Robert E. Thomson
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Robert E. Thomson - Biography

Born in California, Robert E. Thomson moved to Arizona in 1994. (However, he visited Phoenix on a regular basis with his family since the early 50’s as his father had business here.)

He received his JD from the University of California Law School at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) in 1967 and became a member of the California Bar the following year. Admitted to legal practice in both Arizona and California, he is a member of Probate and Trust Law Section of the Arizona State Bar, a member of the Estate, Trust and Probate Section of the Maricopa County Bar Association and a member of the Estates and Trusts Section of the State Bar of California.

Former Chair and CEO of a New York Stock Exchange listed company subsidiary, Thomson headed a 50-lawyer office in Los Angeles for a 700-lawyer national law firm. He also served for several years as the Chief Deputy City Attorney of Los Angeles.

Current activities include publicly elected Director of the Fountain Hills Sanitary District, President of the Senior Services Foundation of Fountain Hills and volunteer attorney for the Fountain Hills Senior Services Center. Married to wife Diane for more than 30 years, Thomson lives in Fountain Hills with Diane and their “too numerous to mention” cats.


Robert E. Thomson - Awards & Affiliations

Current Organizations or Activities
  - Director - Fountain Hills Sanitary District (publicly elected)
- Director - River of Time Museum Foundation (also past President)
- President - Senior Services of Fountain Hills Foundation Board of Directors
- Member - Scottsdale Healthcare Advisors
- Inductee - Lower Verde River Valley Hall of Fame

Past Involvement
  - Vice Chair, National Mercantile Bancorp, Los Angeles, California (NASDAQ)
- Chief Deputy City Attorney, City of Los Angeles
- Attorney heading 50 lawyer office in Los Angeles for a 700 lawyer national law firm
- Chair and CEO, New York Stock Exchange listed company subsidiary
- Senior Officer, New York Stock Exchange listed company
- President, Occidental College Alumni Association
- President, International Forum of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council
- Board Member - Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce
- Board Member - Lower Verde Valley Historical Society
- Jeckel, Howard & Thomson - September 1996 through November 2014

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7537 E. McDonald Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

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