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David Strouss is a Thornton Law Firm partner. He has been a member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1985. Mr. Strouss is an honors graduate of Brown University and a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law. He is a member of the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations, the American Association for Justice, and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Strouss was Special Assistant Attorney General representing the Commonwealth from 1995 through 1999 in the Tobacco Litigation.

Mr. Strouss was named Environmental Litigation (Toxic) Lawyer of the Year in 2017 by Lawyer Monthly magazine. He heads the firm’s birth defect litigation involving catastrophic birth defects from parental exposure in occupations such as semiconductor manufacturing and agriculture. Mr Strouss prosecuted  and successfully resolved some of the country’s first cases involving birth defects caused by glycol ethers and other solvent exposures in the semiconductor industry. He currently represents over 150 plaintiffs with birth defects in the United States and South America due to parental occupational and environment exposures. Mr. Strouss has also litigated cases involving cancer arising from exposure to benzene, solvents and other hazardous chemicals, environmental property damage cases and pharmaceutical drug and medical device cases including Fen-Phen and Vioxx.

Practice Areas


  • 1985, Massachusetts
  • 1986, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts


  • Brown University (B.A., with honors, 1978)
  • Northeastern University (J.D., 1985)


  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Associations
  • The American Association for  Justice
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Massachusetts Coalition of Occupational Safety and Health  (MassCOSH)(Co-Chair, Legal Committee)