Michael P. Thornton is founder and chairman of Thornton Law Firm LLP. A nationally recognized expert on toxic tort litigation, Mr. Thornton graduated from Dartmouth College and Vanderbilt Law School. In the 1970’s he successfully undertook the representation of a number of shipyard and construction workers who had developed asbestos-related diseases. Over the years, the firm has grown to become the largest firm in the Northeast representing victims of asbestos and other toxic materials.
The firm has brought justice to workers who contracted cancer and other health issues from exposure to chemicals, defective drugs, and defective products, and to children who have suffered brain damage from lead poisoning and birth defects from chemicals and pesticides to which their parents were exposed.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Lawyer of the Year Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions Boston||Best Lawyers||2019|
|Best Lawyers||Best Lawyers||2016|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Lawyer of the Year - Mass Tort Litigation/Plaintiffs, Boston, MA||Best Lawyers||2016|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers||2015|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Chair||Thornton Law Firm LLP||2016 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Thornton Law Firm LLP||1978 - 2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|The American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Vanderbilt Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1975|
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