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Timothy Thornton

  • Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
  • 10 South Broadway, Ste. 2000
  • St. Louis, Missouri 63102
  • Email: trt@greensfelder.com
  • Phone: 314-516-2685
  • Cell: 314-249-7265
  • Company Phone: 314-241-9090
  • Fax: 314-241-8624

Education

  • Undergraduate: B.S. Illinois State University / 1976
  • Law School: Washington University School of Law / 1980

Professional Activities

Mr. Thornton is an Officer in the Construction Law Practice Group, a member of the Firm’s Board of Directors, and serves as President of the Firm. He has been a member of the Firm since 1981, and has practiced primarily in the area of construction law representing prime contractors, subcontractors, design professionals and owners. Mr. Thornton’s practice includes transactional work, as well as dispute resolution work in both public and private sectors.

Mr. Thornton has extensive trial and arbitration experience prosecuting and defending a wide-variety of construction-related claims, including construction defects, bid disputes and protests, construction delays, disruptions and inefficiencies, acceleration, scope disputes and contract termination disputes. Additionally, Mr. Thornton is frequently engaged during performance of the project to provide real-time legal advice to resolve open issues or to prepare for future claims.

Mr. Thornton has broad-based experience with respect to a number of delivery systems, including traditional design-bid-build, design-build, agent and at-risk construction management, integrated project delivery and turnkey. Mr. Thornton’s experience with contract pricing is equally broad-based ranging from traditional hard money competitive bids, negotiated pricing, best-value procurements and cost-plus, with or without a GMP.

Mr. Thornton is a frequent lecturer on construction law and related topics for the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry, the Associated General Contractors of St. Louis, the National Business Institute, the Engineer’s Club of St. Louis and other trade and industry groups. Mr. Thornton has also authored a number of publications on the topics of construction law and alternative dispute resolution.

Memberships

  • American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry Public Contract Law Section Member, Steering Committee, Division 4, Forum, Construction Management, Design/Build and Related Concepts
  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Associated General Contractors, St. Louis Chapter
  • American Subcontractors Association, St. Louis Chapter
  • Saint Louis Council of Construction Consumers

Professional Affiliations

ABA Forum Committee on the Construction Industry

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

  • “Chapter 15: Missouri Litigation Settlements, Alternative Dispute Resolution.” Missouri Bar Association, Second Edition. (2001)
  • “Chapter 2: A Comparison of Standard Forms: The Owner-Design/Builder Contract, Design/Build Deskbook.” American Bar Association, Second Edition. (2000)
  • “Construction Law: At A Glance.” Construction Law Newsletter. (Winter 2004)
  • “Recurring Issues in the Design/Build Field.” ABA Forum on the Construction Industry. (1995)
  • “Standard Form Design-Build Contracts: The Owner’s Perspective.” ABA Forum on the Construction Industry. (2000)
  • “State/Province Review: Kansas (Chapter Update only).” Design/Build Deskbook. American Bar Association. Third Edition. (2003)
  • “A Comparison of Standard Forms: The Owner-Design/Builder Contract, The Design/Build Deskbook.” American Bar Association, Third Edition (2003)
  • “Withstanding the Tremors: The Golden Rules for a Rock Solid Design/Build Project,” ABA Forum on the Construction Industry and Tort Trial Insurance Practice Section Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, San Francisco, 2007 (Program Co-Chair)
  • Chapter 2 A Comparison of Standard Form: The Owner-Design/Builder Contract, Design/Build Deskbook, Second Edition, 2000, American Bar Association For

Seminars

  • Associated General Contractors of St. Louis, Superintendents Training Course, “Construction Law Module,” St. Louis (multiple years)
  • “Fundamentals of Construction Law,” ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, St. Louis, 2003
  • “Value-Based Contracting  It’s Not Just Price Anymore,” ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, Washington D.C., 2003 (Program Co-Chair)
  • “Comparing the New Design-Build Contract Forms – Standard Form Design-Build Contracts: The Owner’s Perspective,” ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, Washington D.C., 2000
  • National Business Institute, “Advanced Construction Law in Missouri,” St. Louis, 1998
  • National Business Institute, “Advanced Construction Law in Missouri,” St. Louis, 1996
  • “Changing Trends in Project Delivery: The Move to Design/Build – Recurring Issues in the Design/Build Field,” American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, San Francisco, 1995
  • National Business Institute, “Construction Law: What Do You Do When…?,” St. Louis, 1988, 1986
  • National Business Institute, “Illinois Construction Law: What Do You Do When…?,” Collinsville, Illinois, 1987
  • Associated General Contractors of St. Louis, “Changes in the New 1987 Edition of A201 General Conditions of the Contract for Construction,” St. Louis, 1987
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis -and- The Engineers Club of St. Louis, “St. Louis Briefing Conference on Construction Law,” St. Louis, 1986
  • University of Missouri College of Engineering, “Management of Construction Projects for Contractors,” St. Louis, 1985
  • “Withstanding the Tremors: The Golden Rules for a Rock Solid Design/Build Project,” ABA Forum on the Construction Industry and Tort Trial Insurance Practice Section Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, San Francisco, 2007 (Program Co-Chair)
  • “Ten Key Decisions to a Successful Construction Project; Key Decision 7: Selecting and Retaining Construction Contractors and Key Suppliers,” ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, Toronto, 2005


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