Joseph D. Thornton: Lawyer with Smith Peterson Law Firm, LLP

Joseph D. Thornton


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Practice Areas

  • Workers Compensation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Labor and Employment
  • Nursing Home/Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Corporate Law
  • Taxation
Contact InfoTelephone: 712-328-1833
Fax: 712-328-8320
University University of Iowa, B.B.A., 1982
Law SchoolUniversity of Iowa, J.D., with distinction, 1984
Admitted1984, Iowa; 1991, Nebraska; 1985, United States District Court, Southern District of Iowa; 1994, United States Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit; 1994, United States District Court, District of Nebraska; 1984, Supreme Court of the State of Iowa
Memberships Iowa State, Pottawattamie County, Southwest Iowa Bar Association and Nebraska State Bar Associations.

Certified Public Accountant of Iowa, 1982; President, Young Lawyers Division, Iowa State Bar Association, 1992-1993; President Iowa State Bar Foundation Board of Directors 2005-2007; Trial Lawyers Association; Iowa Defense Counsel Association; Medical Liability and Health Law Section Member; Iowa State, Pottawattamie County and Southwest Iowa Bar Associations.

Reported CasesHolst v. Countryside Ent. Inc., 14 F.3d 1319 (8th Cir. 1994); Christopherson v. Ceere & Co., 941 F.2d 692, Prod. Liab. Rep. (CCH) P12,945

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Joseph D. Thornton

35 Main Place, Suite 300
Council BluffsIA 51502-0249


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