George A. Thornton

George A. Thornton grew up among family who were for the most part hard working, unionized factory workers. His father was a steelworker.

George very early showed a natural aptitude for academic pursuits, and was able to attend college and law school in the Ivy League (Columbia and Penn), graduating with honors. His Multistate Bar Examination grade was among the highest ever recorded on that exam.

In 1978 George relocated to Seattle, Washington and took a job as a public defender, where he gained extensive trial experience. He demonstrated natural ability with juries and was successful in eighty percent of his cases. That record of success resulted in an invitation to join the predecessor of this law firm in 1982.He rose to partnership in 1987 and became managing partner in 1998.

George has achieved recognition in the legal community for his talents; he has been rated AV by Martindale Hubbell for almost two decades, and he has been identified as a Super lawyer by Washington Law and Politics Magazine. His record of success at trial has continued throughout his practice.

George is an avid cyclist, having successfully completed multiple one-day STP, RAMROD and Randonneur events. He currently rides Parlee Carbon, Litespeed Ti, and Erickson steel frames. George is a member of Cascade and Redmond Cycling Clubs, is a past President of the Redmond Cycling Club, and is the current Director of the RAMROD bicycle ride (2007 to present). In addition, he has been the RAMROD Safety Director for more than ten years.

George has represented numerous bicyclists involved in accidents with motor vehicles.

You can contact George at 206-621-0600 or via email at