In his first jury trial, Mr. Thornley represented a client who was facing Life in Prison. Mr. Thornley’s client was acquitted of all counts after a 3-week trial. During his time in law school, Mr. Thornley interned with Prosecutors in Gila Counties Dangerous Drugs division as well as with prosecutors of Avondale, Tolleson, and Buckeye where he prosecuted cases as an Arizona Supreme Court Certified Student. Mr. Thornley has successfully resolved a number of significantly serious felonies and has persuaded authorities not to pursue charges. Mr. Thornley has been effective in aggressively pursuing his client’s rights when a case is charged. Mr. Thornley has also been effective in representation of clients facing probation violations and restitution issues. In issues involving serious Sex crimes he has helped clients avoid lifetime probation and registration. Mr. Thornley has been successful in obtaining dismissals in many misdemeanor cases involving charges such as assault, disorderly conduct, criminal damage and domestic violence cases. Inevitably, when clients face charges for a crime or crimes they did not commit, Mr. Thornley has shown to be effective and aggressive in pursuing a not guilty outcome and in many instances have received directed verdicts when the state has failed to live up to their burden.
Over the years, Mr. Thornley’s training and understanding of law enforcement practices has led clients through sensitive government investigations. He has extensive experience with law enforcement agencies throughout the State of Arizona and dissecting issues that arise when law enforcement fails to conduct a thorough and ethical investigation.
Mr. Thornley has also held an active Real Estate License since 2013. He has been party to millions in purchases and sales. He has extensive experience in real estate transactions and has the expertise to know where and when problems may arise. Mr. Thornley also has experience with Home Owner’s Associations and the problems that may arise when dealing with these entities. Mr. Thornley has also assisted in property disputes and has assisted in successfully resolving a variety of property dispute issues.