Tulane University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2000)

Georgia State University (M.A., English, 1997)

Tulane University (B.A., cum laude, 1995)

Order of the Coif


Jennifer Thornton practices primarily in commercial litigation, appellate advocacy, and personal injury (plaintiff). Ms. Thornton also has an active securities litigation.

Ms. Thornton graduated cum laude from Tulane University in 1995, and went on to earn a Master’s Degree in English Literature from Georgia State University in 1997. She graduated magna cum laude from Tulane Law School in 2000, where she was an Articles Editor of the Tulane Law Review and the recipient of the Law Review Rufus C. Harris Law Review Award in Civil Law. Ms. Thornton also received awards in Legal Profession, Securities Rights, Civil Law Property, and Louisiana Real Estate.

After graduation, Ms. Thornton served as law clerk to the Honorable Catherine D. Kimball on the Louisiana Supreme Court and to the Honorable Carl J. Barbier on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, before becoming associated with Stanley, Flanagan & Reuter in 2002. She became a Member of the firm in 2008.


Tulane Civil Litigation Pretrial Bootcamp, Faculty

Louisiana State Bar Association, Member

Federal Bar Association, Member

New Orleans Bar Association, Member


Comment. Louisiana Revised Statute 9:5605; A Louisiana Lawyer’s Best Friend, Tulane L. Rev. (1999)

Frequent Continuing Legal Education speaker on Appellate Practice, Legal Ethics, and Professionalism

Representative Matters

Represented and has tried cases in state and federal courts for clients from a wide range of industries, on both the plaintiff and defense sides, including, on the plaintiff’s side, having obtained a $4.3 million jury verdict in federal court for an injured plaintiff and a $1.9 million federal judgement for an injured Jones Act seaman, and, on the defense side, having  defeated class action certification on behalf of a large utility company and represented a securities and banking firm in both state and federal securities fraud litigation.


Law Clerk to the Honorable Carl J. Barbier of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (2001 – 2002)

Law Clerk to the Honorable Catherine D. Kimball of the Louisiana Supreme Court (2000 – 2001)


Louisiana state courts

Louisiana federal courts (all districts)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


Tulane Law Review, Articles Editor

Tulane Law School’s Rufus C. Harris Law Review Award in Civil Law

Best Lawyers (Appellate Practice & Commercial Litigation) (2013 – 2021)

Super Lawyers (Business Litigation) (2016 – 2021)

New Orleans Magazine’s Top Attorneys (2013)

In the News

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Jennifer Thornton, Eva Dossier, and Christian Chaney obtain settlement in prosecution of legal and accounting malpractice claims on behalf of litigation trust in federal court.

On April 16, 2018, the firm obtained a favorable settlement of case involving legal malpractice and accounting malpractice claims. Jennifer L. Thornton, Eva J. Dossier,… READ MORE