Legal Counsel to Dawes County and Nebraska Panhandle

Thompson_Law_Chadron_square-300x300Thompson Law Office, the Modern Law Firm, is a Nebraska law firm that serves individual, small business, non-profit and governmental clients in a variety of legal matters in Nebraska.  We help Nebraskans achieve the American Dream. To learn more about the law firm’s practice areas, visit our Practice Areas page.

Modern Law Firm’s Dawes County branch is located at 408 Main Street in Chadron, NE. Parking is free and close to the building. For a map and directions to our northwest Nebraska law office, click here. Office consultations are by appointment only, but phone and video consultations are available. The firm’s main office is in Omaha.

For more information or to schedule a consultation with a lawyer in Chadron, Nebraska, contact Modern Law Firm.  Call us at 308-432-4411 or toll-free 1-855-432-4411.

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What does your American Dream look like?

What does your American Dream look like?

“a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement”

Dream. Design. Build. Buy.

Modern Law Firm counsels individuals, families, small businesses and homeowners associations in the purchase, sale, leasing, development, and management of residential and commercial real property.

Nebraska Real Estate Attorney

Ideas. Research. Start up.

Modern Law Firm guides new Nebraska businesses in entity formation and business organization matters as well as established businesses that require reorganization to meet their changing needs.

Nebraska Business Attorney

 Business Law

How can a Nebraska business law attorney help you build your business and achieve your American Dream?

Modern Law Firm can advise existing and new businesses in and around Chadron, Nebraska regarding business start up and planning, business organization and incorporation options such as LLCs, LLPs, and S-corps.

Our Nebraska business attorney drafts and reviews business contracts, bylaws, leases, employment agreements, employee handbooks and other documents. Modern Law Firm can also advise small to mid-sized business owners and management on how to prevent employment disputes through employment policies and handbooks.


If you are looking for a law firm that handles business law matters in northwest Nebraska, give us a call or schedule a consultation with a business law attorney near Alliance, Chadron, Crawford, Gordon, and Rushville.


 Family Law

How can a Nebraska family law attorney help you strengthen your family and achieve your American Dream?

Modern Law Firm is a law firm with a Nebraska family lawyer who can assist individuals in and around Chadron and the panhandle in many areas of family law including adoptions, paternity proceedings, and pre-marital or prenuptial agreements, as well as divorce, legal separation, alimony and spousal support, child custody, child support orders and enforcement, visitation, division of property / property settlement agreements, and modifications of divorce decrees and custody orders.

Attorney Ben Thompson is experienced in Indian Child Welfare cases and understands ICWA and its ramifications on state court, tribal court and adoption proceedings.


Marriage. Children. Grandchildren.

Modern Law Firm helps people strengthen marriages and grow families through premarital agreements, adoptions and related family matters.


Work. Save. Give.

Modern Law Firm provides practical advice and legal guidance to individuals, couples, families and business owners in many estate planning matters. Probate of Nebraska estates is also available.

Nebraska Estate Planning Lawyer

 Estates Law

How can a Nebraska estate planning and probate attorney help you shape your legacy and achieve your American Dream?

Modern Law Firm has a Nebraska estate planning attorney who can provide individuals and business owners in and around Dawes County with advice on how to protect assets in the event of death or disability through wills, living trusts, advanced healthcare directives, living wills, powers of attorney, guardianships, conservatorships, and pre-marital or prenuptial agreements.

We can also assist Chadron families with probate of estates and counsel personal representatives in fulfilling their responsibilities under the law.  If you have a probate case in Dawes County, Sheridan County, Box Butte County, or in the vicinity, our Chadron law office can assist.



Appointments available in office, by telephone or video conference with Skype, FaceTime or Google Hangouts

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