Senior Pre-litigation Paralegal
Since growing up around police officers, Connie realized that she was destined for a career as a public servant to uphold the law. Her family was full of active military members and veterans. In fact, as a child, she wanted to fly Apache helicopters.
But a trip to the military entrance processing station foretold a different path. When Connie had her eyesight tested, it was deemed too poor for her to become a pilot. Although it broke her heart a little, she knew that when one door closes, another opens.
A position working for an attorney in the late 1990s renewed her passion for helping others. She found a new career direction: law.
Connie received her Bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Phoenix. She worked for several attorneys in Phoenix and California. After starting her family, she chose to stay home with her children for a few years. But she missed law so much that she came back to work.
At Thompson Law Firm, Connie handles all pre-litigation aspects of each case. She joined the firm because she had previously worked with the firm’s owner, Christy. She calls Christy a “class act who really cares for her clients and employees.” Connie feels it is refreshing to work in an environment where the attorney truly cares about the wellbeing of their clients.
Connie shares Christy’s desire to help people and to make a difference in our community. Making an impact in our community is what excites her about going to work every day. Being in our diverse community, her fluency in both English and Spanish ensures communication with all clients go smoothly.
Her passion for helping others spills over into all aspects of Connie’s life. If money weren’t a consideration, she would open a homeless shelter to provide resources, training and rehabilitation to get people back on their feet. Alternately, she would support the local VA hospital. Having come from a military family, Connie feels that a mere “thank you” does not fully express her gratitude for the sacrifices our veterans and their families have made for our country.
When not helping others at work, Connie is fueled by the strength and love of her family. Her three children—a 10-year-old son and 7-year-old twin daughters—allow her to see the world anew through their eyes. Connie is very active with her children. Her family plays football on Saturdays with a local league.