M. Matthew Thornton

Matthew Thornton concentrates his practice of law in the areas of probate and estate law and residential real estate. In addition, drawing upon his generalist experience and mediation training, Matthew is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed Mediator. He has successfully represented clients in negotiating disputes and in arbitration and civil trials when negotiation fails to achieve the desired client results. Matthew serves on the Executive Council of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Estate Planning & Probate Section and its legislative subcommittee, where he has been an active participant in the shaping of new developments relating to estate law.

Bar Admissions
Tennessee Bar, 1997
Arkansas Bar, 1999

Professional Associations and Memberships
Tennessee Bar Association, 2007-Present
Estate Planning & Probate Section - Executive Council

Tennessee Bar Association, Leadership Law
Member, Class of 2005

Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court
Member, 2004-2006

Selected Presentations/Seminars Taught
"TennCare for the Probate Practitioner"
Tennessee Bar Association, 2014

"Probate Panelist"
TBA Planning & Practice Forum, 2011

"Resolving Real Estate Title Defects"
National Business Institute, 2010

"Estate Planning and Administration in Anticipation of Family Turmoil"
National Business Institute, 2007

"Discouraging Family Estate Litigation Through Proper Planning and Administration” National Business Institute, 2006

"A Practical Guide to Estate Administration in Tennessee” National Business Institute, 2005

Community Involvement
Local Charity/Ministry Board of Directors
Malachi Dads - Prison Ministry