Gary A. Thornton
BiographyBefore becoming an attorney, Gary A. Thornton was a radio/television news broadcaster and college professor. His legal practice focuses in the area of non-subscriber tort litigation and employment law defense. He wrote the foundation article for the Texas Bar Journal on non-subscriber litigation. Since that time he has represented companies all over Texas in both non-subscriber and all areas of employment law.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Thornton was a briefing attorney for Chief Justice Jack Pope of the Texas Supreme Court.
Mr. Thornton is presently a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Austin Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Christian Legal Society. He has served as president of the Travis County Bar Association, a member of the MCLE Texas State Bar Committee and one of the chairmen of Committees for the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association.
Mr. Thornton has served on the Board of Directors for the Texas Association of Business, the Board of Directors for the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce (GACC) and the Austin Graduate School of Theology, the Board of Trustees for Abilene Christian University and the Board of Visitors at Pepperdine University School of Law. He has also served as a Chair of the GACC's South Area Business Council.
Speeches / Publications
He is a frequent author and speaker. Among the articles he has authored are "Landowners Should Know Rights in Condemnation Cases," The Cattleman (January 1986); "Additions to and Realignments of Travis County Courts to Help With Heavy Criminal Docket and Condemnation Explosion," Austin Lawyers Journal (November 1987); "Litigation Involving Non-Subscribers to Workers Compensation Insurance," Texas Bar Journal (April 1991); "Jury Selection Study," Austin Lawyers Journal (November 1991) and The County and District Clerk (November 1991); and "Litigation Involving High Power Electrical Transmission Line Cases" Condemnation Law Trends (Spring 1992) and Current Condemnation Law (American Bar Association 1994).
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