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Lori Thompson, (Lawyer)

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   310 First Street, Suite 1100
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  lthompson@spilmanlaw.com
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LCSW

LPC

LMFT

Psychiatrist

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Professional Activities


Current Prior

Collaborative Practice Training


Year Course Title Instructor Hours Action
Basic/ Introductory Collaborative Law or Interdisciplinary Collaborative Team Training.
30-Hr Interest-Based Negotiation & Mediation Skills
Advanced interest-based negotiation, communication skills, collaborative,professional coach training
Annual 4 hours collaborative continuing education (basic, intermediate, or advanced)

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Lori Thompson, (Lawyer)

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Lori Thompson has practiced law in the Commonwealth of Virginia for over 15 years. During that time, she has advised clients in a wide variety of legal matters including banking, bankruptcy, contract, business law, computer/technology law, eminent domain, environmental issues, domestic relations, healthcare, real estate disputes, taxation and various collection matters. Lori is experienced in resolving matters through litigation, mediation and negotiation. Lori is trained as a collaborative divorce professional. She values the opportunity created by the collaborative process to yield results that are in the best interests of the future well-being of the family. Her years of experience in financial and asset valuation matters in state and federal courts can be helpful in crafting creative solutions to make resolution possible.

Collaborative Practice Group Membership


Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Roanoke

Southwest Virginia Collaborative Divorce Professionals

Collaborative Services


Education


Licenses


Licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia by the Virginia State Bar.
Admitted to practice in Virginia State Courts, U.S.
District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Virginia, the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and
U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Virginia. ,J.D.

Professional Activities


CURRENT:
Virginia Bar Association: Board of Governors (2006 - 2007, 2013 - 2017);
Virginia State Bar: Law School Professionalism Course Faculty Member (2011 - 2018)
Ted Dalton American Inn of Court, Master (2013 - present)
Federal Bar Association, Roanoke Chapter: Board of Directors (2013 - 2017)
Virginia Poverty Law Center: Board of Directors (2011 - 2018); President (2013 - 2014)
Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce: Board of Directors (2013 - 2016)
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy), an honor bestowed on the top 1% of lawyers as a result of peer surveys, 2007 - present
Selected as Virginia Business magazine's
Recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, 2010 - present
Recipient, President's Volunteer Service Award, President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, 2006 – present
Legal Aid Society of the Roanoke Valley: Board of Trustees (2019-present)

PRIOR:
Virginia Bar Association: Chair of the Young Lawyers Division (2006 - 2007)
Virginia State Bar: Professionalism Course Faculty Member (2009 – 2011);
Virginia Women Attorneys Association: Former President, Roanoke Chapter, and Member of Board of Directors
Roanoke Bar Association: President (2011 - 2012); Board of Directors (2005 - 2013)
Roanoke Law Foundation: Chair (2012 - 2013); Board of Trustees (2010 - 2013)
American Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute
International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
Named Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers, 2014
Inducted as a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation, 2014
Named Local Bar Leader of the Year by the Virginia State Bar's Conference of Local Bar Associations, 2013
Inducted as a Fellow of the Roanoke Law Foundation, 2012
Named Leader in the Law by Virginia Lawyers Weekly, 2012
Named an Influential Woman of Virginia by Virginia Lawyers Weekly, 2010
Featured in Richmond magazine’s
Graduate, Batten Leadership Institute at Hollins University, 2009
Listed in the Blue Ridge Business Journal’s
Named
Graduate, Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Roanoke Valley Program, 2003
Recipient, 2002 Blue Ridge Legal Services Pro Bono Award for highest contribution to pro bono service in Roanoke Valley

Collaborative Practice Training


Year Course Title Instructor Hours
Basic/ Introductory Collaborative Law or Interdisciplinary Collaborative Team Training.
2014 Collaborative Divorce Team Training Virginia Collaborative Professionals 20.5
30-Hr Interest-Based Negotiation & Mediation Skills
2019 Mediation & Interest-Based Negotiation & Mediation Skills Collaborative Training Institute 40.0
Additional 15 hours Intermediate/ Advanced interest-based negotiation, communication skills, collaborative, or basic professional coach training
2019 Research Informed Parenting Plans CDPR: Heather Clifft 1.5
2019 Promoting Your Collaborative Practice CDPR: Joryn Jenkins, JD 1
2016 Integrity: Using Purpose & Values to Become a Better Professional & Collaborative Practitioner J. Kim Wright, J.D. 4
2015 Explaining Process Options: Litigation - Mediation - Collaboration David Nixon 1
2015 Effectively Using Visual Aids in Collaboration Tom Walk 1
2015 Cooperative Divorce Process v Collabotative Divorce David Nixon 1
2014 Personality Disorders & Impact on the Collaborative Process Kathleen Bagby 1
2014 Growing Our Practice By Figuring Out What We Want Thomas Walk 1
2014 Follow-Up from Retreat Cheryl Smith 1
2014 Collaborative Practice Development Workshop Susan Witt 2
2014 Breaking Down Barriers to Support Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Roanoke 1
Annual 4 hours collaborative continuing education (basic, intermediate, or advanced)
2021 Summary of the UCLA (in plain English) & Discussion CDPR Retreat: Facilitator - Cheryl Watson Smith, JD .5
2021 How to Bring in the Other Side When They Resist Forrest (Woody) Mosten 2
2021 DC Metro Protocols: The Initial Team Meeting CDPR Retreat: David Nixon, JD .75
2021 DC Metro Protocols: Professional Team Organization, Conduct and Process CDPR: I was presenter 1
2021 DC Metro Protocols: Issues Regarding Termination and Withdrawal from the Collaborative Process CDPR: Heather Clifft, LPC 1
2021 DC Metro Protocols: How to Manage Challenges with Parties & How to Manage Challenges with Other Team Members CDPR Retreat: Cathy Rae, PhD 1.75
2021 DC Metro Protocols: Communication Among the Team Members CDRP: I was presenter 1
2021 DC Metro Protocols: Collaborative Process Structure I was presenter 1
2020 Internal Family Systems: A Paradigm Awakening CDPR: Heather Clifft, LPC and Cheryl Watson Smith, JD 1
2015 Second Saturday Divorce Workshop Robyn Walker 1
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