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John E. Thornton, Jr.


John E. Thornton, Jr.

Passion for subtle nuance and intellectual curiosity underscore John Thornton's approach to litigation and dispute resolution in state and federal court. John serves clients as counsel for the situation, and he offers proactive legal solutions to complex business challenges.

John focuses his practice on commercial litigation and is particularly interested in business torts.

John served as a law clerk to the Honorable Donald L. Graham, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Before clerking, John worked for a Chicago-based global law firm. There, he represented clients in complex commercial litigation and securities and shareholder litigation. He also defended clients against U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigations and conducted internal investigations for various corporate clients.


Education and admissions


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 2014
  • B.S.B.A., University of Florida, 2011


  • President-elect, Gator Club of Miami

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Florida
  • Illinois
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