October 24, 2023Press Release

Michael Best Arms Litigation Team with Rebecca R. Thornton

Michael Best is delighted to announce that Rebecca (Becky) Thornton has joined the firm's Litigation practice group and will be based in the Raleigh office. Thornton brings over a decade of experience in handling complex matters for clients in various industries, including retail and hospitality, healthcare, and commercial transportation.

"Becky is a driven and accomplished litigator who will enhance our ability to serve our clients in our North Carolina market and beyond," said Dan Vaccaro, Chair of the firm's Litigation practice group. "She has a proven track record of delivering successful results in challenging and high stakes matters, and we are thrilled to welcome her to our team."

Thornton’s track record includes representing businesses, self-insured entities, and insurers in state and federal courts, as well as at the appellate level in front of the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court. Her defense practice covers a wide range of issues, such as premises law, catastrophic accidents, wrongful death, and professional liability claims.

"We are excited to have Becky join our growing Raleigh office," said Carrie Meigs, Managing Partner of the firm's Raleigh office. "Her reputation as an experienced and respected litigator is echoed throughout the legal community. She will be a great asset to our clients and our firm."

Prior to Michael Best, Thornton co-chaired the Litigation and Risk Management practice group at a mid-sized law firm. Outside of her practice, she is a member of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys and is actively involved with the Defense Research Institute (DRI), where she is a member of the Retail Hospitality Committee and the Insurance Law Committee.

Thornton earned her J.D. from Elon University School of Law and her B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science from North Carolina State University.

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