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Thornton Louis Davidson

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Fresno, CA

4.2   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1993
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Thornton Davidson, P.C.
3451 W Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA, 93711

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Posted by Shawn | January 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent and dedicated
A very dedicated and compassionate lawyer understanding the mindset of the disabled and gets results. Never hesitates to call. Quite frank which may appear hard but at the bottom of his heart a great individual and an excellent ERISA Lawyer
Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Above and Beyond
Mr Davidson is focused, direct, and immediately impressed me with his knowledge and expertise of ERISA law both on 'how' Long Term Disability insurance policies work and 'how' the insurance companies work. He had the courage to 'stop' me if I went off topic (as I have a habit of doing), and refocus the conversation to the facts. This quality that immediately caught my attention as other lawyers I have worked in the past were extremely willing to allow my to talk at length, while they 'both' listened and billed. Although this was a consultation, and we are not ready to proceed legally, I wanted to write this review to acknowledge a lawyer who took time, even after knowing there would be no financial gain for him, to follow up on questions I had asked and to say 'hold his number' because regardless of what path I take, he would be happy to provide a 'sanity check'. Anyone who is disabled or assisting someone who has a disability understands that life has enough 'extra' battles. The idea of leaving the house can be a challenge, so the prospect of anything 'legal' is unimaginable. Mr Davidson spent time to review my situation, and I wanted to spend the same time to post a review of what I saw in him as a lawyer. Even with limited contact when you find someone who knows what they are doing, it shows. Mr Davidson knows what he is doing, and his treatment of even a perspective client, deserves 5 stars.
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2015
Best of the best
It was devastating to lose my ability to continue work in my highly successful career. It was disheartening to find out that having disability insurance coverage did not necessarily translate to payment of benefits once I was disabled. Once my disability benefits were unjustly and abruptly cut off, I knew that I needed to find the best attorneys for me. I had been a lawyer and still it was not easy to know who was a good lawyer and who was a good advertiser. With the help of my family, I scoured the internet for disability law firms, contacted multiple law firms, both in California and outside, and interviewed whoever was willing to spend the time to truly evaluate my case. Thornton Davidson was not only most knowledgeable and personable of all but also took the time to explain the law, study the specifics of my case, and explain how he would represent me, how ERISA law impacted my particular illness, the timeline, the potential and likely outcomes, and the fee structure. I knew I had found the right lawyer when other law firms, including a prominent one in LA, tried to set themselves apart by comparing themselves with Thornton Davidson's firm. They were all respectful of Thornton and what they had learned from the law courses that Thornton teaches on disability law. Thornton together with his partner Bob and his law clerk Jill have won me my cases against 2 insurance companies (for the price of one) and continue to be my counsel at any point that I need advice. My illness was, at first, most debilitating through the mental health impact it had on my work performance -ERISA LAW won my case and got me the full 2 year maximum benefit set for mental illness. Then, as I continued to get sicker and sought out medical care for the associated disabling physical disabilities, ERISA LAW again won my case, and extended my long-term benefits beyond the initial 2 year limit. Thornton, his partner (Bob) and their senior law clerk (Jill) have continued to be most kindly and diligently responsive to my inquiries and providing good advice. I always feel that they are only a phone call away. The fierce and outstanding legal representation that I have received from them is everything I had hoped for. What I did not expect was the high level of personal attention, support and compassion that they give me. They are good people, knowing their work, and doing an outstanding job, every time. I am forever grateful.
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Posted by RF | July 10, 2014
Experience and knowledge sets him apart.
Plain and simply part of the most knowledgable, no nonsense team of ERISA attorneys in the country. When I was unjustly cut from long term disability coverage for bipolar disorder, I didn't know where to turn. I was unable to return to work and knew next to nothing about ERISA law. I reached out to nine law groups, three in my home state of Colorado, and six others spread out across the U.S., including The Erisa Law Group. A couple wouldn't take my case, a couple others promised the world without explanation, and most of the rest made me feel like a case and not a person. Thornton Davidson was my primary contact at Erisa Law Group. He was the only lawyer who took the time to fully explain ERISA law and how my predicament fit into its tangled web. He told me exactly what I was facing, the positives and negatives of my case, and the steps and length of the ERISA appeal process. There was absolutely no BS. All of the predictions he made about my appeal process were accurate and we eventually won. Since then, the team has been extremely attentive to my needs. The personal touch with their clients is very much appreciated, but I'd have to say its their knowledge and experience that sets them apart from the rest. Thornton and team know what they're doing.
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Posted by anonymous | July 4, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Does not listen. Felt ignored. Talking to a wall unless he finds you interesting


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Fresno Lawsuits and disputes Lawyer Thornton Louis Davidson
Thornton Louis Davidson
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
Fresno, CA
Licensed for 30 years