$7.55 Million Awarded Against Insulation Company Record Asbestos Verdict Today’s verdict is the largest award to date in New England and was the result of a team effort between the Thornton Law Firm and Waters and Kraus, a nationally recognized asbestos trial firm. Read More Contact Us Jury Awards $6.8 Million To Mesothelioma Victim’s Widow This is the second multi-million-dollar verdict in two weeks for the Thornton Law Firm and co-counsel Waters & Kraus against New England Insulation. Read More Contact Us Protecting Boston's Injured For 40 Years We are driven by a shared vision of what is right. We believe in fairness. We hold ourselves and others to the highest standards. We have a history of successfully representing our clients that few can match. Contact Us Search for: Massachusetts Attorneys Focusing On Complex Litigation Thornton Law Firm LLP has a tradition of excellence when it comes to representing victims, whether it be a construction worker injured on the job or a pension fund losing assets to fraud. Our clients are individuals and organizations that have suffered physical, financial, and emotional harm because of another’s negligence or wrongdoing. Practice Areas Through four decades of practicing law, we have treated clients with respect and compassion. Listening carefully, responding to all questions, and being accessible when clients call are ways we show our clients that we care. Mesothelioma/Asbestos Our experienced team of compassionate asbestos lawyers, paralegals, and specialists has helped thousands of families who have been devastated by poisonous asbestos dust. 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Learn more about Personal Injury: Automobile, Truck, and Bus Accident AttorneysBasics & FAQsBike Accident VictimsBrain InjuryCar AccidentsCatastrophic InjuriesCause of Traffic AccidentsCauses of Car AccidentsCellphone Use While DrivingComparative NegligenceConstruction AccidentConstruction and Job site AccidentsContributory NegligenceFatal Vehicle AccidentsHiring a Personal Injury LawyerHow Much Does a Personal Injury Lawsuit Cost?How to File a Personal Injury ClaimMotorcycle AccidentPedestrian AccidentsPersonal Injury Statutes of LimitationProducts LiabilitySlip and FallSpinal InjuriesTruck AccidentWorkers Compensation Injuries/BenefitsWorkers’ CompensationWorkers’ Compensation ProceduresWorkers’ Compensation LawWrongful DeathWrongful Death Statute of Limitations Request a Call Back If you need a free consultation about your legal claim, fill in the form below and we will call you back as soon as possible. Meet Our Legal Team Founded in 1978 by Michael P. Thornton doing groundbreaking work for victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, our practice is now the largest plaintiff law firm in New England. Michael P. Thornton Michael P. Thornton is founder and chairman of Thornton Law Firm LLP. A nationally recognized expert on toxic tort litigation, Mr. Thornton graduated from Dartmouth College and Vanderbilt Law School. In the 1970’s he successfully undertook the representation of a number of shipyard and construction workers who had developed asbestos-related diseases. Over the years, the firm has grown to become the largest firm in the Northeast representing victims of asbestos and other toxic materials.… Read More David J. McMorris Mr. McMorris is a trial lawyer and directs Thornton Law Firm’ health care subrogation and workplace injury practice. He is a member of the Massachusetts and New York bars and the American Association for Justice. Mr. McMorris’ trial experience has included several jury verdicts in excess of $1 million dollars in cases involving products liability, construction accidents, toxic exposures, lead paint poisoning, and asbestos exposure. Mr. McMorris is appointed by the Superior Court of Massachusetts and the federal district court to serve as plaintiff’s liaison counsel in asbestos litigation, and has served in those positions since 1993.… Read More David C. Strouss 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 Assistant Special Assistant Attorney General representing the Commonwealth from 1995 through 1999 in the Tobacco Litigation.… Read More Andrew S. Wainwright 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… Read More Garrett J. Bradley Garrett J. Bradley is the managing partner of Thornton Law Firm, LLP. Mr. Bradley is a graduate of Boston College High School, Boston College and Boston College Law School. Prior to joining Thornton Law Firm, Mr. Bradley worked as an Assistant District Attorney in the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office. He also served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Third Plymouth District, for 16 years. Mr. Bradley is a member of the Massachusetts and the New York Bars.… Read More Michael A. Lesser Mr. Lesser joined Thornton Law Firm as an associate in 1995 after previously clerking at the firm. He heads the firm’s False Claims Act / Whistleblower litigation section, representing individuals that report fraud on the Federal and State governments. While practicing in traditional areas of False Claims litigation, including Medicare and Medicaid fraud, Mr. Lesser also handles False Claims Act litigation involving finance and bank fraud… Read More Evan R. Hoffman Evan Hoffman concentrates his practice areas in complex financial fraud class actions, qui tam, and False Claims Act cases. He has successfully represented private whistleblowers and public pension funds in groundbreaking state and federal multi-district litigation against global custodial banks for foreign exchange fraud. In addition to his class action work, Mr. Hoffman represents and has helped obtain substantial settlements for plaintiffs who have contracted mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos. … Read More Marilyn T. McGoldrick Marilyn McGoldrick is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a cum laude graduate of Suffolk University Law School. She is a member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, the Massachusetts Bar Association and Boston Bar Association (Co-Chair, New Lawyers Section 2000-2001; Steering Committee Member, New Lawyers Section; Membership Committee), and the American Association for Justice. Ms. McGoldrick is Pro Bono counsel for the Central Square The… Read More Brad J. Mitchell Mr. Mitchell is a partner at Thornton Law Firm LLP and joined the firm in 1999. His main practice area is toxic exposure litigation, including cases involving birth defects, cancer, and exposure to glycol ethers, benzene, solvents, and other hazardous substances. Mr. Mitchell has represented clients who have been exposed to toxic substances working in semiconductor chip manufacturing, printing, parts washing, and other industries and occupations.… Read More Andrea Marino Landry Andrea Marino Landry is a partner at Thornton Law Firm LLP. She joined the firm as an associate in 2005 after previously clerking at the firm. During her time at Thornton Law Firm, Ms. Landry has successfully represented clients in a variety of the firm’s practice areas, including personal injury litigation, products liability litigation, victims of exposure to asbestos, victims of toxic exposures, including children of workers born with birth defects, and consumer class actions.… Read More Our Main Goal Is Your Satisfaction The firm has represented more than 20,000 victims of asbestos and toxic exposure, birth defects, defective products, financial fraud, and personal injury accidents throughout Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and across the country. We resolve each case ourselves and do not refer our clients to other law firms. However, other attorneys routinely trust us to take care of their clients by referring cases to Thornton Law Firm that they consider too complex to handle themselves. We have recovered more than one billion dollars on behalf of our clients. $2,000,000 for the child of a semiconductor chip manufacturing worker born with birth defects $6,100,000 for a 36-year-old security guard who was ejected from a bus that rolled over on the highway $2,300,000 for a 58 year old drywaller who fell through a hole in a roof resulting in multiple fractures $4,300,000 for a 24-year-old laborer who suffered multiple complex fractures and post-traumatic distress disorder $8,000,000,000 helped Massachusetts recover the cost of Medicaid payments made for tobacco-related diseases $6,800,000 verdict for the family of a 55-year old man with mesothelioma exposed to asbestos in the Navy and as a repairman Top Rated Thornton Law Firm LLP has a tradition of excellence when it comes to representing victims, whether it be a construction worker injured on the job or a pension fund losing assets to fraud.