6045 Wilson Boulevard Suite 101
Arlington, Virginia 22205
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Kelly A. Thompson

Ms. Thompson has worked in the trusts and estates field since 1977, as both a trust banker and a trusts and estates attorney.  Ms. Thompson’s current practice handles all aspects of estate planning, but focuses on planning for persons with special needs.  She a member of The Special Needs Alliance, a national group of attorneys serving the legal needs of persons with disabilities.  Ms. Thompson is also a member of the Virginia Guardianship Association and has an active elder law practice, which includes guardianship and planning for incapacity.

Ms. Thompson received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, and her law degree from the Fordham University School of Law.  She is admitted to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and New York.

As a native of Northern Virginia, Ms. Thompson is dedicated to serving the Northern Virginia community.  She is an active volunteer with The Arc of Northern Virginia, and serves as counsel for the pooled special needs trust sponsored by that organization.  She also serves on the Legal Advisors group for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Capital Chapter.  Ms. Thompson has previously served on the Board of Directors of Capital Hospice, Governing Board of the Trusts and Estates section of the Virginia State Bar, and is a past president of both the Northern Virginia Estate Planning Council and Northern Virginia chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Ms. Thompson resides in Arlington with her daughter, Emma, and is active with Families with Children from China.


Fordham University School of Law

  • J.D., 1979

University of Virginia

  • B.A., 1976

Bar Admissions


District of Columbia

New York

Court Admissions

Supreme Court of the United States

Professional  Affiliations

Arlington County Bar Association

  • Treasurer, 2013-present

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Northern Virginia Estate Planning Council

  • Past President

Special Needs Alliance

  • Board Member, 2012-present
  • Member, 2005-present

Virginia Guardianship Association

Capital Hospice

  • Board of Directors, 1998-2006

Virginia State Bar, Trusts and Estates Section

  • Governing Board, 1995-2002

Alzheimer’s Association, Northern Virginia Chapter

  • Past President
  • Board Member, 1993-1998

Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Capital Chapter

  • Legal Advisors group

Community Involvement

Arlington Community Foundation

  • Professional Advisors Group

Virginia Hospital Center

  • Legacy Planning Committee

Families with Children from China

The Arc of Northern Virginia


“Trust Administration in Virginia”, Virginia State Bar Foundation (1997)

“Adult Incapacity”, Virginia Lawyer Deskbook