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Mark B Thornton

Litigation Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

5.0   1 review

About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    50%
    GENERAL/COMMERCIAL LITIGATION; CONSTRUCTION (contractors, suppliers, owners, defects, liens); REAL ESTATE (boundary/easement/ownership/sale/eviction issues); TRANSPORTATION (brokers, trucking companies/carriers); COLLECTIONS; LIENS.

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    30%
    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Consumer Bankruptcy filings.

  3. Construction and development
    2%
    Construction Defect Litigation; Lien Foreclosures; Bond Litigation; contract drafting; business advising.

  4. Contracts and agreements
    2%
    TRANSPORTATION (Broker-Carriers, Owner-Operator); CONSTRUCTION (Owner/Developer, Contractor, Subcontractor, Warranties); REAL ESTATE (REPCs, Deeds); LOANS (Promissory Notes, Personal Guarantees);

  5. Landlord or tenant
    2%
    Litigation (see above). Contracts (see above). Representation for tenants or landlords on eviction issues, rent issues, habitability issues, security deposits, and more.

  6. Real estate
    2%
    Boundary disputes. Liens. Representation for tenants or landlords on eviction issues, rent issues, habitability issues, and security deposits.

  7. Transportation
    2%
    Freight litigation; Carmack claims; contract litigation; contract drafting; business advising. Representing general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners.

  8. Appeals
    1%

  9. Business
    1%

  10. Car accident
    1%

  11. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    1%

  12. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    1%

  13. Debt collection
    1%

  14. Debt settlement
    1%

  15. Employment and labor
    1%

  16. Equipment finance and leasing
    1%

  17. Trucking accident
    1%

My practice includes commercial and general litigation matters (including contract, construction, transportation, property, landlord-tenant, and insurance claims), consumer bankruptcy work (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13), contract drafting, and other transactional work.

I am from Salt Lake City.  I am a proud husband and father of five.  I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, and enjoying the outdoors.

Licensed for 11 years
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/08/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Mark

Skoubye Nielson & Johansen
999 E Murray Holladay Rd Ste 200
Salt Lake City, UT, 84117-5085

Reviews

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Posted by Justin | November 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mark B Thornton #1
I would have to say that Mark and Sarah were such amazing team to work with during this time of struggle. I would recommend them to anyone. I am very grateful for you both

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 235-300 per hour
  • Pro bono 2 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Skoubye Nielson & Johansen LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Smith & Glauser, P.C.
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Appellate Law Clerk
  • Idaho Court Of Appeals
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Trial and Appellate Law Clerk
  • Salt Lake Legal Defender Association
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Appellate Section Law Clerk
  • United States Attorney’s Office
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Civil Litigation Intern
  • Utah Legal Services
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Judicial Intern to the Hon. Royal I. Hansen
  • Utah Third District Court
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Utah
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008
  • University of Utah
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2008

Legal Cases

  • Steve K. v. XXXXX (Defense of Cargo Claim)
  • Dismissed with Prejudice
  • RXX D.XXX, Inc. v. MXXX. Inc., - Construction Materials Contract Dispute
  • Prevailed on Summary Judgment
  • G. M. v. C. J.
  • Favorable Settlement

Associations

  • TLA - Committee on Logistics and E-Commerce
  • Vice Chair
  • 2018 - Present
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Utah Trucking Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Construction Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Real Property Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Utah Environmental Law Review
  • Articles Editor
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • High Honors
  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Initiative Award
  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • 2011
  • William H. Leary Scholar
  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Litigation Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"It's not every day I'm able to endorse opposing counsel. Mark Thornton however is someone whom I've experienced to be thorough, cordial and zealous in advocacy. His clients are in good hands."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Mark Thornton on several cases. In each instance, I found him to knowledgeable, helpful and an exemplary attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I currently work with Mark. I have found him to be an excellent attorney. He is dedicated and focused on each case he works on. He provides very good analysis, has a great mind for legal issues, and makes sure the details of a case are not overlooked. Mark puts in the time and energy to get things done. I endorse Mark as an attorney and would recommend him to anyone seeking a competent and responsive advocate."