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Andrew S. Wainwright

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Andrew is a Thornton Law Firm partner and trial attorney.  Andrew manages the Thornton Law Firm asbestos trial practice.  He has successfully litigated hundreds of asbestos cases in the Massachusetts Superior Court.  Andrew has also successfully argued cases before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.  (Spellman v. Shawmut Woodworking & Supply, Inc., et al, 445 Mass. 675 (2006)).  He has lectured before nationwide continuing legal education seminars on the subjects of asbestos litigation and the admissibility of expert testimony.  He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New York, the United States District Court of Massachusetts, and the United States First Circuit Court of Appeals.  He graduated from Hobart College with a BA in Philosophy and received his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University cum laude in 1991.  Andrew is AV Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated, and a Massachusetts Super Lawyer (2004, 2009, 2014).

Practice Areas


  • 1991, Massachusetts
  • 2005, New York
  • 1992, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts


  • Hobart College (B.A., 1985)
  • Suffolk University (J.D., cum laude, 1991)


  • Boston Bar Associations
  • Massachusetts Bar Associations
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • American Association for Justice
  • National Disability Law Center
  • Professional Hockey Players Association, Workers’ Compensation Panel

Reported Cases

  • Spellman v. Shawmut Woodworking & Supply, Inc., 445 Mass. 675, 840 N.E.2d 47 (2006)

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