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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

  1. Personal Injury: 80%
    38 years
  2. Brain Injury: 20%
    32 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 Dues197708/05/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reprimand
    issued in CT, 2012

    updated

    A reprimand is an order from the Statewide Grievance Committee after it has found that an attorney has engaged in ethical misconduct. If an attorney receives more than 3 reprimands in 5 years, a presentment must be filed against the attorney so the Superior Court can decide if more serious discipline should be ordered.

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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Former Town AttorneyTown of Stratford1985 - 1987
Former Assistant Town AttorneyTown of Stratford1979 - 1981
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
American Society of Law & MedicineMemberN/A
American Arbitration AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Law and MedicineMember1990 - 1997
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1988 - 2002
Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association, Legislative Liaison CommitteeMember1984 - 1997
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1982 - 1997
American Bar AssociationMember1976 - 1993
Education
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