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 mass torts, toxic torts and exposures, and environmental contamination. He also handles matters in insurance coverage of intellectual property, entertainment claims and sexual abuse as it relates to religious entities. He has been named on the list of Southern California Super Lawyers in for several consecutive years; the list of Best Lawyers in America© for four consecutive years; as well as “AV” rated by his peers by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Thornton is admitted to practice in all State Courts of California, as well as the United States District Court for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts. He is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, American Bar Association, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, and Defense Research Institute. Born in Winchester, Massachusetts, Mr. Thornton obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in 1982 from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, as well as his Bachelor's Degree from Stanford University in 1976.