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Firm Overview

Thompson Law Office provides practical advice and passionate advocacy for individual, non-profit, business and governmental clients in a variety of legal matters in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.

Thompson Law Office was founded in 2007 with the goal to provide to provide more effective and efficient legal services to clients than they might receive elsewhere. Thompson Law Office has attorneys with a total of 46 years of combined experience practicing law. The firm's attorneys are licensed in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota and California. The firm currently practices in the areas of family law, employment law, bankruptcy, business law, homeowners associations, non-profit corporations, debt collection & asset recovery, and commercial & residential landlord-tenant law.

Example cases

• I recently represented a multi-state distribution company with a promissory note, consignment agreement, and UCC Financing Statement with a customer.

• I was hired by a Minnesota law firm to collect on a large Minnesota judgment from a debtor located in Nebraska.

Main Office

Main
13906 Gold Circle
Suite 201
Omaha  NE  68144

Phone
  • (402) 682-7647
Fax
  • (402) 682-7647

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

A one-hour consultation is available for $175 or $195, depending on the matter.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

For certain common and predictable matters and projects, such as new business formation, standard contracts and basic transactions, I can offer fixed or flat fees. In all cases, however, it is best to learn a client's circumstances before attempting to quote a fee or prepare a budget estimate.

Hourly Rates

$175 to $195, depending on the matter. This can be adjusted on occasion to reflect special circumstances, economies of scale, or longer-term commitments.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Emergency After Hours

No

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I enjoy assisting entrepreneurs with forming a new business or helping existing business owners with the ongoing operation of their business.

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

I believe an educated, well-informed client is one who can better understand and appreciate the value that an experienced attorney can provide.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am happy to review documents prepared by clients and to provide suggestions for improvements to those documents.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I am happy to advise clients when it is in their best interest and economical for them to represent themselves in small claims court.

Gene M. Eckel

My past experiences have led me to Thompson Law Office where I utilize my trial and litigation experience to the fullest.

Before attending law school I served as a legislative aide for a Nebraska State Senator for two legislative sessions. As a legislative aide I helped draft proposed legislation and work with interest groups to bring the proposed legislation into law. My term as a Lieutenant in the Nebraska Army National Guard has provided me with the skills to quickly size up a situation and then select and implement a strategy under pressure.

My strengths are my attention to detail, my emphasis on listening to what the client is communicating to me, and the importance I place on excellent writing skills. My style is calm and collaborative, and I strive to save a client time, expense and stress by seeking to find a reasonable and appropriate outcome where possible.

Personal interests:

I am highly involved with the Nebraska State Bar Association, and I enjoy spending outdoor and other social activities with my family and friends.

License
  • Bar Number: 21711
    Nebraska , 1999
Education
  • Creighton University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1999
    Omaha, NE
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Bachelor of Arts , 1994
    Lincoln, NE

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