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Need advice on how to proceed in a situation where you are suspected of committing a crime?Exclusively in Santa Cruz since 1990Over 1,000 DUI clients since 1990
|Attorney||Law Office of John W. Thornton||1997 - Present|
|Deputy Public Defender||Biggam, Christensen, & Minsloff||1990 - 1997|
|Law Clerk||Biggam, Christensen, & Minsloff||1988 - 1990|
|Investigator||Biggam, Christensen, & Minsloff||1986 - 1987|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Santa Cruz County Criminal Defense Bar Association||Board of Directors||2014 - Present|
|Santa Cruz County Criminal Defense Bar Association||Past President||1997 - Present|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Attorney Member||1997 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Attorney Member||1997 - Present|
|Santa Cruz County Bar Association||Attorney Member||1997 - Present|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||Attorney Member||1997 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Attorney Member||1990 - Present|
|Santa Cruz County Criminal Defense Bar||Board Member||N/A|
|Santa Clara Univ SOL||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|University of California - Santa Cruz||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1987|
|Public Defenders Office||All Things DUI/DMV||2015|
|DMV Consequences of DUI Arrests||DMV Consequences of DUI Arrests||2015|
|Continuing Legal Education||License Consequences of DUI Arrests and Convictions||2013|
|Santa Cruz County Bar Association MCLE Roundup||Ethics in Criminal Law||2002|
Posted by Robert
Too notch attorney! He came highly recommended and delivered. He kept me informed every step, was kind and understanding. AAA+ lawyer- got me a great deal, well worth the $$$, which is very reasonable! Hire this guy if you want success!
Posted by calvin
can not say enough about Mr. John Thornton 5 stars is simply not enough my life was in his hands for one year as he did his thing with HR (human resource ) and the DA kept in touch every step every turn this MAN is true to his word
Posted by Cean
I WAS CITED FOR PETTY THEFT MISDEMEANOR AS A FIRST OFFENSE THE DA DROPED IT TO AN INFRACTION, I RECEIVED POOR LEGAL ADVICE AND PLEADED NO CONTEST. DUE TO MY IGNORANCE OF OUR COURT SYSTEM I WAS NOT AWARE THAT THIS WAS AN ADMISSION OF GUILT WHEN I HAD IN FACT NOT INTENTIONALLY COMMITTED ANY CRIME. THE DMV REVOKED MY ADL I COULD NO LONGER DRIVE THE AMBULANCE WHICH SEVERELY IMPACTED MY CAREER. JT FOR A ONE TIME FEE WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY AND BOT ONLY CLEARED MY RECORD AFTER AN "ADMISSION OF GUILT" BUT ALSO GOT ME MY ADL BACK SO THAT NOW I CAN CONTINUE ON MY CAREER PATH IN EMS. JT WAS ALWAYS UPBEAT, ALWAYS AVAILABLE, ALWAYS HAD A PLAN, AND MADE YOU FEEL LIKE THE CENTER OF HIS UNIVERSE NO MATTER WHAT ELSE HE HAD ON HIS PLATE.
George Gigarjian, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known John for over 25 years and endorse him. He is an outstanding attorney, who works every angle of a case. I have seen John achieve great results in cases that other attorneys would not be able to obtain. If you are charged with a DUI or any criminal matter, I highly recommend John Thornton.
Vicki Jensen, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. I have know JT since I was a law clerk in Santa Cruz Public Defender's Office and he was one of the Attorneys. He has ALWAYS been a dedicated intelligent, hard working and amazing attorney. Not only is he a great attorney he is a wonderful person as well. The best you could get in Santa Cruz!