Managing Partner

Tracy Thompson here. I specialize in elder law, estate planning, probate and trust administration. I also handle the real estate and business matters for the firm. I spend my out of office time fishing and sailing on Hamlin Lake, kayaking the Pere Marquette River, and playing golf poorly. I have been to sixteen Bruce Springsteen concerts. I have five children, Miranda, Malcolm, Temple, Trent and Bruce, who all graduated from Ludington High School with a higher GPA and class rank than their Dad.  

I grew up in Ludington and I graduated from Ludington High School in 1982. I was pretty excited when I got into the University of Michigan. Go Blue! Four years later I was even more excited (and surprised) when I got into the University of Michigan Law School. On the first day of law school I met a beautiful blond woman from Minnesota named Laura. I stared at her for a year until I got up the nerve to ask her out. She said yes. Laura and I got married right after law school and then we moved to Chicago where we worked at big law firms. I was a litigator at a fantastic law firm, Jenner & Block, for two years. We then moved to Western Illinois for another two years where Laura worked as an Assistant Attorney General in Rock Island, and I worked as an Assistant State's Attorney for Henry County, Illinois. Dang that was a great office, fun people, important work. But I missed the water, and I wanted to be chief prosecutor. So in 1994 we moved to Ludington, and I ran for County Prosecutor in 1996. The voters decided I should remain in private practice. In 1997, Laura and I bought a sturdy brick building on Court Street (good street for a law firm), and here we are today. I started my law career as a courtroom attorney, but over the years I realized I was having a lot more fun in court than my clients. So now I do my best to keep my clients out of court with good planning. And if things go sideways I send my clients to my law partner Ryan.

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