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General practice, including but not limited to:

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Juris Doctor, With Distinction, University of Iowa College of Law

Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, University of Nebraska at Omaha


Positions Held

Attorney Ben Thompson is the Founding Attorney, President and CEO of Modern Law Firm, PC, LLO. Prior to his private law practice, Ben served as a judicial clerk to a justice with the Nebraska Supreme Court. Additionally, he is the Founder and President of Affirmative Dispute Resolution, which provides neutrals to evaluate, mediate and arbitrate disputes. Ben Thompson is a Nebraska licensed real estate agent and REALTOR® with Platinum Realty.

Ben Thompson describes his work as being at the intersection of the land, its stewardship, and justice.

Legal Experience

With a perspective uniquely informed by his experience clerking for judges at both the trial and appellate levels, Ben Thompson has a global view of the judicial system. His clerkship experience, bolstered by his tenure as Senior Articles Editor for the Iowa Law Review, allowed Ben to further refine his analytical research and writing skills. He has participated in the mediation, arbitration and litigation of various matters in several states. Ben is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as federal, state and tribal courts in multiple jurisdictions.

Practice Areas

Although Ben Thompson began his legal career counseling and advocating for various Native American communities, his practice expanded and diversified to include many areas that support the American Dream for all Nebraskans. Ben has represented individuals, small businesses, nonprofits, homeowners associations and governmental entities in a variety of matters, including real estate, business, family, and estates.

Ben Thompson is an AV-rated “Super Lawyer” and has earned an outstanding reputation among his peers.

Peer Recognition

His legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience have earned Ben Thompson an outstanding reputation among his peers.  After an extensive and confidential peer review by members of the Bar and Judiciary, he received an AV Preeminent® Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating. Ben was also named to the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Great Plains Super Lawyers List, an honor reserved for no more than five percent of the lawyers in Nebraska exhibiting a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Community Involvement

In 2004, Ben Thompson campaigned in a tightly contested race to represent southwest Omaha’s Legislative District 31 (LD31) as a state senator in the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature.  He is a Past President of the Millard Business Association.  Ben has also served on the Executive Board of the Millard Business Association as Vice-President and the Board of Directors of the Millard Town Center Community Foundation. A Christian lawyer and Realtor, Ben is a member of Christ Community Church in Omaha, Nebraska, where he serves on a leadership team.

Ben Thompson is committed to strengthening and growing the communities that Nebraskans call home.

Personal Background

Ben Thompson has called Omaha home since 1982. He is happily married with four children, who inspire him daily. A former trumpeter and pianist, Ben particularly appreciates jazz, blues, big band and bluegrass music. He is also an automotive enthusiast who enjoys driving his classic pick up and insists on a manual transmission in his daily driver. Ben thrives in the outdoors, whether he is cycling, hiking, boating, or camping.

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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.


Ben Thompson receives
AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating

After an extensive and confidential peer review by members of the Bar and Judiciary, Attorney Ben Thompson has received an AV Preeminent® Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating.

Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Ben Thompson named to
2017 Great Plains Super Lawyers List

Attorney Ben Thompson is a Great Plains “Super Lawyer.” Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in Nebraska are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

earn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.

Isaiah 1:17

lessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Matthew 5:9