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NETLAW.NET was founded by Guerry R. Thornton, Jr., who is President and CEO. NETLAW is headquartered in Atlanta, and Mr. Thornton is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, and admitted to all state and federal courts. The firm handles matters related to negligence, mass torts, malpractice, asset protection, consumer and international law.

NETLAW also has affiliate offices and associates in other countries, including: Paris, France; Dublin, Ireland; and Moscow. NETLAW has organized an American law consultancy to evaluate and handle litigation claims and asset protection law for foreigners and expatriates in Europe and Russia.

Guerry R. Thornton, Jr., earned his B.A. degree in 1972 from the University of the South, Sewanee, TN, where he served in the General Assembly and as associate editor of the school literary magazine. After graduating from college, he earned his Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta. He then served as an assistant law clerk for the U. S. District Court in the Southern District of Georgia. In 1985 he was Of Counsel to Barnett & Alagia, a large national law firm, afterwhich he started his own firm.

As to his public service activities, he has published articles in: Trial Magazine; the National Law Journal; Norton's Bankruptcy Law Reporter; The Barrister; The Advocate; and, Mealey's Litigation Reporter. He has been featured on CNN, Larry King Live, The Today Show, and cited as a legal expert by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Solicitor's Journal, a law publication in London, England. He has conducted and spoken at seminars for lawyers and consumers in many jurisdisctions, including Vancouver; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Dublin, Ireland; London; Miami, Florida; San Diego, California; and, other cities in the USA and abroad.

Notable cases handled by Mr. Thornton or in association with affiliate law firms, include: Golden Dolphin Maritime Disaster ($690,000 wrongful death award); Dupont Plaza Hotel Fire Disaster ($1.2 million recovery); Peachtree Fire Case ($5.0 million recovery); The $2.5 billion Dalkon Shield Compensation Plan ($60 million in total awards for 900+ claimants); The $4.5 billion Diet Drug Compensation Plan ($2.3 million in recoveries as of 5/15/05); claims related to the Breast Implant litigation; and, injury actions which arise from the 1996 Olympic Park Bombing case; He has also achieved notable results in defective product, malpractice, consumer and business dispute cases.

NETLAW's other areas of practice include: asset protection, estates, contract law, international, business and immigration law.

Guerry R. Thornton, has served as a project manager or board member for public service organizations, including The Hambidge Center, The Sautee-Nachoochee Community Assoc., and Hands On Atlanta; in addition, he supports 20/20 Vision; Amnesty International; Habitat for Humanity; and, The Salvation Army. He has also supported, via monetary gifts or volunteer work, the Atlanta Symphony, The Russia House, The American Church of Paris, and The Evironmental Fund.

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