Meet David Thompson, an attorney at the Omaha firm of Burnett Wilson Law.

Tell us a little about your business. – We are a nine-attorney firm with a range of practice areas, including estate planning, elder law, personal injury, family law, general litigation, and business planning. I am a member of the elder law team, and my practice focuses on long-term care planning including Medicaid and VA benefits, as well as guardianships and special needs planning. When you face legal challenges, let our team at Burnett Wilson Law put our 200+ years of combined experience to work. We will give you the attention you deserve. Our office is located at 17525 Arbor St. On our website, you can learn more about our practice areas and read bios for our attorneys. We are united in our mission to help people overcome legal challenges, and we do so with a level of integrity and respect that can’t be found at just any law firm.

How did you get started in the business? – I had dealt with several facilities and numerous elder law issues over the years while taking care of my parents and my disabled sister. I started doing work in that area because I knew people in that field and had a lot of respect for what they do. Now, here I am!

What has been your most important achievement professionally? – Hasn’t happened yet.

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – Over the last several years, I have become an avid gardener. I try to spend three or four hours gardening every Saturday and Sunday as long as weather permits.

What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? – Very few people know that I like to sing, and I do it all the time while I am in the shower or gardening. Maybe that’s why I like gardening.

What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – I heard an interesting quote the other day from a 9/11 first responder being interviewed on television. He said, “You only die once, but you live every day.”

If you could have a super power, what would it be? – I have a fear of heights, but I think I would get over that if I could fly.

Which talent would you most like to have? – I wish I were a really good singer. See above.

If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be? – I’ve thought that being an elementary school teacher would be fun.

What is your favorite movie? – Singin’ in the Rain.

What is your favorite local restaurant? – Dario’s. I also go to Gorat’s every two months or so because I crave their prime rib. Eating beef is a little irresponsible from an environmental standpoint, but I can’t help it.

If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? – That’s a tough one. Thomas Jefferson or Leonardo da Vinci…I’m really not sure. da Vinci probably wouldn’t be very social, but it’d still be quite the story.

If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so? – (402) 827-0414;;; 17525 Arbor St., Omaha, NE 68130.