Practice Areas

Through four decades of practicing law, we have treated clients with respect and compassion. Listening carefully, responding to all questions,
and being accessible when clients call are ways we show our clients that we care.

Birth Defects
At Thornton Law Firm we understand the pain that families face when coping with permanent, life-altering birth defects and the frustration of knowing they could have been prevented.
Drugs and Medical Devices
Thousands of people each year suffer dangerous side effects and even death caused by prescription and over the counter drugs and medical devices.
False Claims Act and Fraud
Fraud comes in many forms.  But the intention of every fraud is financial gain by the perpetrator and financial loss for the victim.
Mesothelioma/Asbestos
For 40 years, Thornton Law Firm LLP has been a leader in mesothelioma and asbestos illness litigation.
Personal Injury
The Massachusetts personal injury lawyers and workers compensation attorneys at Thornton Law Firm LLP understand the impact a devastating injury or illness has on your family.
Securities Litigation
The Thornton Law Firm’s securities litigation attorneys have significant experience bringing lawsuits against public companies on behalf of defrauded investors.
Talc Powder And Cancer
Powder made from talc has been implicated in the development of cancer.  Talc, the softest of all the minerals, has been used for centuries for cosmetic purposes.
Toxic and Environmental Torts
Thornton Law Firm LLP is at the forefront of toxic tort litigation with our lead attorney, David Strouss being named “2017 Environmental Lawyer of the Year” by Lawyer Monthly Magazine.
Birth Defects
Drugs and Medical Devices
False Claims Act and Fraud
Mesothelioma/Asbestos
Personal Injury
Securities Litigation
Talc Powder And Cancer
Toxic and Environmental Torts

Massachusetts Attorneys
Focusing On Complex Litigation

Thornton Law Firm LLP has a tradition of excellence when it comes to representing victims, whether it be a construction worker injured on the job or a pension fund losing assets to fraud. Our clients are individuals and organizations that have suffered physical, financial, and emotional harm because of another’s negligence or wrongdoing.

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Our Testimonials

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Professional and caring group of attorneys
Client
Very experienced. Very educated. Would definitely recommend these guys.
Client
I have been a client for many years. Whenever I have a question or problem, I call. The persons I have spoken with are professional and knowledgeable. My questions are answered in a timely manner.
Client
The attorneys were very compassionate in dealing with my dad who was suffering from mesothelioma. They came to our home to carry out a deposition and went right to work carrying out justice for him. They have worked diligently to help our family. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a law firm. Everyone I have dealt with was professional and kind.
Client
As a plaintiff, I had the opportunity to partner with Mike Lesser and the Thornton Law Firm on a rather complicated civil case which involved 15 defendants on one side and the federal and state governments with me on the opposite side. I could not have been more favorably impressed and satisfied with Mr. Lesser and his firm’s professionalism, competence and results. I highly recommend him and his firm without reservation.
Client
Thornton Law Firm gets the full five stars rating with me. Whenever I communicated to them with a question I was either answered right away or I was referred to the right person to ask. I received settlement checks that were correct and processed with banks easily. The lawyers were a pleasure to talk to, especially Michael Thornton who I was fortunate enough to meet in person.
Client
Caring, thorough and extremely competent - this firm did an excellent job in handling my case. I would recommend them to all.

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Meet our highly qualified, experienced attorneys:

Michael P. Thornton
Founder
Michael P. Thornton is founder and chairman of Thornton Law Firm LLP. A nationally recognized expert on toxic tort litigation, Mr. Thornton graduated from Dartmouth College and Vanderbilt Law School.
David J. McMorris
Partner
Mr. McMorris is a trial lawyer and directs Thornton Law Firm’ health care subrogation and workplace injury practice. He is a member of the Massachusetts and New York bars and the American Association for Justice.
David C. Strouss
Partner
David Strouss is a Thornton Law Firm partner. He has been a member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1985. Mr. Strouss is an honors graduate of Brown University and a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law.
Andrew S. Wainwright
Partner
Andrew Wainwright is a Thornton Law Firm partner and trial attorney.  Mr. Wainwright manages the Thornton Law Firm asbestos trial practice.  He has successfully litigated hundreds of asbestos cases in the Massachusetts Superior Court.
Garrett J. Bradley
Partner
Garrett J. Bradley is the managing partner of  Thornton Law Firm, LLP. Mr. Bradley is a graduate of Boston College High School, Boston College and Boston College Law School.
Michael A. Lesser
Partner
Mr. Lesser joined Thornton Law Firm as an associate in 1995 after previously clerking at the firm. He heads the firm’s False Claims Act / Whistleblower litigation section, representing individuals  that report fraud on the Federal and State governments.
Marilyn T. McGoldrick
Partner
Marilyn McGoldrick directs the firm’s  defective drugs and medical devices litigation and heads the firm’s health care subrogation practice along with David McMorris.
Brad J. Mitchell
Partner
Mr. Mitchell is a partner at Thornton Law Firm LLP and joined the firm in 1999. His main practice area is toxic exposure litigation, including cases involving birth defects, cancer, and exposure to glycol ethers, benzene, solvents, and other hazardous substances.
Andrea Marino Landry
Partner
Andrea Marino Landry is a partner at Thornton Law Firm LLP. She joined the firm as an associate in 2005 after previously clerking at the firm.
Evan R. Hoffman
Partner
Evan Hoffman concentrates his practice areas in complex financial fraud class actions, qui tam, and False Claims Act cases. Mr. Hoffman is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C. (2007) and Suffolk University Law School in Boston, MA (2010).
Leah McMorris
Partner
Leah McMorris is a partner at Thornton Law Firm LLP in Boston. She has been with the firm since 2005 as a clerk and joined full time as an associate in 2011. Her practice focuses on mesothelioma, toxic exposures, products liability, and catastrophic injury litigation.
Brian J. Freer
Partner
Brian Freer is a partner  at Thornton Law Firm and was previously employed as an associate and law clerk with the Firm. He graduated from Villanova University (B.S. Finance, 2008, cum laude) and New York Law School (J.D. 2011).
Jasmine M. Howard
Associate
Jasmine Howard is an associate at Thornton Law Firm. She is a 2011 graduate of Boston College with a bachelor of arts in political science. She concentrates her practice in the firm’s birth defect area, as well as in mesothelioma and asbestos cases.
Leslie-Anne Taylor
Associate
Leslie-Anne Taylor is an associate at Thornton Law Firm LLP. She concentrates her practice in the areas of mesothelioma and asbestos claims, drugs and medical devices, and consumer class action litigation.
Madeline A. Korber
Associate
Madeline Korber is an associate at Thornton Law Firm. She is actively participating in litigating cases against Adient plc and Mavenir, Inc. She also practices in the firm’s birth defect, mesothelioma and asbestos, and worker’s compensation cases.
John T. Barrett
Of Counsel
Mr. Barrett is a graduate of the University of Maine and the Boston University School of Law. He practiced in New Hampshire until 1982, when he joined Thornton Law Firm. He manages the firm’s asbestos and personal injury practice in New Hampshire and Maine.
David Bricker
Of Counsel
David Bricker is of counsel to Thornton Law Firm LLP.  He manages the firm’s California office where his practice focuses on birth injury and asbestos litigation.  
Guillaume Buell
Of Counsel
Guillaume Buell focuses on prosecuting complex securities fraud cases on behalf of institutional investors and advises leading pension funds and other institutional investors on issues related to corporate fraud in the U.S. securities markets.
Patricia M. Flannery
Of Counsel
Patricia Flannery is a graduate magna cum laude of Boston College (1979) and the Northeastern University School of Law (1988). She has worked in the firm’s asbestos practice and tried cases in a number of other areas.
Christian F. Uehlein
Of Counsel
Christian Uehlein is of counsel to Thornton Law Firm LLP. He joined the firm as an associate in 2006. Mr. Uehlein is a graduate of Colorado College (B.A. 2002) and New England School of Law (J.D. 2006).
Lisa Peterson
Paralegal
Lisa Peterson is a paralegal at Thornton Law Firm. She is a graduate of University of Massachusetts in Amherst (BA,. 1992) and Northeastern University (Certificate, Paralegal Studies, 1995).
Joseph D. Souza
Paralegal
Joe Souza is a senior trial paralegal at Thornton Law Firm. He began working at the firm as an asbestos paralegal in 1996; in 1999, Joe joined the trial team to work on mesothelioma and asbestos trial cases, a position he maintains today.
Chris Corradetti
Investigator
Chris Corradetti is an investigator and researcher at Thornton Law Firm. Prior to joining the firm, he was an investigator and researcher working on insurance defense, corporate fraud and wrongful death cases.
David A. Talanian
Asbestos Litigation Manager
Dave Talanian is the Thornton Law Firm asbestos litigation manager. Employed by the firm since 1989, he manages our mesothelioma and asbestos casework as well as our paralegal staff.
Allison Elder
Paralegal
Allison is a paralegal at Thornton Law Firm. She joined the firm in 1987 as an administrative assistant to asbestos paralegals.
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