Ms. Thompson has been a practicing attorney in California for over 20 years, with an emphasis on family law since 2013.
Before starting with Family First Legal, Ms. Thompson served as a Staff Attorney for Legal Aid of Marin, working on family law cases for a mostly Spanish-speaking clientele. She started her legal career in the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office and later the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, were she served as a Trial Attorney for nearly 13 years. She served on the Civil Litigation Team, representing city employees and city agencies in several areas of civil tort law. For several years, she represented social workers in San Francisco Dependency Court.
After living in Spain for seven years, Ms. Thompson returned to California recommitted to doing helping people navigate the legal system. She took a position for three years with the Yurok Tribe, California’s largest Native American tribe, providing civil legal assistance to tribal members, in state and tribal courts. The majority of the cases involved divorce, custody, visitation and protective orders. She also helped develop the tribe’s own Title IV-D Child Support system, which transferred cases directly from the state court system.
Ms. Thompson received her J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz, where she double-majored in Economics and Politics. She grew up in Sacramento, where she worked in state politics while attending law school in the evenings.
Ms. Thompson is also fluent in Castilian Spanish.