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

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David Bricker Now Of Counsel in Thornton Law Firm’s New California Office

By: Patricia M. Flannery, Esq.

David Bricker, Of Counsel, Thornton Law Firm LLP California Office
David Bricker, Esq.

Thornton Law Firm has strengthened its nationally-known toxic exposure and birth defects practice with the addition of trial lawyer David Bricker, who joins the firm as of counsel. He was previously a partner with the Los Angeles office of Waters & Kraus, where he chaired their Birth Injury practice.

The Firm is also pleased to announce the establishment of their new office, located at 9430 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 400, Beverly Hills, California; telephone number (310) 282-8676; facsimile (310) 388-5316. Mr. Bricker will manage Thornton Law Firm’s new California office.

“David Bricker is an accomplished attorney who will complement and expand our birth defects practice in California and across the country,” said Michael Thornton, founder and chair of Thornton Law Firm.  “A skilled litigator, he also has the ability and the relationships to grow the firm’s business. We’re happy to have David Bricker on board.”

Mr. Bricker brings with him more than 25 years of litigation experience, having successfully tried complex cases in both state and federal court. Mr. Bricker’s fields of expertise include toxic exposure and birth injury litigation, asbestos exposure litigation, products liability litigation, professional negligence litigation, railroad liability, elder and dependent adult abuse, general business litigation and bankruptcy litigation.

“I have always been impressed with David’s dedication to his clients and his reputation in the legal community,” said David Strouss, head of Thornton Law Firm’s toxic exposure and birth defects practice. “We have tried cases together as co-counsel and I look forward to working hand in hand with him as we represent our clients, children and families who have suffered life-altering birth defects through no fault of their own, in seeking justice and compensation for those injuries.”

“David has been working with us on some of our asbestos mesothelioma cases over the last few years, and I look forward to having him as a permanent member of our team,” said Andrew Wainwright, who manages the firm’s asbestos trial practice.

“David’s vast trial and litigation experience fortifies our ability to give our clients the highest level of representation in these complex and technical birth defect cases.” commented Garrett Bradley, Managing Partner of Thornton Law Firm. “The combination of David Bricker and David Strouss, who has litigated and tried birth defect cases for more than 30 years, is a real coup and solidifies our reputation as a national leader in this field.”

Mr. Bricker is admitted to practice law in the states of California, Illinois and Massachusetts. In addition, he is admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Courts for the Northern District of California, the Southern District of California, the Eastern District of California, the Central District of California, the Northern District of Illinois, and the District of Massachusetts. He holds a J.D. from Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana, and a B.A. in Political Science from Pitzer College in Claremont, California.

Thornton Law Firm was founded in 1978 by Michael Thornton doing groundbreaking work for victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Now the leading injury law firm in Massachusetts and the largest plaintiff law firm in New England, the firm has 20 attorneys representing thousands of clients in a wide variety of plaintiff-side work.  For four decades, Thornton Law Firm has fought the asbestos industry, the lead paint industry, the tobacco industry, manufacturers of dangerous chemicals, pesticide makers, big Pharma, big banks, and insurance giants. Thornton Law Firm was one of the first firms in the county to represent families of children born with birth defects caused by chemical exposures in the workplace, and has been instrumental in securing multimillion dollar recoveries for families with children who suffered serious birth defects from their parents’ exposure to chemicals and agricultural pesticides.

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

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