About Us

In the 1940’s, attorneys John Kennett and Stanley Soderland were pioneers in developing a law firm in Seattle devoted to protecting the rights of individuals. With the passage of time the original partners retired or became judges, and new partners stepped in. In 1982, George Thornton joined the firm as an associate, and by 1998 he was the managing partner.

The firm has always maintained principal offices in Seattle, Washington. From 2000 to 2006 we practiced jointly with a Minneapolis firm, and returned to separate practice in 2007 under the name Thornton Mostul, PLLC. 

Our firm is devoted to protecting the rights of individuals against large institutional forces such as insurance companies, corporations, and government. A large portion of our practice involves claims against railroads under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act, and we have at various times served as Designated Legal Counsel with various railroad unions. In addition to injury claims, we also handle employment and serious property damage claims.

We have handled many high-profile cases over the years, and we have been pioneers in obtaining favorable decisions from judges and appeals courts protecting the rights of individuals. You can find some examples of our work under “Representive Cases”.

We have established and continue to maintain a record for quality service to our clients, and we have been accorded the highest rating for quality and ethics with rating services such as Martindale-Hubbell and Washington Law and Politics.

Above all, we are committed to honesty and fair dealing with our clients. You will always know where you stand, and we take the time to answer your questions.