Chris Thornton has over twenty-five years of experience in a wide variety of commercial litigation. With a blend of his in-depth knowledge of information technology, communications, and a master’s degree in physics from the prestigious University of Illinois, he brings a unique perspective to his cases. He has had numerous victories for his clients in cases related to commercial litigation, intellectual property, municipal law, and more. He is adept in arbitration, mediation, and negotiation and is comfortable leading these efforts or acting as a trusted advisor in a less visible role. Whether it’s during the discovery phase, while handling expert witnesses, or any other crucial juncture in his practice, his diverse experiences often give him and his clients an edge. 

Beyond the confines of the courtroom, Chris’s dedication extends to the community he and his family are members of. A prominent figure in municipal government, he has honorably served as the mayor of the City of Brentwood, located in the heart of St. Louis County, Missouri. This involvement in civic affairs not only speaks volumes about his commitment but also provides an unparalleled edge when it comes to understanding the intricacies of municipal law and policy.  

Chris and his wife Pam have three children, Rowan, Ian and Alexandria. In addition, Chris is a part-time caretaker for two feline friends and the trusty family mutt (in the best possible sense) Sola. Chris is licensed to practice law in both Missouri and Illinois and has litigated cases all over the United States in both state and federal courts. 



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