Attorney Profiles

Mark E. Thompson 
Lancaster, California
Partner
phone (661) 945-5868
fax (661) 723-7089
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Mark E. Thompson, Partner, has more than thirty years of legal experience. Mr. Thompson earned his J.D. degree cum laude from the University of San Fernando Valley, College of Law (now known as San Fernando Valley Schools of Law and Paralegal Studies of the University of West Los Angeles) in 1976, and is admitted to the bar in California and in the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California. Mr. Thompson is a Certified Specialist in Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Law, by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He is a member of the Antelope Valley (Board of Directors, 1978-1982; President, 1982; Chairman, Lawyer Referral Service,1982-1983), Los Angeles County, California State (Member: Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section; Past Member, Subcommittee on Estate Planning), and American Bar Associations, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Mr. Thompson is active in many civic and professional organizations including the Antelope Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross (Board of Directors, 1983-1991; Chapter President, 1988-1990), the Gift Foundation of Antelope Valley Hospital (Board of Directors, 1990-; Treasurer, 1992-1996), the Rotary Club of Lancaster (Director and President, 1996-1997), the A.V. Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (Associate Member), the Antelope Valley College Foundation (legal counsel) and the Edwards Air Force Base Civ - Mil Support Group (Member).

Areas of Practice:
Estate Planning
Probate
Trusts
Wills
Trust Administration
Conservatorships
Guardianships
Elder Law
Medi-Cal Planning
Certification/Specialties:
Certified Specialist in Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Law, by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization


Bar Admissions:
California, 1977
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1977
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1977
U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1977
U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1977
Education:
University of San Fernando Valley College of Law, Panorama City, California, 1976
J.D.
Honors: Cum Laude


University of West Los Angeles, 1976
Major:  Paralegal Studies


Professional Associations and Memberships:
Antelope Valley Bar Association, 1982
President


Antelope Valley Bar Association, 1982 - 1983
Chairman, Lawyer Referral Service


Los Angeles County Bar Association, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section
Member


State Bar of California
Member, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section


State Bar of California
Past Member, Subcommittee on Estate Planning


American Bar Association
Member


National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Member


American Red Cross, Antelope Valley Chapter, 1983 - 1991
Board of Directors


American Red Cross, Antelope Valley Chapter, 1988 - 1990
Chapter President


The Gift Foundation of Antelope Valley Hospital, 1990 - Present
Board of Directors - Director Emeritus


The Gift Foundation of Antelope Valley Hospital, 1990 - 1996
Treasurer


Rotary Club of Lancaster, 1996 - 1997
Director and President


A.V. Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
Associate Member


Antelope Valley College Foundation
Board Member and Legal Counsel


California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
Member



The Antelope Valley estate planning and probate attorneys at Thompson Von Tungeln, A P.C., in Lancaster, California, serve clients in North Los Angeles County and East Kern County, including such communities as Palmdale, Santa Clarita, Ridgecrest, Mojave, Edwards Air Force Base, Acton, Agua Dulce, Littlerock, Llano, Juniper Hills, Quartz Hill, Leona Valley, Lake Hughes, and Pearblossom.

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