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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. 


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


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



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


GATerminated - Nonpayment of Dues197711/07/2015

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reprimand
    issued in CT, 2012


    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.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Former Town AttorneyTown of Stratford1985 - 1987
Former Assistant Town AttorneyTown of Stratford1979 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Law and MedicineMember1990 - 1997
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1988 - 2002
Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association, Legislative Liaison CommitteeMember1984 - 1997
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1982 - 1997
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1976 - 1993
American Society of Law & MedicineMemberN/A
American Arbitration AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Local ChurchesFair Debt Collection Practices Act2013
Stratford High SchoolLectured on Police proceedures and students rights1996
Town of Stratford Town CouncilFreedom of Information Seminar1988