About Our Firm


Andrews & Thornton has over thirty years of legal experience to apply to your case!

Andrews & Thornton is a leader in pharmaceutical, medical device and dietary supplement litigation prosecuting groundbreaking lawsuits in State and Federal District Courts. Anne Andrews and John Thornton have earned a national reputation as effective mass tort advocates and have been asked to participate with mass tort leadership in California, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Minnesota. The firm has effectively represented clients harmed by dangerous drugs and devices making substantial contributions to multi-district and state-coordinated litigations:

  • In re Vioxx (MDL 1657) – $51 million verdict against Merck. Andrews & Thornton presented the scientific evidence to a panel of the nation’s foremost cardiologists.  All seven agreed that Vioxx was unreasonably dangerous.  Two of the experts’ testimonies at trial were decisive in the victory.
  • In re: New England Compounding Pharmacy, Inc.(Chapter 11) – $220 million settlement
  • In re: Biomet M2A Magnum Hip Implant(MDL 2391) – $56 million settlement
  • In re: Ephedra Products Liability Litigation(MDL 1598)