Patricia Flannery is a graduate magna cum laude of Boston College (1979) and the Northeastern University School of Law (1988). She is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar and the United States District Court for Massachusetts, as well as to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Ms. Flannery worked for the firm before attending law school and joined the firm as a partner in 1996. She has worked in the firm’s asbestos practice and tried cases in a number of other areas. She was lead trial counsel in Ortiz del-Valle v. NBA, winning a $7.85 million award for sex discrimination in favor of a female referee passed over for hiring by the National Basketball Association. She currently oversees the firm’s external communications.
She is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Massachusetts Bar Association.
Reported cases: Ortiz-Del Valle v. National Basketball Ass’n, 42 F. Supp. 2d 334
- 1979, Boston College, magna cum laude
- 1988, Northeastern University School of Law
- Member, American Association for Justice
- Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
- 1988, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- 1989, United States District of Massachusetts
- 1989, First Circuit Court of Appeals
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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