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Ballard Spahr's Matt Thornton Named Minnesota Lawyer Up & Coming Attorney

July 25, 2022

J. Matt Thornton, a Litigation Department associate in Ballard Spahr’s Minneapolis office, has been named an Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer.

Each year, Minnesota Lawyer recognizes a select group of attorneys off to a fast start in their legal careers. Adhering to the highest values of the profession, the Up & Coming Attorneys represent employers and employees in a rapidly changing legal environment. They represent immigrants and the veterans, the injured and the debtors, and the entrepreneurs and big businesses that keep our economy buzzing. All of the Up & Coming Attorneys honorees are in their first decade of practice.

Mr. Thornton’s practice focuses on commercial litigation in both federal and state courts, including individual actions and class action defense, privacy and cybersecurity matters, product liability and mass tort. He also has experience litigating media and entertainment disputes, including defending defamation and privacy-related claims, obtaining access to government records, and safeguarding First Amendment rights.

For media inquiries, please contact Will Ashenmacher at 612.371.5792.

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