Thompson Painter Law P.C., located in Billings, provides quality estate planning services and documents for Montana clients. We assist people who want to protect their families from the devastating legal effects of incapacity, death and taxes.
James W. Thompson is an acknowledged authority on the subject of wills, trusts, and estates. He began practicing law in Billings in 1962.
Sam S. Painter has been in private practice in Montana since 1993. He maintained a general law practice for 22 years and is now focused on estate planning.
Michael C. Yasenak joined Thompson Painter Law P.C. in November 2017, and brought with him a decade of legal experience. Mr. Yasenak’s practice focuses exclusively on wills, trusts, and estates.
We offer the following services:
Living Trusts (Revocable)
Power of Attorney (P.O.A.)
Health Care Power of Attorney
Living Will (Natural Death Directive)
Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
Special Needs Trusts
Medicaid Planning to Protect Family Assets
Free Initial Telephone Interview
Billings Attorneys for Estate Planning and Elder Care
Thompson Painter Law helps you accomplish your estate planning goals, taking the mystery out of the planning process. Our knowledgeable staff has helped people just like you ease the burden on family members left behind. Our clients come from all over the state of Montana. We conduct informative estate planning seminars in both Bozeman and Billings, MT.
Take advantage of these services today. Your loved ones will be relieved of needless legal fees and government interference in settling your estate. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that you and your loved ones are protected.
Mr. Thompson is a charter member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. He enjoys the highest rating (“AV”) from Martindale-Hubbell, the international lawyer rating organization. Read more about Thompson Painter Law.
Free Initial Telephone Interview
Call our office: 406-294-4230 or 1-800-814-1248, M – Th 8-5 and Friday 8-3 (closed over the noon hour). Ask for our free initial telephone interview. One of our staff members will ask you some no-obligation questions to determine if our estate planning services can help you and your family.
Or send us an email with your telephone number and estate planning concern. Our staff will contact you during our business hours.
James W. Thompson, now retired, is an acknowledged authority on the subject of wills, trusts, and estates. He is a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is well-known as a speaker and seminar leader in the field of estate planning and asset protection. Mr. Thompson is known for his ability to condense complex legal principles and problems to meet each client’s situation.
Mr. Thompson graduated from the University of Montana School of Business in accounting, and earned a C.P.A. certificate. He then received a Juris Doctor (law) degree from the University of Montana Law School. Mr. Thompson is admitted to practice law in the State of Montana, in both State and Federal Court, as well as the United States Tax Court. He has been in the private practice of law in Billings since 1962. He served a term as Billings City Attorney and served on the State Bar of Montana’s committee on Estates and Trusts.
Mr. Thompson has been active all his professional life in community affairs and has served on many boards and commissions, in both the public sector and the private. He lives in Billings with his wife, Linda, and has three grown children.