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Firm Overview

Since 1971, Ralph W. Thompson III and his firms have provided quality legal service throughout the Central Coast and Northern California. Mr. Thompson co-founded Thomas, Panetta & Thompson in 1971, Donald A. Thomas was appointed Judge in 1972, and Alan P. Murphy and Leon E. Panetta joined the firm. Mr. Panetta was elected to Congress in 1976, served as the President's Chief of Staff, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and U.S. Defense Secretary. Mr. Murphy retired in 1992 and Mr. Thompson established The Thompson Law Office in 1997. Attorney Profiles

Statement of Practice Summary: The firm represents clients in Civil and Commercial Litigation; Business and Real Estate Litigation; Probate, Trust and Estates Litigation; Wills and Trust; Professional Negligence and Insurance Litigation; Serious Injury and Wrongful Death Claims on the Central Coast throughout California. The Firm also serves as co-counsel and local counsel for other firms, including out-of-state firms. The firm is committed to professional excellence, the highest ethical standards, civility in its business and professional relationships, and service to the community. Mr. Thompson and the firm are AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. (See Bar Register).

Ralph W. Thompson III and Joseph E. Bileci, Jr.


Ratings Explanation

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