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Thornton is the owner and founder of Thornton Law Firm, P.C. in Atlanta, Georgia.  Steve grew up in Atlanta and has
practiced personal injury law in Atlanta for over seventeen years.


is a competitive and compassionate lawyer who fights and wins for his
clients.  As a lawyer on the side
of people, Steve believes that his clients are entitled to recover full
compensation for their physical injuries or wrongful death suffered in
preventable accidents caused by the negligence of others.


has been a Georgia Super Lawyer in 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2009.  He is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell,
which is the highest rating available to any individual
lawyer.  Steve has received a perfect 10.0 rating from, a leading rating service for lawyers across the country.  He frequently teaches
other lawyers at legal education seminars and handles cases that have been
referred to him by other attorneys.


is a “Double Dawg” who received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the
University of Georgia.  When not
working on his cases, Steve enjoys competitive bike riding, attending Georgia
football games, participating in church life at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church,
and spending time with his wife and two daughters.



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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 25%
    24 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 25%
    24 years
  3. Trucking Accident: 25%
    24 years
  4. Car Accident: 25%
    24 years



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

17 total 

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  • Zachary Case Meeks

    Steve is a consummate professional who is one of the best personal injury attorneys in the State of Georgia. In addition to having a brilliant legal mind, Steve is a person of impeccable character who treats clients, colleagues and adversaries with the utmost respect. I am grateful for the opportunity I had to work and learn from Steve, and I highly recommend him to those who need a top notch personal injury attorney.


    Zachary Meeks Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Randall Edward Fry

    Steve is an outstanding trial attorney. He has taught many other trial attorneys how to improve their litigation skills through various seminars, and he has obtained excellent recoveries for his clients. I highly endorse Steve.


    Randall Fry Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Thornton Law Firm, P.C.

Two Ravinia Drive, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA, 30346


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199208/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Georgia Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2015
Georgia Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2014
Georgia Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2013
Georgia Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2012
Georgia Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2011
Georgia Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2010
Georgia Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2009
Georgia Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2008
Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2007
A-V RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Rising Star LawyerAtlanta Magazine2005
Honors GraduateUniversity of Georgia School of Law1992
High Honors GraduateUniversity of Georgia1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/PartnerThornton Law Firm, P.C.2009 - Present
Attorney/PartnerWarshauer Poe & Thornton, P.C.2002 - 2009
AttorneyNix, DelCampo, Thornton & Graddock, P.C.1998 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A1998 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A1998 - Present
Georgia State Bar AssociationN/A1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
John Doe construction accidentSettlement of $3.74 million
John Doe v. Pacer FuelsSettlement of $2.25 million.
John Doe v. Towerwerks, Inc.Settlement of $1.75 million.
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Publication nameTitleDate
ICLE of Georgia Seminar materialsUsing Demonstrative Evidence and Technology2008
ICLE of Georgia Seminar materialsEffective Use of Focus Groups2005
ICLE of Georgia Seminar materialsPowerful Multi-Media Techniques2002
ICLE of Georgia Seminar materialsDirect Examination of Plaintiff’s Medical Witness2001
ICLE of Georgia Seminar materialsPremises Liability for Criminal Attacks2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of GeorgiaFinanceOther - Bachelors1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Winning Settlement Demand PackagesUsing Demonstrative Evidence and Technology2008
Beyond Worker's CompensationMaximizing Your Client’s Recovery2007
University of Georgia Trial Skills ClinicWinning Trial Techniques2006
Winning Settlement Demand PackagesEffective Use of Focus Groups2005
Beyond Workers' CompensationSubrogation and Lien Issues2003
Mediation Annual SeminarPowerful Multi-Media Techniques2002
The Layman’s LawyerTelevision appearance2001
Plaintiff's Personal InjuryDirect Examination of Plaintiff’s Medical Witness2001
Plaintiff's Personal InjuryPremises Liability for Criminal Attacks2000