Office Location

99 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
T 212.286.8585
F 212.490.8966

Areas of Practice

Medical Liability Defense


Hofstra University School of Law: JD 2006
The George Washington University: BA 2003

Bar Admissions

New York
United States District Court, Southern District of New York

Patricia A. Thornton


A Partner at HPM&B, Patricia A. Thornton joined the firm in 2008.  She represents physicians and medical institutions in all aspects of the defense of medical malpractice claims.

Prior to joining the firm, Patricia represented plaintiffs in both civil litigation and surrogate court matters.  While in law school, she was a member of the Hofstra University Family Court Review, where she served as research editor during her third year.

Patricia is an avid runner and is member of the New York Road Runners Club.  She has completed several marathons.  She is also a member of the New York State Bar Association.

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$10 Million Medical Malpractice Action In Queens County Discontinued After Plaintiff's Experts Were Subjected To Preclusion Under Frye/Parker

Plaintiffs alleged that a now 12-year-old boy suffered a severe right hemiparesis, cognitive delays and impaired speech as a result of labor mismanagement.  On behalf of HPM&B’s clients, a major academic medical center and several maternal...

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Three Cases Dismissed In Favor of HPM&B Clients

In September, HPM&B attorneys gained summary judgment dismissals in two high exposure cases that were venued in The Bronx and another summary judgment dismissal by the Appellate Division, Second Department in a Brooklyn case involving the...

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