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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%


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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 LLC

100 Springdale Road A3
PMB 287
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08003


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
Illinois State Bar AssociationAssembly MemberN/A
McHenry County Bar AssociationBoard of GovernorsN/A
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State Bank v Cheeseman, et al.Verdict for clients (Defendants); affirmed on appeal
Wells Fargo Bank v SiegelVerdict in favor of Defendant
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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