Timothy M. Thornton, Jr.


Gray•Duffy, LLP

15760 Ventura Blvd.,
16th Floor
Encino, CA 91436










  • Loyola Law School (JD, 1982) Stanford University (BA, 1976)

Timothy M. Thornton, Jr.


Timothy M. Thornton, Jr. is a partner in the Encino office of Gray•Duffy, LLP. With more than 25 years’ experience, Mr. Thornton provides legal counsel on insurance-related matters, such as construction defects, employment matters, mass torts, toxic torts and exposures, and environmental contamination. He also handles matters in insurance coverage of intellectual property, entertainment claims, cyber liability, and sexual abuse claims against religious and other entities.

He has been named on the list of Southern California Super Lawyers since 2012; list of Best Lawyers in America© since 2012; as well as “AV” rated by his peers by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Thornton obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in 1982 from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, and his Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University in 1976.

Professional Affiliations

  • California State Bar
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Vice-Chair to the Self-Insurers and Risk Managers General Committee – ABA TIPS
  • Vice-Chair Appointment to the Excess Surplus Lines and Reinsurance General Committee – ABA TIPS
  • Chair-Elect; Technology Vice-Chair of the Insurance Coverage Litigation General Committee – ABA TIPS
  • Book Publishing Editorial Board Standing Committee – ABA TIPS
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (The CLM)
  • Book Publishing Board Standing Committee – ABA TIPS, 2020-21
  • Chair – ABA TIPS Insurance Coverage Litigation General Committee, 2020-21
  • Member, Conference Standing Committee – ABA TIPS, 2020-21

Other Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Supreme Court of the State of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits

Recognition and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America© since 2011
  • Southern California Super Lawyers 2012-Present
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Articles and Publications

15760 Ventura Blvd., 16th Fl.
Encino, CA 91436

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Redwood City, CA 94065