We are pleased to announce that James R. Thompson and Jennifer D. Duettra are now “Of Counsel” to Miller & Law, P.C. (www.millerlawattorneys.com).

Miller & Law is composed of many seasoned and highly respected attorneys who are experienced in a wide variety of legal matters, no matter how simple or complex, including business, real estate and construction law, commercial litigation, family law and estate planning.

This is our former site as it existed at the time Ronald H. Thompson passed away on June 22, 2010. The content has not been updated since that time, but remains live to provide detailed information about James R. Thompson and Jennifer D. Duettra’s background and experience.

For more information about Miller & Law, our expanded capabilities and current bios and contact information, please see www.millerlawattorneys.com. You can also call us at (303) 322-6500 or email us at jrt@millerandlaw.com and/or jdd@millerandlaw.com. We look forward to continuing to serve your legal needs, be they commercial or personal.

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James R. Thompson

Practice Areas:
  • Banking Law
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Zoning, Planning and Land Use
  • Colorado; U.S. District Court, District of Colorado (1986)
  • New Jersey (1990)
  • Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey (1991)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (1992)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1994)
Law School:
  • Rutgers University (J.D., 1986)
  • University of Denver (B.S.B.A., 1983)
  • Colorado, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Camden County (NJ), Denver and Philadelphia Bar Associations
  • Cherry Creek Country Club
  • Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity (1979 - present)
  • Bramante Homeowners' Association (Board of Directors 2006-present)
  • Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado (2006-present)
  • Cherry Hill Regional Chamber of Commerce (Board of Managers 2001-2005; Vice Chairman 2003-2005)
  • Cherry Hill Township (NJ) Library Board of Trustees (Trustee 2003-2005)
  • Girl Scouts of Camden County, NJ (Board Member 2000-2004)
  • Cooper River Rowing Association (Trustee 2004-2005)
  • Betty and Milton Katz Jewish Community Center (Cherry Hill, NJ)(Board Member 1993-1998)
  • Allied Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey

James R. Thompson, Esq.
Miller & Law, P.C.
1900 West Littleton Blvd.
Littleton, CO 80120
303.722.6500 - Phone
303.722.9270 - Fax

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"AV" Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and listed in the Bar Registry of Preeminent lawyers. Jim has over twenty-four years of sophisticated experience in state and federal civil trials, including claims involving complex commercial litigation, real estate disputes, contract disputes, fraud, deceptive trade practices, negligence, landlord/tenant, tortious interference, construction cases, zoning and planning board appeals, insurance coverage disputes and family law. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in virtually all aspects of civil litigation in the State Trial Courts of Colorado and New Jersey, the Federal Trial Courts of Colorado, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

In addition to his trial experience, Jim represents clients before various county and municipal boards and commissions in connection with zoning and planning applications. He regularly counsels clients on a variety of legal issues in the real estate, insurance, corporate and distributorship/franchise areas. This counseling often involves the preparation of various types of agreements necessary for the business operation, including shareholder, operating, leases, purchase/sale, employment, non-disclosure, sale and manufacturing, and distribution and licensing. His clients have ranged from major corporations to small businesses to individuals.

Jim has served as a Court appointed arbitrator for commercial litigation and personal injury cases and is a trained family law mediator.

After graduating from Moorestown Friends School in New Jersey, Jim received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Denver in 1983. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, NJ in 1986.

Jim began his legal career in Colorado during the summer of 1984 as an intern to Chief Justice William H. Erickson of the Colorado Supreme Court and upon graduation from law school in 1986, began practicing law in Colorado. Jim started with a small firm, focusing on business and real estate transactional matters and soon moved on to a medium-sized firm where he transitioned to commercial litigation matters. In 1990 he left Denver and moved to the Philadelphia metropolitan area (Cherry Hill, NJ). There he practiced with the century-old Philadelphia based large regional law firm of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP. Early in his 14 years at Obermayer, Jim rose to partner in the firm's litigation department.

In August 2005, Jim returned to Colorado to join his brother in practice. Today, Thompson & Thompson and Obermayer enjoy an "Of Counsel" affiliation, enabling each to draw on the resources of the other to better serve their clients.

 April 12, 2024, 8:20 pm MDT