By: Patricia M. Flannery, Esq.

Published on December 19, 2016

Super Lawyers is a national rating service that recognizes attorneys from over 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and achievement. The selection process includes rigorous independent research as well as peer nominations and evaluations and is conducted on a yearly basis. The lists are then published in magazines across the country. At Thornton Law Firm, LLP a number of our attorneys have been the proud recipients of this coveted award.

Selection Process

Super Lawyers chooses attorneys based on a multiphase selection process that combines peer evaluations and independent research. In order to be considered as a candidate, a lawyer must be formally nominated by a peer that practices in the same state or be identified by the Super Lawyers research department. During the research process the Super Lawyers team looks for attorneys who have attained certain honors, have unique credentials, and have received positive results. The department also evaluates each nominated lawyer on 12 factors of peer recognition, including:

  • Verdicts and settlements;
  • Transactions;
  • Representative clients;
  • Experience;
  • Honors and awards;
  • Special licenses and certifications;
  • Position within the law firm;
  • Bar and professional activity;
  • Pro bono and community service;
  • Scholarly lectures and writings;
  • Education and employment background; and
  • Other outstanding achievements.

Each of the categories is given a separate point value. Candidates with the highest point totals from both small and large firms are then selected. Only around five percent of the lawyers in each state are chosen for the award.

Our Attorneys

Our law firm is proud to have a number of attorneys on our legal team who have been designated as Super Lawyers.

Michael P. Thornton, the founder and chair of Thornton Law Firm, LLP has received this award for his nationally recognized work in toxic tort litigation. As a result of his dedication, the firm has become one of the largest and most well-known law firms in the Northeast for its representation of victims exposed to toxic materials. He has been named a Super Lawyer every year since 2007.

David McMorris, one of Thornton Law Firm’s trial lawyers and the director of our health care subrogation and workplace injury practice, has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America as well as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer. He is also a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association and has obtained jury verdicts in favor of clients injured in construction accidents or due to asbestos poisoning and toxic exposure. He was first named a Super Lawyer in 2004.

Andrew Wainwright manages the Thornton Law Firm, LLP asbestos trial practice and has successfully litigated numerous mesothelioma cases. In recognition of his professional excellence Mr. Wainwright was recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer in 2004, 2009, and 2014.

Andrea M. Landry is an experienced partner at Thornton Law Firm, LLP and has successfully represented victims of toxic exposure, including children born with birth defects, and clients injured by defective consumer products. Ms. Landry has been named a Super Lawyer Rising Star for the last three years.

Contact an Experienced Complex Litigation Attorney

If you live in Massachusetts and were recently injured as a result of another person’s negligence, please contact Thornton Law Firm, LLP at (888) 491-9726 to schedule an initial consultation with one of our renowned and experienced attorneys.