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About me

I'm a musician and music lover, husband, dad of 2 great boys (one an Aspie), autism advocate, MS advocate, big fan of British TV comedies, cook, technogeek, and major objective is to laugh and make others laugh (in other words, a closet stand up comic).


Practice areas


  1. Education: 30%
    10 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    29 years
  3. Family: 20%
    13 years
  4. Bankruptcy: 20%
    14 years
  5. Business: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I worked on a CLE presentation with TJ a few years ago. He is well-versed in this area of law, and on top of it is a gentleman.


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Contact info

Thurston Law Offices

1106 Whitehall Drive
Doylestown, PA, 18901-5824


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Attorney of the YearMcHenry County Bar Association / Prairie State Legal Services2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney / OwnerThurston Law Offices2005 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2011
Illinois State Bar AssociationAssembly MemberN/A
McHenry County Bar AssociationBoard of GovernorsN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wells Fargo Bank v SiegelVerdict in favor of Defendant
State Bank v Cheeseman, et al.Verdict for clients (Defendants); affirmed on appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
ABA GPSolo MagazineThe Technology Threat to Work/Life Balance2012
Special Education AdvisorPlaying (and Winning) the School District’s Game of Chicken2012
Effectively Staffing Your Law FirmWhen You're The Lawyer, Secretary, Receptionist and Janitor: Doing It All Without Staff2009
Illinois State Bar Association Bar NewsPrejudgment Interest proposal - Pro2009
ABA GPSolo publication SOLO NewsletterArt of the Business Meal or "Mama Always Said"N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State University Moritz College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of MichiganEconomicsA.B.1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Exceptional Children's ConferenceSpecial Education Legal Ethics2012
Estate Planning BasicsEstate Planning2008
Advising Business ClientsBanking issues for business clients2008