Divorce, child custody and other family law matters can be painful and difficult to deal with, but it doesn't have to be the end of a respectful relationship. With the help of an experienced family law attorney, you can redefine your existing relationships in a way that works for you and your family.
At Thompson Family Law, P.A., in Fort Myers, Florida, we are committed to helping clients resolve their family law issues. We offer each client an honest assessment of their options so they can make informed choices about how to proceed with their case. To schedule a consultation with one of our dedicated family law attorneys in Fort Myers, contact us today. Call 239-243-9297 or 888-550-6071 today.
We shall always provide exceptional service to our clients, colleagues, and community.
We are a team of dedicated professionals committed to providing exceptional legal services to families by:
Educating and guiding each client through their individual legal and emotional process
Anticipating and solving problems efficiently and creatively with respect for each client's needs through a personal team approach
Providing a supportive environment which promotes individual and firm growth through innovation, training, education and encouragement
Earning and maintaining the respect, confidence and goodwill of our clients, team members, colleagues, and community
Participating in community efforts that support and strengthen families
Stephen D. Thompson
Steve is a Board Certified Marital and Family Lawyer, a Certified Family Mediator, Collaborative Lawyer, and an Arbitrator. He handles a wide variety of marital and family law cases, with particular emphasis on divorce litigation and post-judgment modification. Having practiced law since 1979, Steve believes strongly that marital disputes can be handled in a manner that will be the least damaging to the family, and include negotiations which will arrive at a settlement with emotions on both sides held in check. Bottom line: Saving money and time.
Steve’s years of experience as a family law attorney include a great interest in the value of preserving family relationships. He helped design and create the County Clerk’s Support and Visitation Enforcement Program, for which he received the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award. He participates in numerous other programs and organizations such as the Child Protection Team and the Children’s Alliance, and for a number of years was involved in the Guardian Ad Litem Program.
Co-author of Florida Legal Forms - Domestic Relations, published by West Publishing Company, Steve has also published “Hot Tips for Successful Mediations” in The Family Law Commentator for The Florida Bar; co-presented portions of a seminar sponsored by National Business Institute, and others. He is founding member and organizer of the Collaborative Lawyers of SW Florida and is actively involved in a number of civic organizations.
Steve was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1979. He received his B.S., cum laude, in chemistry and pre-medical studies from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, in 1973. In May 1978 he received his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. Honors include Dean’s List and Lawyer of the Americas Student Board.
Areas of Practice
100% Family Law
Certified Legal Specialties
Marital and Family Law, State Bar of Florida, 1986
Family Mediator, Florida Supreme Court, 1991
Certified Collaborative Lawyer
University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
J.D. - May, 1978
Honors: Dean's List; Lawyer of the Americas Student Board
University of Miami, Miami, Florida
B.S. cum laude - 1973
Major: Chemistry and Pre-Medical Studies
Florida Legal Forms - Domestic Relations, West Publishing Company
"Hot Tips for Successful Mediations", The Family Law Commentator for The Florida Bar
Assisted in Training Volunteers, Guardian Ad Litem Program in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, 1986 - 1988
Trained Staff, Support and Visitation Enforcement Program, 1985 - 1987
Speaker, Hot Tips for Successful Mediations, The Family Law Commentator, The Florida Bar, 1996 - Present
Speaker, Domestic Law In Florida, National Business Institute, January 31, 1992
Honors and Awards
President's Pro Bono Service Award, The Florida Bar, 1986
Dedicated Service Award, Volunteer Service, Twentieth Judicial Circuit Support Enforcement Hearing Officer Program, 1996 - Present
Business Associate of the Year, Cape Coral Calusa Chapter of American Business Women's Association, 1993 - Present
Kiwanian of the Year, Kiwanis International, 1987 - Present
Professional Associations and Memberships
Child Protection Team, Attorney, 1992 - Present
Lee County Arbitration/Mediation Advisory Board, Charter Member, 1986 - 1988
Guardian Ad Litem Advisory Board for Twentieth Circuit, President, 1988; Secretary, 1987
Association of Family Law Professionals, Member, 1996 - 1997
Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Member, 1996 - Present
Entrepreneurial Leadership Council, Member, Charter Class, 1993 - Present
United Way, Member Allocation Committee, 1994 - 1997
The Children's Alliance d/b/a/ Sexual Abuse Treatment Program, Member, 1987 - 1995
Children's Services Council, Member, 1990 - 1993
Kiwanis International, Member, 1987 - Present
Past Employment Positions
Child Support Enforcement, Contract Attorney, 1981 - 1986
Leib, Popper & MacKoul, P.A., Associate, 1979 - 1980
Phi Alpha Delta