Michael Throneberry

Michael Throneberry

Managing Partner
Edwardsville, Illinois

Mr. Throneberry began his practice at a large St. Louis law firm focusing on Commercial litigation before he shifted the focus of his practice to exclusively advocating for mesothelioma and asbestos cancer victims. The transition stemmed from the aftermath of his father-in-law's diagnosis and brave but ultimately losing battle with mesothelioma. Since 2003 Michael Thornberry has leveraged his legal skills, his energy and the full resources of this law firm in aggressive pursuit of compensation for mesothelioma and asbestos cancer victims.

Areas of Practice

  • Mesothelioma & Asbestos

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2000
  • Missouri, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2001


  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 2000
  • Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia
    • M.S. - 1997
    • Major: Engineering
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
    • B.S. - 1994
    • Major: Civil Engineering

Published Works

Honors and Awards

  • Best Attorneys of America (Top 1% of Attorneys in America); Rue Ratings' Best Attorneys of America
  • Top American Lawyers (Top 1% of the nation's lawyers)
  • 2016-2017 Client Satisfaction Award for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service; American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys' 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Top 10 Asbestos Mesothelioma Trial Lawyer; Asbestos Mesothelioma Trial Lawyers Association
  • Best Law Firms of America; Lifetime Charter Member
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers; National Trial Lawyers
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys; Lifetime Achievement

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Asbestos Mesothelioma Trial Lawyers, Top 10 Asbestos Mesothelioma Trial Lawyer
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • American Association for Justice
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • Best Law Firms of America

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineer

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors of Not-For-Profit Corporation formed to provide employment for mentally and physically handicapped adults.


  • English
  • Spanish