Matthew Thornton’s practice focuses on probate, trusts, and estate law, handling routine planning and administration, as well as more complex litigation matters. Drawing upon his broad experience and mediation training, Matthew is also a Tennessee Supreme Court Listed Rule 31 Mediator. He has successfully represented clients in negotiating disputes, mediation, and civil trials when negotiation fails to achieve his clients’ desired results. He previously served on the Executive Council of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Estate Planning & Probate Section and he has been an active participant in the shaping of new developments related to Tennessee estate law.
Matthew frequently speaks on probate law to other lawyers and community groups at venues across Tennessee and, upon request of the probate judges, occasionally serves as a substitute judge in Probate Court. He frequently offers pro bono legal advice and assistance to local charities. When he’s not in the office, Matthew enjoys outdoor activities with his family and fishing.