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Zachary J. Thornley

Mr. Thornley is a successful trial attorney in Phoenix Arizona. He spent years working for a large corporate defense firm. His experience was invaluable; however, he personally believes representation is more effective in a more personal environment where individual attention is on the client and not on the firm’s bottom dollar.

Mr. Thornley has earned a reputation for successful representation of clients in a range of criminal matters. He has effectively guided clients through some of the most serious crimes including manslaughter and serious sex crimes. His representation of clients has included those facing misdemeanors up to serious felonies with possible life sentences. Mr. Thornley’s extensive practice includes first chair trial experience in court rooms throughout the State of Arizona.

Legal Experience

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.

Mr. Thornley is licensed to practice in every court in the State of Arizona including the Federal District of Arizona.

Mr. Thornley is also admitted Pro Hac Vice in the Washington DC Federal District Court.

Mr. Thornley is a member in good standing with the DUI Defense Lawyers Association.

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