Tracy M. Thompson, Managing Partner

tracy-thompsonTracy specializes in elder law, estate planning, probate and family law. He also handles the real estate and business matters for the firm. Tracy and his wife Laura founded the firm in 1994 when they returned to Tracy’s hometown of Ludington after practicing four years in Illinois. Tracy spends his out of office time with Laura and their five children, coaching youth sports, sailing on Hamlin Lake, and fishing the Pere Marquette River.


Practice Areas
Estate Planning; Probate Administration; Elder Law; Family Law; Municipal Law; Mortgage Foreclosures; Real Estate; Business Law

Admitted: 1990, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 1992, Minnesota; 1994, Michigan; 2000, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

Law School: University of Michigan, J.D., cum laude, 1989

College: University of Michigan, B.A., 1986

Member: Mason-Lake Counties (President, 1998-1999) and American Bar Associations.

Biography: Associate, Jenner & Block, Chicago, 1990-1992. Assistant State’s Attorney, Henry County, Illinois, 1992-1994. Assistant Prosecutor, Mason County, Michigan, 1994-1996. Scottville City Attorney, 1996-present.

Ryan T Glanville, Partner

ryan-glanville-3 Ryan is a trial attorney. He loves going to court to help his clients where they need him most. Ryan handles the firm’s criminal defense cases including serious felonies, and charges for drugs, firearms, assault, and drunk driving. He also handles much of the firm’s civil litigation including personal injury, divorce, and driver’s license reinstatement. Ryan is a highly motivated and skilled litigator who aggressively represents his clients to give them the best chance to succeed in court.

Ryan grew up playing competitive sports, and he played football at Adrian College from 1990-1994. His passion for the game is now being instilled in Ludington’s youth. Ryan and his wife Kristi have three kids, and he has coached their Pop Warner Football, Ludington Rec Basketball, and Ludington Soccer Club soccer teams. While sports takes up a lot of time, the family has the most fun skiing, backpacking, and enjoying all of the outdoor activities that West Michigan has to offer.

Ryan is a member of the Michigan Bar Association, American Bar Association, Michigan Association for Justice, and the Criminal Defense Association of Michigan. Locally, Ryan is a member of the Ludington Optimist Club, Mason County Habitat for Humanity, and the Mason/Lake Bar Association, and has served as president of all three.


Practice Areas
Criminal Law; Civil Litigation; Construction Litigation; Driving While Intoxicated; Personal Injury; Drug Crimes; Driver’s License Restoration; Divorce

Admitted: 1997, Michigan

Law School: Wayne State University, J.D., 1997

College: Adrian College, B.A., 1994

Member: Mason-Lake Bar Association (President, 2000-2001); Michigan Association of Justice; National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys; Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan; American Bar Association; Michigan Bar Association, and the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association.

Laura Hartman Thompson, Partner

laura-thompsonLaura spends the majority of her time raising her five children, but also handles the firm’s appellate practice, and helps with research and writing in other cases.


Practice Areas
Appellate Practice

Admitted: 1990, Illinois; 1995, Michigan

Law School: University of Michigan, J.D., cum laude, 1989

College: Colorado College, B.A., cum laude, 1986

Biography: Phi Beta Kappa. Associate, Mayer, Brown & Platt, Chicago, 1990-1992. Assistant Attorney General, Illinois, 1993-1994.