Michael J. Thornton*

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Michael began his legal career in England. He qualified as a solicitor and practiced in the West of England from 1979 to 1986. Michael came to Chilliwack, BC. In 1986, he articled to Don Patten and was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 1988. Michael has been a partner since 1991. Michael has practiced in many areas of the law including criminal defense, matrimonial law, and civil litigation. For the past 15 years, his practice has been primarily focused on ICBC/motor vehicle accident and personal injury litigation. Michael has appeared in all levels of court in the Province: the Provincial Court, the Supreme Court, and the Court of Appeal. 







Professional Associations

  • Law Society of British Columbia, member since 1988
  • Trial Lawyers Association, member
  • Chilliwack and District Bar Association, member and past President


Volunteer Organizations

  • Rotary Club of Chilliwack/Fraser, member
  • Chilliwack Community Services, past Director
  • Student Mock Trials, guest Judge
  • UBC Law first year moot, past Judge
  • Access Pro Bono, volunteer lawyer


*provides legal services through a law corporation

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9245 Main Street
Chilliwack, B.C.
V2P 6J4

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