Missouri Lawyers Media to present award in honor of Tim Thornton

December 2019

Former Greensfelder President and CEO Timothy R. Thornton will be recognized with a posthumous Missouri Lawyers Award for his long history of service and leadership.

The Missouri Lawyers Awards, presented by Missouri Lawyers Media, annually recognize attorneys from across the state who have made an impact. Thornton is one of five being recognized in the Law Firm Leaders category. Awards in that category honor “chairpersons, managing partners or other law firm executives who demonstrated extraordinary vision, innovation and leadership.”

A total of 29 attorneys from across the state will be recognized at a luncheon Jan. 24, 2020, and profiled in a special section of Missouri Lawyers Weekly. A complete list of honorees can be found here.

Thornton passed away June 23, 2019, as the result of a bicycle accident. He had been with the firm since 1981 and was a longtime member of the construction practice group. Thornton previously received a Missouri Lawyers Award in 2017, after becoming Greensfelder’s first CEO the previous year. In his more than three years in that role, Thornton’s vision for the firm led to progress in numerous areas, including the growth of its Chicago office, furtherance of the firm’s diversity initiatives and the implementation of a new strategic growth plan.

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