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About Me

I graduated from Emory University school of law, a nationally recognized institution, ranked 20 out of 184 accredited law schools. In 1977, I became an associate in a law firm, located in Bridgeport and began my 32 year career handling personal injury cases for both Plaintiffs and Defendants. Over the years I have handled thousands of personal injury matters and amassed over 100 jury verdicts.


In 1979 I was appointed to the post of Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of Stratford, being the youngest person to obtain this position. In the mid-80s I was honored with the position of Town Attorney fot Stratford. I personally handled most of the litigation for the Town, trying numerous cases to conclusion.


In 1983 I established my own firm with an emphasis on personal injury litigation. During that time I represented injured persons and also represented individuals on behalf of over 25 insurance carriers. In 1985 I obtained the largest verdict in the state against a chiropractor for malpractice. I have successfully argued cases before the Connecticut Supreme Court, concerning under-insured motorist coverage, medical malpractice and police conduct matters.


In 1999, i restricted my practice to solely handling cases for injured persons, preferring to forgo taking on cases on behalf on insurance companies. 

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Personal Injury: 80%
    37 years
  2. Brain Injury: 20%
    31 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-33%), Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Thornberry & Associates, LLC

972 East Broadway
Stratford, CT, 06615

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CTActive197709/23/2013
GATerminated - Nonpayment of Dues197708/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reprimand
    issued in CT, 2012

    updated

    This means the attorney did something wrong, but the State did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Former Town AttorneyTown of Stratford1985 - 1987
Former Assistant Town AttorneyTown of Stratford1979 - 1981

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Connecticut Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Society of Law & MedicineMemberN/A
American Arbitration AssociationMemberN/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977