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. He has also successfully argued cases before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. (Spellman v. Shawmut Woodworking & Supply, Inc., et al, 445 Mass. 675 (2006)). He has lectured before nationwide continuing legal education seminars on the subjects of asbestos litigation and the admissibility of expert testimony. Mr. Wainwright is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New York, the United States District Court of Massachusetts, and the United States First Circuit Court of Appeals. He graduated from Hobart College with a BA in Philosophy and received his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University cum laude in 1991.
In 2017 he tried and won two of the top three jury verdicts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a $7.5 million award in Sylvestre v. New England Insulation , and a $6.8 million award in Ross v. New England Insulation. In 2021 he was named to the Best Lawyers in America list for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs. He is AV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated, and a Massachusetts Super Lawyer (2004, 2009, 2014-present). He was selected as one of New England’s 2020 Top Rated Lawyers by ALM Media and Martindale-Hubbell™.
- Hobart College (B.A., 1985)
- Suffolk University (J.D., cum laude, 1991)
- Boston Bar Association
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
- American Association for Justice
- National Disability Law Center
- Professional Hockey Players Association, Workers’ Compensation Panel
- Spellman v. Shawmut Woodworking & Supply, Inc., 445 Mass. 675, 839 N.E.2d 47 (2006)
- Sylvestre v. New England Insulation Co.
- Ross v. New England Insulation Co.
- 1991, Massachusetts
- 1992, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
- 1992, First Circuit Court of Appeals
- 2005, New York
Thornton Law Firm was founded in 1978 by Michael Thornton and two other attorneys doing groundbreaking work for victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Now a leading injury law firm in Massachusetts and one of the largest plaintiff law firms in New England, the firm has 19 attorneys representing thousands of clients in a wide variety of plaintiff-side work.
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