We are pleased to announce that Partner Andrew S. Wainwright has been named to the 2021 Best Lawyers in America awards list.
Andrew Wainwright is a Thornton Law Firm partner and trial attorney. He manages all of the Thornton Law Firm cases filed for persons with mesothelioma and other asbestos disease. He has successfully litigated hundreds of asbestos cases in the Massachusetts Superior Court. He has also successfully argued cases before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. A graduate of Hobart College with a BA in Philosophy, he obtained his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School in 1991.
In 2017, Mr. Wainwright won two of the top three verdicts rendered by juries in Massachusetts that year. He represented Gerald Sylvestre, a power plant worker working for the Public Service of New Hampshire Merrimack Power Station in Bow, New Hampshire. As a result of the asbestos exposure Mr. Sylvestre suffered while New England Insulation workers were installing or ripping out insulation at the plant, he was later diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma in 2015. Mr. Sylvestre and his wife were awarded $7.55 million in damages. Less than two weeks later, Mr. Wainwright represented the family of Timothy Ross, who had worked as an insulator as a young man, and was exposed to asbestos while applying and removing asbestos insulation from pipes, hot water tanks, and boilers in the Boston area. Mr. Ross sadly died of mesothelioma in 2015. Mr. Ross’s family was awarded a $6.8 million verdict by the Suffolk County jury that heard the case.
Mr. Wainwright credits his fellow attorneys and staff for all their assistance in achieving successful results for our clients. “We will never forget why we do the work we do for families. But we must also remember that without the support of truly great team members none of it would be possible.” Mr. Wainwright has said about his co-workers.
Best Lawyers in America employs a peer-review methodology when determining their award recipients. This practice is designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading attorneys regarding their colleagues’ professional abilities within geographic regions and practice areas.
We are gratified and excited for Mr. Wainwright’s inclusion in the 2021 Best Lawyers in America awards list. For more information about his background and practice area, please visit our website and read his biography here.
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