Patricia M. Thornton has 29-years of experience devoted exclusively to civil litigation in the Federal and State courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia. She focuses her practice in the areas of serious personal injury including wrongful death, brain injury and paralysis; motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, products liability, retailer liability, and intentional torts.
Ms. Thornton is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association (Litigation Section; Negligence, Insurance and Workers' Compensation Section), the District of Columbia Bar Association, the District of Columbia Defense Lawyers Association and the Prince George's County Bar Association.
She is admitted to practice in the Court of Appeals of Maryland, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland (Northern and Southern Divisions), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Supreme Court.
Ms. Thornton has earned an AV Peer Review Rating in Martindale Hubbell.
McGill University, B.A., Political Science/History,
with honor, 1976
Catholic University of America, J.D., 1980
1981, District of Columbia; 1982, Maryland and U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; 1985, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; 1986, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; U.S. Supreme Court
Prince George's County and Maryland State (Member, Sections on: Litigation; Negligence; Insurance and Workers' Compensation) Bar Associations; The District of Columbia Bar; District of Columbia Defense Lawyers Association.
Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Brain Injury; Spinal Injury; Insurance Defense; Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries; Premises Liability; Products Liability; Retail Liability; Intentional Torts
Selected as Super Lawyer in Maryland and District of Columbia by Law & Politics (2007-2012)