March 16, 2018 | Patricia M. Flannery Share:By: Patricia M. Flannery, Esq. David Bricker, Esq. Thornton Law Firm has strengthened its nationally-known toxic exposure and birth defects practice with the addition of trial lawyer David Bricker, who joins the firm as of counsel. He was previously a partner with the Los Angeles office of Waters & Kraus, where he chaired their Birth Injury practice. The Firm is also pleased to announce the establishment of their new office, located at 9430 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 400, Beverly Hills, California; telephone number (310) 282-8676; facsimile (310) 388-5316. Mr. Bricker will manage Thornton Law Firm’s new California office. “David Bricker is an accomplished attorney who will complement and expand our birth defects practice in California and across the country,” said Michael Thornton, founder and chair of Thornton Law Firm. “A skilled litigator, he also has the ability and the relationships to grow the firm’s business. We’re happy to have David Bricker on board.” Mr. Bricker brings with him more than 25 years of litigation experience, having successfully tried complex cases in both state and federal court. Mr. Bricker’s fields of expertise include toxic exposure and birth injury litigation, asbestos exposure litigation, products liability litigation, professional negligence litigation, railroad liability, elder and dependent adult abuse, general business litigation and bankruptcy litigation. “I have always been impressed with David’s dedication to his clients and his reputation in the legal community,” said David Strouss, head of Thornton Law Firm’s toxic exposure and birth defects practice. “We have tried cases together as co-counsel and I look forward to working hand in hand with him as we represent our clients, children and families who have suffered life-altering birth defects through no fault of their own, in seeking justice and compensation for those injuries.” “David has been working with us on some of our asbestos mesothelioma cases over the last few years, and I look forward to having him as a permanent member of our team,” said Andrew Wainwright, who manages the firm’s asbestos trial practice. “David’s vast trial and litigation experience fortifies our ability to give our clients the highest level of representation in these complex and technical birth defect cases.” commented Garrett Bradley, Managing Partner of Thornton Law Firm. “The combination of David Bricker and David Strouss, who has litigated and tried birth defect cases for more than 30 years, is a real coup and solidifies our reputation as a national leader in this field.” Mr. Bricker is admitted to practice law in the states of California, Illinois and Massachusetts. In addition, he is admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Courts for the Northern District of California, the Southern District of California, the Eastern District of California, the Central District of California, the Northern District of Illinois, and the District of Massachusetts. He holds a J.D. from Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana, and a B.A. in Political Science from Pitzer College in Claremont, California. Thornton Law Firm was founded in 1978 by Michael Thornton doing groundbreaking work for victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Now the leading injury law firm in Massachusetts and the largest plaintiff law firm in New England, the firm has 20 attorneys representing thousands of clients in a wide variety of plaintiff-side work. For four decades, Thornton Law Firm has fought the asbestos industry, the lead paint industry, the tobacco industry, manufacturers of dangerous chemicals, pesticide makers, big Pharma, big banks, and insurance giants. Thornton Law Firm was one of the first firms in the county to represent families of children born with birth defects caused by chemical exposures in the workplace, and has been instrumental in securing multimillion dollar recoveries for families with children who suffered serious birth defects from their parents’ exposure to chemicals and agricultural pesticides.