Three Thornton Law Firm Attorneys Named Best Lawyers In America®

By Patricia M. Flannery, Esq.

Published on April 29, 2019

Thornton Law Firm proudly announces that three of our attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Michael P. Thornton  was selected as a Best Lawyer for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs in Boston, MA. Attorney Thornton, our founder and chairman, has been listed in Best Lawyers in America® since 2006.

Mr. Thornton has also been recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® as the 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for Class Actions/Plaintiffs in Boston. The “Lawyer of the Year” award is presented annually to a single outstanding lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area. Mr. Thornton previously won the Lawyer of the Year for Class Actions/Plaintiffs in Boston in 2016.

David J. McMorris was selected as a Best Lawyer for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in Boston, MA. He has been named to Best Lawyers® since 2008.  Mr. McMorris directs Thornton Law Firm’ health care subrogation and workplace injury practices.

Marilyn T. McGoldrick was selected as a Best Lawyer for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in Boston, MA. This is her first year as a Best Lawyer® selection. Attorney McGoldrick directs the firm’s defective drugs and medical devices litigation and heads the firm’s health care subrogation practice along with David McMorris. 

If you need an experienced lawyer, contact Thornton Law Firm, LLP, online today or call (888) 491-9726 to schedule a free consultation.

Three Thornton Law Firm Attorneys Named Best Lawyers In America®

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By Patricia M. Flannery, Esq.

Published on April 30, 2019

Thornton Law Firm proudly announces that three of our attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

 

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Michael P. Thornton  was selected as a Best Lawyer for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs in Boston, MA. Attorney Thornton, our founder and chairman, has been listed in Best Lawyers in America® since 2006.

Mr. Thornton has also been recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® as the 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for Class Actions/Plaintiffs in Boston. The “Lawyer of the Year” award is presented annually to a single outstanding lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area. Mr. Thornton previously won the Lawyer of the Year for Class Actions/Plaintiffs in Boston in 2016.

 

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David J. McMorris was selected as a Best Lawyer for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in Boston, MA. He has been named to Best Lawyers® since 2008.  Mr. McMorris directs Thornton Law Firm’ health care subrogation and workplace injury practices.

 

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Marilyn T. McGoldrick was selected as a Best Lawyer for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in Boston, MA. This is her first year as a Best Lawyer® selection. Attorney McGoldrick directs the firm’s  defective drugs and medical devices litigation and heads the firm’s health care subrogation practice along with David McMorris.

 

If you need an experienced lawyer, contact Thornton Law Firm, LLP, online today or call (888) 491-9726 to schedule a free consultation.

Five Thornton Law Firm Attorneys Named Super Lawyers

By: Patricia M. Flannery, Esq.

Published on December 27, 2018

Thornton Law Firm, LLP, Massachusetts’s leading plaintiff’s injury law firm, announced today that four partners, Michael P. Thornton, David J. McMorris, Andrew S. Wainwright, and Garrett J. Bradley, were named Super Lawyers by Massachusetts Super Lawyers Magazine, and that partner Andrea M. Landry was named a Rising Star.

The Massachusetts Super Lawyers list is limited to less than five percent of attorneys in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the Rising Stars list is even more exclusive, as less than 2.5% of a state’s lawyers are selected.

Thornton Law Firm, located in Boston, Massachusetts, represents thousands of individuals, families and institutions in a wide variety of legal claims, including children born with birth defects from chemical exposure; mesothelioma and asbestos; defective drugs and medical devices; whistleblowing and financial fraud; securities class actions; toxic torts; and catastrophic personal injuries.

Thornton’s 2018 Super Lawyers

The Thornton Law Firm lawyers named 2018 Massachusetts Super Lawyers are:

Michael P. Thornton, Founder & Chair

2018 – Class Action

Previous years: Class Action/Mass Torts, Securities Litigation, Personal Injury – Products, Environmental Litigation

Selected to Super Lawyers 2007 – 2018

David J. McMorris

2018 – Class Action

Previous years: Class Action/Mass Torts, Personal Injury – General, Workers’ Compensation

Selected to Super Lawyers 2004 – 2005, 2007 – 2018

Andrew S. Wainwright

2018 – Personal Injury Products: Plaintiff

Previous years: Personal Injury – Products, Class Action/Mass Torts, Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury – General

Selected to Super Lawyers 2004, 2009, 2014 – 2018

Garrett J. Bradley, Managing Partner

2018 – Securities Litigation

Previous years: Securities Litigation, Personal Injury – General, Personal Injury – Products, Class Action/Mass Torts, Antitrust Litigation

Selected to Super Lawyers 2017 – 2018 Rising Stars 2010

Thornton Law Firm’s 2018 Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star is:

Andrea Marino Landry

2018 – Personal Injury Products: Plaintiff

Personal Injury – Products, Personal Injury – General, Class Action/Mass Torts

Rising Stars 2013 – 2018

What Are ‘Super Lawyers’?

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from across the United States in more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law.  For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.

Get In Contact With One of Boston’s Leading Firms Today

Thornton Law Firm provides legal services to clients around the country from our offices in Boston and Beverly Hills. If we can help you with your legal claim, get in touch with us online or call us at 1-888-491-9726. Contact us to speak with one of our experienced attorneys for free assessment of your legal case. All legal claims are subject to short time limits for filing, so call us today for your no-obligation consultation.

Thornton Law Firm Lawyers Named 2017 Massachusetts Super Lawyers

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By: Patricia M. Flannery, Esq.

Published on November 27, 2017

We are pleased to announce that five attorneys from Thornton Law Firm have been selected to the 2017 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected from more than 70 practice areas and all firm sizes, assuring a credible and relevant annual list.

The Thornton Law Firm lawyers named 2017 Massachusetts Super Lawyers are:

Michael P. Thornton

David J. McMorris

Andrew S. Wainwright

Garrett J. Bradley

Super Lawyers Rising Stars honors attorneys who are either forty years of age or younger or have been practicing for ten years or less. No more than two.five percent of Massachusetts lawyers are selected each year to receive this honor. For the fifth year in a row, Andrea Marino Landry has  been recognized as Thornton Law Firm’s 2017 Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star:

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Super Lawyers’  annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes:

  • Peer nominations
  • Independent research
  • Evaluations from a highly credentialed panel of attorneys

The objective of Super Lawyers is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys to be used as a resource for both referring attorneys and consumers seeking legal counsel.

Please join us in congratulating Michael P. Thornton, David J. McMorris,  Andrew S. Wainwright, Garrett J. Bradley and Andrea Marino Landry on their selection. For more information, go to SuperLawyers.com.

Thornton Law Firm Attorneys Named 2018 “Best Lawyers” In America

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By: Patricia M. Flannery, Esq.

Published on September 6, 2017

Thornton Law Firm LLP is proud to announce the selection of two of the firm’s attorneys to the 2018 Best Lawyers in America list.

Michael P. Thornton was selected as a Best Lawyer for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs in Boston, MA. He has been named to Best Lawyers since 2006.

David J. McMorris was selected as a Best Lawyer for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in Boston, MA. He has been named to Best Lawyers since 2008.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. 83,000 industry leading attorneys are eligible to vote (from around the world), and they have received almost 10 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 58,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

If you need an experienced lawyer, contact Thornton Law Firm, LLP, online today or call (888) 491-9726 to schedule a free consultation.

You can view our profile on Best Lawyers here:  Thornton Law Firm LLP

Super Lawyers Awards – 2016

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By: Patricia M. Flannery, Esq.

Published on December 19, 2016

Super Lawyers is a national rating service that recognizes attorneys from over 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and achievement. The selection process includes rigorous independent research as well as peer nominations and evaluations and is conducted on a yearly basis. The lists are then published in magazines across the country. At Thornton Law Firm, LLP a number of our attorneys have been the proud recipients of this coveted award.

Selection Process

Super Lawyers chooses attorneys based on a multiphase selection process that combines peer evaluations and independent research. In order to be considered as a candidate, a lawyer must be formally nominated by a peer that practices in the same state or be identified by the Super Lawyers research department. During the research process the Super Lawyers team looks for attorneys who have attained certain honors, have unique credentials, and have received positive results. The department also evaluates each nominated lawyer on 12 factors of peer recognition, including:

  • Verdicts and settlements;
  • Transactions;
  • Representative clients;
  • Experience;
  • Honors and awards;
  • Special licenses and certifications;
  • Position within the law firm;
  • Bar and professional activity;
  • Pro bono and community service;
  • Scholarly lectures and writings;
  • Education and employment background; and
  • Other outstanding achievements.

Each of the categories is given a separate point value. Candidates with the highest point totals from both small and large firms are then selected. Only around five percent of the lawyers in each state are chosen for the award.

Our Attorneys

Our law firm is proud to have a number of attorneys on our legal team who have been designated as Super Lawyers.

Michael P. Thornton, the founder and chair of Thornton Law Firm, LLP has received this award for his nationally recognized work in toxic tort litigation. As a result of his dedication, the firm has become one of the largest and most well-known law firms in the Northeast for its representation of victims exposed to toxic materials. He has been named a Super Lawyer every year since 2007.

David McMorris, one of Thornton Law Firm’s trial lawyers and the director of our health care subrogation and workplace injury practice, has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America as well as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer. He is also a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association and has obtained jury verdicts in favor of clients injured in construction accidents or due to asbestos poisoning and toxic exposure. He was first named a Super Lawyer in 2004.

Andrew Wainwright manages the Thornton Law Firm, LLP asbestos trial practice and has successfully litigated numerous mesothelioma cases. In recognition of his professional excellence Mr. Wainwright was recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer in 2004, 2009, and 2014.

Andrea M. Landry is an experienced partner at Thornton Law Firm, LLP and has successfully represented victims of toxic exposure, including children born with birth defects, and clients injured by defective consumer products. Ms. Landry has been named a Super Lawyer Rising Star for the last three years.

Contact an Experienced Complex Litigation Attorney

If you live in Massachusetts and were recently injured as a result of another person’s negligence, please contact Thornton Law Firm, LLP at (888) 491-9726 to schedule an initial consultation with one of our renowned and experienced attorneys.

Michael Thornton Named Boston’s 2016 Class Action Lawyer of the Year

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By: Patricia M. Flannery, Esq.

Published on December 1, 2015

Thornton Law Firm LLP is pleased to announce that Michael P. Thornton has been recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®  as the 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” for Class Actions/Plaintiffs in Boston.

Nationally recognized as an expert on toxic tort litigation, Mr. Thornton founded Thornton Law Firm in 1978 to represent asbestos poisoned shipyard and construction workers and their family members who had developed mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases. Over the years, the firm has grown to become the largest in New England representing people with cancer and other health problems caused by exposure to toxic materials. Thornton Law Firm has represented more than 20,000 workers and their families and has recovered more than nine billion dollars on behalf of its clients.  The firm is proud to have represented the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the state’s ground-breaking litigation against the tobacco companies, resulting in a multi-billion dollar recovery for taxpayers.

Michael Thornton and the team of attorneys he has assembled at Thornton Law Firm have also spearheaded significant class actions to recover damages from corporations engaged in corporate misrepresentation and fraud. The Firm has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars lost to financial fraud, representing large pension funds, individual whistleblowers, and others victimized by financial service companies and banks. Thornton Law Firm represents thousands of clients injured by hazardous and unsafe drugs and medical devices, including metal-on-metal hips manufactured by DePuy and Stryker; Invokana; Benicar; defective IVC filters; transvaginal mesh; Actos, and Zofran-related birth defects. The firm’s nationally preeminent birth defect litigation lawyers represent injured children in some of the first birth defect cases of their kind to be brought anywhere in the country. We have the resources and decades of experience necessary to help families devastated by unsafe medications, chemical exposures in the workplace, or toxic substances that contaminate the air or groundwater in their community.

In addition to Mr. Thornton’s individual award, Thornton Law Firm LLP has been awarded a Tier 1 National ranking for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Action – Plaintiffs  by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for the fifth consecutive year. The firm also received a Tier 1 Boston ranking for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Action for the seventh straight year, and a Tier 1 Boston ranking for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs for the sixth straight year. In addition, Michael Thornton and David McMorris were named to the 2015 Best Lawyers list. As well as his Lawyer of the Year for Class Actions / Plaintiffs, Michael Thornton was named to the Best Lawyers In America List for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Action – Plaintiffs for the eleventh straight year.  Partner David J. McMorris was named a Best Lawyer in America for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs for the ninth consecutive year.

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers®  is now regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 79,000 leading attorneys around the world are eligible to vote, and more than 12 million have voted to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. 6.7 million votes were analyzed for the 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, which resulted in more than 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. No fee is required or allowed to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their integrity, abilities, and professionalism.

Thornton Law Firm has been at the forefront of serious and complex plaintiff’s personal injury litigation for four decades. Though we litigate many class actions, the firm also continues its long history of representing individuals with personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, catastrophic injury, and worker’s compensation claims. Call 888-491-9726 or tell your story here for your free, confidential consultation with Thornton Law Firm, New England’s leading plaintiffs’ law firm.

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Thornton Law Firm Attorneys Named New England’s Best Lawyers

By Patricia M. Flannery, Esq.

Posted on July 15, 2013

Thornton Law Firm is pleased to announce the selection of two of the firm’s attorneys as “New England’s Best Lawyers” for 2013 by New England’s Best Lawyers ®.

Managing partner Michael P. Thornton has been named New England’s Best Lawyer ® in 2013 for the 7th consecutive year. Mike Thornton has also been cited by his peers by Best Lawyers in America ®, and Boston’s Best Lawyers ®.

Partner David McMorris has also been selected for New England’s Best Lawyers list for this year. David is a trial lawyer and directs Thornton Law Firm’s workplace injury practice. David’s trial experience has included several jury verdicts in excess of $1 million dollars in cases involving products liability, construction accidents, toxic exposures, lead poisoning, and asbestos exposure.

Representing plaintiffs exclusively for 40 years, Thornton Law Firm is New England’s largest plaintiff-side law firm. We have a strong reputation for fighting for individuals injured by defective products, toxins, workplace injuries, and fraud. For further information please visit our website or call us on our toll-free number, 888-491-9726.

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