Doug Thesenvitz
Thompson Law, PLLC

5027 S. Western Avenue Suite 100
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
TEL: (605) 362-9100

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About Thompson Law, PLLC

Thompson Law, PLLC is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in Sioux Falls, SD, our mission is to provide residents of Sioux Falls and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. Visit our online Estate Planning Information Center to obtain timely, quality information on estate planning and related issues, including complimentary issues of our Special Reports and Estate Planning News articles. Residents of Sioux Falls and surrounding areas can register to attend our Estate Planning Seminars.

About Doug Thesenvitz

It has been said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Doug loves helping people protect their families, their values and their wealth. Doug is one of six children, born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He graduated from Washington High School, The University of South Dakota with degrees in Political Science and Philosophy, and The University of South Dakota School of Law in 1988. Doug has been practicing law in South Dakota since 1988. Doug has served South Dakota’s courts as a judicial law clerk, the people of Minnehaha County as a deputy state’s attorney, and the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe as a tribal prosecutor. In private practice, Doug served a variety of clients in a broad field of practice until being drawn to estate planning, elder law and business succession planning. Doug was the founder and principal of Thesenvitz & Mickelson, LLP for 18 years until one day he got a call from Carolyn Thompson. Doug believes that call was an answer to a very specific prayer of his. He joined Thompson Law, P.C. on May 1, 2018. Now Doug serves families and individuals with wills, trusts, probates and trust administration. He also advises family business clients on a variety of business matters, including formation, maintenance and succession. “Helping you plan for your family and their protection and future, as well as preserving your family’s harmony, legacy and wealth is my passion. So, now I don’t really work. I help people make their lives better, and that is what I love to do.”

About the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys

The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. The Academy expects members to have at least 36 hours of legal education each year specifically in estate, tax, probate and/or elder law subjects. To ensure this goal is met, the Academy provides over 40 hours of continuing legal education each year. Since 1993, the Academy has also been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine.