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Jennifer L. Thompson

Attorney & Counselor at Law

       Jennifer L. Thompson is the Principal and Owner of JLT Law, located in Woodbury, Minnesota. As a former guardian ad litem, she has a special focus on the best interests of children. She has also worked with same-sex partner agreements and divorce, as well as with clients who have post-dissolution issues due to changed circumstances or matters left unresolved by partial or otherwise incomplete orders. She has completed third-party custody transfer, stepparent adoption, and advocated for the parents of children in need of protection.

       Ms. Thompson is Chair of the Children & the Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association and a member of the Family Law Section. She is also a member of the Warren E. Burger American Inn of Court, where she has spoken on the history of legal ethics. Ms. Thompson is active on the Board of Directors for Headway Emotional Health Services.

         Ms. Thompson earned her juris doctor from William Mitchell College of Law, graduating a semester early, and was admitted to the Bar on her first attempt. Ms. Thompson began her practice in clinic as a Certified Student Attorney and earned the 2015 Minnesota Justice Foundation Outstanding Service Award for her commitment to access to justice. She is licensed to practice in the State of Minnesota and is a Rule 114 Qualified Neutral, providing alternative dispute resolution in family and civil matters. She is trained in traditional mediation, as well as the Transformative Approach. 


       State of Minnesota

       Rule 114 Qualified Neutral - Civil and Family


       Juris Doctor, William Mitchell College of Law - St. Paul, Minnesota

       Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, University of Wisconsin - Superior


       Minnesota State Bar Association - Chair - Children & the Law Section; Family Law Section

       Association of Family and Conciliation Courts - Minnesota Chapter

       Warren E. Burger American Inn of Court - Associate

       Headway Emotional Health Services - Board of Directors


       Minnesota Justice Foundation - Outstanding Service Award

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