David Pierce and Jon Thornton founded the law firm of Pierce & Thornton after practicing together in the litigation section at the largest law firm in the Tidewater area. Mr. Pierce had been a partner in the firm since 1992 and Mr. Thornton was a senior litigation associate. Mr. Pierce defended physicians and other health care professionals in medical malpractice actions for 12 years and conducted a general insurance defense and civil litigation practice. Mr. Thornton conducted a general civil litigation practice including plaintiffs' personal injury and general defense work. Pierce & Thornton focuses its practice on plaintiffs' personal injury law with a particular emphasis on plaintiffs' medical malpractice and motor vehicle accident cases. While the focus of their practice is medical malpractice and motor vehicle injury law, they also handle a variety of personal injury matters including injuries as a result of defective products, including pharmaceuticals, assaults, as well as business torts including fraud, libel and slander. Pierce & Thornton's defense experience provides them with a unique and distinct advantage in their plaintiffs' practice. Put their 44 years of legal experience and medical knowledge to work for you and get the full recovery you deserve.