Law Firm in Central Texas | Estate Planning & Probate | Tax Preparation & Consultation | Business Law

17 N. 25th St.
Temple, TX 76504

254-773-1663 or 888-496-1040
254-773-2574 fax

Mon - Thurs 8:30am - 12:00pm; 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Jeffrey Thigpen

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254-773-1663 ext. 105

888-496-1040 toll-free

254-773-2574 fax


Joined Firm in 2015


Early in their marriage, Jeffrey and his wife, Melissa, felt a strong desire to return to Jeffrey’s hometown of Temple to raise their children. With this in mind, they moved the family from Abilene to Fort Worth so he could attend the Texas A&M University School of Law with the ultimate goal of joining Linzy & Thigpen in Temple.

The two met in Abilene while attending Abilene Christian where Jeffrey played football and majored in Business Management. Melissa graduated with her degree in Early Childhood Education. They married soon after Jeffrey completed his MBA at Hardin-Simmons and Jeffrey began his career in banking.

In 2012, they decided Jeffrey should revive his abandoned dream of becoming a lawyer.

The family now lives in Troy, just a few miles from where Jeffrey grew up, where they are raising their five children.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2016
  • U. S. Tax Court, 2016
  • 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2016


  • Texas A&M University, Fort Worth, TX, 2015, J.D.
    • cum laude
    • Texas A&M Law Review
  • Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, TX, 2008, M.B.A.
  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, 2006, B.B.A.

Professional Associations, Memberships, and Special Designations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas – Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section
  • Member, Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Bell County Bar Association
    • Board of Directors 2019-present
    • 2021 Jim Bowmer Lawyer of the Year
  • Member, Bell County Young Lawyers Association
    • Vice President 2017–2018
  • Member, Texas Aggie Bar Association
  • Chair, District 8C Subcommittee of the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
    • 2016–2020

Community Involvement

  • Board Member and Active Official, Central Texas Football Officials Association
  • Official, Southwest College Football Officials
  • Member, Temple Founder Lions Club
    • President 2023-2024
    • Board of Directors 2017–present
    • Parks and Charities Board of Directors 2018–present
  • Member, Troy District Education Improvement Committee
    • 2018–2021
  • Treasurer, Troy Education Enhancement Foundation