Welcome to the Law Office of Philip E. Thornton

If you are facing criminal charges, it is important to protect yourself by working with a knowledgeable and an experienced criminal defense lawyer. A criminal conviction can result in jail time, force you to pay restitution and give you a criminal record that may follow you for the rest of your life. Attorney Philip E. Thornton has been protecting the interest of the criminally accused for over 20 years in the Pierce, King and Thurston County areas.

I have represented clients at every level of crime in my over 20 years of experience; from misdemeanors to Aggravated Murder (death penalty) cases. I have represented clients in both State and Federal charges as well as charges originating in municipal court. No case is too small when your liberty and life are at stake. I take my job of protecting your rights very seriously. I take pride in working hard and being thoroughly prepared for your case.

The role of a criminal defense attorney in a criminal case should start at your every first meeting with the attorney. The attorney must have a firm and vast understanding of the law. The attorney must work hard to gather all of the facts and circumstances of your case. I will conduct my own investigation into allegations made against you by reviewing the police reports and crime scene materials as well as interview the witnesses for the State and the Defense. Only after these tasks have been accomplished can I properly analyze and advise you of the law and the best path to success. The only promise I will make to you is that I will work hard for your freedom and success.

Since the age of nine when my mother and I together read the book “To Kill A Mockingbird”, I became inspired to be a lawyer like “Atticus Finch.” As a child it amazed me that adults could be accused and convicted of crimes they did not commit. Now as a lawyer I have witnessed such travesties and am committed to never let it happen to one of my clients. For as long as I can remember I had an affinity for the underdog and under protected. From very humble beginnings, I have worked hard to become the best lawyer I can be for people accused of crime. Other lawyers claim to be aggressive and relentless in the pursuant of justice, but you will be hard pressed to find a criminal defense attorney more passionate about defending your rights and interest than Philip E. Thornton. I have the results to prove it.

I understand the devastation just the mere allegation that you have committed a crime can cause to a person’s family, employment and reputation. A successful defense to a criminal charge requires individualize attention and consideration of all the unique aspects of every person’s case. I understand being charged with a criminal offense constitutes one of the most serious problems most people will ever face. That is why when you hire attorney Philip E. Thornton you and your case will have my personal attention and focus. Call me for a free consultation.

For the past 20 plus years, I have focused my practice on representing persons accused of crime. I am a member of the Washington State Bar Association and am an active member in several professional associations, including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Washington Death Penalty Assistance Center, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association and I serve as an Advisory Board Member to the Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel. Put my experience and knowledge to work for you, call now for a free consultation.

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