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Helping Nebraskans Achieve the American Dream

The Modern Law Firm is a Nebraska law firm with offices in Omaha and Chadron that helps Nebraskans achieve the American Dream through owning homes, starting businesses, strengthening families, and shaping legacies. Learn more about the firm’s philosophy, history, and management below.

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“Being successful at home and work starts with a plan.”

Building a family, a home, a business, a legacy — they all require a solid plan for success. What’s your plan?

— FOUNDING ATTORNEY BEN THOMPSON

AMERICAN DREAM LAW PRACTICE AREAS

Real Estate

Dream. Design. Build. Buy.

What are your real estate dreams?

Business

Ideas. Research. Start up.

What kind of business would you like to build?

Family

Marriage. Children. Grandchildren.

How would you like to strengthen your family?

Estates

Work. Save. Give.

 What kind of legacy would you like to leave?

FIRM PHILOSOPHY

The Modern Law Firm has a passionate commitment to delivering effective and efficient solutions to the legal challenges faced by our clients. We embrace cutting-edge technologies that accelerate our access to information and enhance our ability to communicate with our clients, co-workers, and colleagues. We partner with our clients to equip them with plans and tools to achieve the American Dream.

FIRM MANAGEMENT

Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson

CEO & MANAGING ATTORNEY
402.330.3060, ext. 111

AV-rated attorney Ben Thompson, the firm’s Chief Executive Officer, is licensed to practice law in Nebraska, Iowa, California (inactive), and Minnesota (inactive). He was first admitted to practice in 2000. Ben is also a Nebraska licensed REALTOR® with CBSHOME Real Estate. Learn more about Ben Thompson here.

Liz Barnes

Liz Barnes

CFO
402.330.3060, ext. 203

Accountant Liz Barnes joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer in 2012 and became Chief Financial Officer in 2014. Liz previously worked at Deloitte as Audit Manager. She received her accounting degree from Pepperdine University.

CLIENT FEEDBACK

  • Responsive and knowledgeable.
        
    "Ben helped me navigate through the tricky process of starting my small business and I am thankful for his expertise and patience. ”
    Ben W.
  • True professional.
        
    "Ben was a true professional when I needed legal advice on a personal matter. He gave me good, sound advice and definitely had my interests at heart.”
    Jeri H.
  • Top notch service at a reasonable rate.
        
    "Without Ben, my wife and I would never have been able to launch our small business so easily! Ben provided top notch service at a very reasonable rate. I would strongly recommend his services to anyone in need of them.”
    Robert K.
  • Very reasonable terms.
        
    "Ben has provided excellent services on more than one occasion and on very reasonable terms. I know I can rely on him to provide me with expert advice and legal guidance that I have come to expect from him. I recommend him highly for the legal services that a small business may need.”
    Harish K.

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FIRM HISTORY

– 2007, Founding

tlo_openhouse_ribboncuttingThe Modern Law Firm was founded as Thompson Law Office in 2007 by attorney Ben Thompson, who had a vision for a revolutionary approach to the practice of law that prioritized the accessibility and affordability of quality legal counsel. Ben had previously been an associate and partner with other Nebraska law firms and a judicial clerk for a justice on the Nebraska Supreme Court.

The revolution has been driven by emerging technologies and a commitment to superior client service. By 2013, the firm had grown to employ ten talented attorneys with diverse practice areas, supported by an enthusiastic team of paralegals and law clerks.

– 2009, Mobile Law Office Debuts

ThompsonLaw_MBJTo better serve surrounding rural communities and maximize efficiency in the practice, Thompson Law Office customized a well-appointed recreational vehicle for use as meeting and work space while away from the office. It was the envy of other Nebraska lawyers as well as the subject of friendly jibes.

The “Mobile Unit” was decommissioned in 2014 as evolving technologies made other methods of communication and productivity more efficient. It remains a poignant example of the firm’s commitment to revolutionizing the practice of law.

– 2009, Omaha Office Moves to Gold Circle

13906_Gold_CircleStrategically located in West Omaha, the Gold Circle office is within a half-hour drive of courthouses in Douglas, Sarpy, Washington, Dodge, Cass, and Saunders Counties, enabling more convenient legal service to surrounding Nebraska communities.

The Mayor of Omaha and members of the Omaha City Council and Douglas County Board of Commissioners joined the Millard Business Association at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the office.

– 2013, Chadron Office Opens in Nebraska Panhandle

Thompson_Law_ChadronAs the next step in serving the legal needs of rural Nebraska, Thompson Law Office opened a branch office across the street from the Dawes County Courthouse.

Advanced technologies in the firm’s communications, practice management, and document management systems allow the Chadron office to leverage the Omaha office’s resources.

– 2015, American Dream Law Practice Debuts

CBSHome-logo-square-blueIn 2015, Thompson Law Office shifted to a law firm business model that contracts with various legal professionals as needed for specific projects.  We also partner with accountants, financial advisors, insurance agents, and other consultants in order to provide the most targeted assistance to firm clients as they pursue the American Dream.

Nebraska real estate services also became available through CBSHOME Real Estate.  As a REALTOR®, Ben Thompson is positioned to equip current and future Nebraskans with the tools needed to address their real estate, title, mortgage and insurance needs. Learn more at CBSHOME.com.

– 2017, the Modern Law Firm arrives

In 2017, Thompson Law Office became the Modern Law Firm, leveraging cutting edge technology to equip attorneys, paralegals and staff with modern practice tools to provide law clients an unparalleled experience and results. From offices in West Omaha, Aksarben Village and Downtown Omaha, our services are more accessible than ever. Service to western Nebraska and other communities remains a priority for the Modern Law Firm as well.

WHAT MAKES THE MODERN LAW FIRM STAND OUT?

1
Proper Client Service
When you engage the services of a professional, you deserve to be treated in a professional manner.

We understand how important your legal matter is to you.

Despite the demands of an active law practice, it is Modern Law Firm policy to be diligent, prompt, and communicative with our clients to keep them informed.

2
Exceptional Legal Resources
With ready access to electronic legal research services, public records databases, newswires, and more, we keep informed and prepared.

This also allows more efficient and cost-effective factual investigation, legal research, and case preparation for Modern Law Firm clients.

We offer small firm service with big firm resources.

3
Innovative Fee Structures
The need for some legal services can arise unexpectedly and cause a financial strain during an already stressful time.

When appropriate, Modern Law Firm clients are provided alternative billing arrangement choices, which may include flat fees, monthly retainers, payment plans, or typical hourly rates. All major credit cards are accepted as well.

Ask to find out whether your legal matter is appropriate for an innovative billing arrangement.