James W. Thompson
Thompson Painter Law, P.C.

180 South 32nd Street West, Suite 3
Billings, MT 59102
TEL: (406) 294-4230

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About Thompson Painter Law, P.C.

Thompson Painter Law, P.C. is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in Billings, MT, our mission is to provide residents of Billings 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 Billings and surrounding areas can register to attend our Estate Planning Seminars.

About James W. Thompson

James W. Thompson graduated from the University of Montana School of Business in accounting, and earned a C.P.A. certificate. He then received a Juris Doctor (law) degree from the University of Montana Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Montana Law Review.

Mr. Thompson is admitted to practice law in the State of Montana, in both State and Federal Court, as well as the United States Tax Court. He has been in the private practice of law in Billings since 1962. He served a term as Billings City Attorney.

Mr. Thompson is an acknowledged legal authority on the subject of wills, trusts, and estates. He has served on the State Bar of Montana Tax and Probate Council, including a year's term as Chairman. He is a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Mr. Thompson is a well-known speaker and seminar leader in the field of estate planning and asset protection. He is known for his ability to condense complex legal principles and problems into concepts clients can understand.

Mr. Thompson has been active all his professional life in community affairs and has served on many boards and commissions, in both the public sector and the private. He lives in Billings with his wife, Linda, and has three grown children.

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.