May 20, 2015 | Patricia M. Flannery Share: By Patricia M. Flannery, Esq. For the fourth consecutive year, Thornton Law Firm has been awarded a Tier 1 National ranking for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Action – Plaintiffs by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”. The firm also received a Tier 1 Boston ranking for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Action for the sixth straight year, and a Tier 1 Boston ranking for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs for the fifth straight year. In addition, three Thornton Law Firm lawyers were named to the 2015 Best Lawyers list. Michael P. Thornton and David J. McMorris have also been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Edition. Managing partner Michael P. Thornton was named to the Best Lawyers In America List for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Action – Plaintiffs for the 10th straight year. Partner David J. McMorris was named a Best Lawyer in America for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs for the eighth consecutive year. Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-reviewed publication in the legal profession, is one of the definitive guides to legal excellence. Best Lawyers uses an extensive peer-review survey of leading attorneys on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Inclusion in this year’s publication is based on more than 5.5 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, professionalism and integrity. Thornton Law Firm LLP is New England’s leading plaintiff’s law firm. Founded in 1978 by managing partner Michael P. Thornton, the firm specializes in cases of significant injury to individuals and consumers, litigated as individual or class actions in Massachusetts and around the country. On the cutting edge of plaintiff litigation, Thornton Law Firm handles technically difficult and scientifically complex cases. Active for 40 years litigating mesothelioma and asbestos cases, the firm has represented more than 20,000 workers and their families and has recovered more than nine billion dollars on behalf of its clients. Thornton Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars lost to financial fraud, representing large pension funds, individual whistleblowers, and others fighting to recover monies lost to fraud committed by financial service companies and banks. The firm works relentlessly for its clients and makes corporations, insurance companies, and Wall Street pay for their misdeeds. Thornton Law Firm represents thousands of clients injured by hazardous and unsafe drugs and medical devices, including metal-on-metal hips manufactured by DePuy, Stryker, Biomet and Wright Conserve; transvaginal mesh, Actos, Xarelto, Mirena IUDs, and Zofran-caused birth defects. The firm’s birth defect litigation lawyers have the resources and decades of experience necessary to help families devastated by unsafe medications, chemical exposures in the workplace, or toxic substances that contaminate the air or groundwater in their community. Thornton Law Firm has been at the forefront of serious and complex plaintiff’s personal injury litigation for four decades. Noteworthy cases include the firm’s representation of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in its groundbreaking lawsuit against the tobacco industry that resulted in an $8 billion settlement, and representing injured children in some of the first birth defect cases of their kind to be brought anywhere in the country. The firm also continues its long history representing individuals with personal injury, products liability, catastrophic injury, and worker’s compensation claims. Call 1-888-491-9726 or tell your story here for your free, confidential consultation with Thornton Law Firm, New England’s leading plaintiffs’ law firm.