeaCats Club
  • Volunteer, Commencement Bay Club

Admitted to Practice

  • Hawaii (1998)
  • Washington (2002)
  • Oregon (2002)
  • U.S. District Court, Hawaii (1998)
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington (2002)
  • United States Supreme Court (2002)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1998)
  • Federal Immigration Court (2016)

Personal

Elizabeth and her husband moved to the Tacoma area in 2002, from Hawaii. When not practicing law, Elizabeth enjoys sailing, classical music and studying languages.