Mark B. Thornton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Salt Lake City, UT

Skoubye Nielson & Johansen, LLC
 | 999 East Murray Holladay Rd., Suite 200
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
Phone: 801-613-8920
Fax: 801-365-1031
Selected To Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (20%),
  • Transportation/Maritime (20%),
  • Bankruptcy: Consumer (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Mark B. Thornton is an attorney with Skoubye Nielson & Johansen, LLC, law firm in Salt Lake City, Utah. A top-rated trial and transactional attorney with nine years of legal experience, Mr. Thornton provides exceptional counsel and support to a diverse range of clients in Salt Lake City, Orem, Ogden, Provo and the rest of the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       General and commercial litigation and transactions

·       Bankruptcy

·       Construction law and disputes

·       Property and real estate law disputes and transactions

·       Transportation and trucking issues

Through his practice, Mr. Thornton has achieved considerable success assisting his clients with drafting and enforcing contracts, resolving or litigating legal disputes involving business, contract and employment law matters, and helping them find relief from their overwhelming debt. He also guides his clients in regulatory compliance as well as with various commercial and residential real estate transactions. He has extensive experience with insurance defense and personal injury litigation as well as with handling construction defects and any resulting litigation.

No matter the issues his clients are facing, Mr. Thornton provides highly personalized counsel and customized solutions and strategies to help them resolve their disputes and achieve their goals as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Recognized for his outstanding professionalism and service, he has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers along with Superb, 10 out of 10 client ratings on Avvo.

A native of Salt Lake City, Mr. Thornton is a graduate of the University of Utah, and he attended the university's S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor with high honors in 2011. A Quinney Student Fellow in law school, he served as articles editor for the Utah Environmental Law Review, and he was the recipient of a number of award and honors for his excellent academic achievements as well as his selfless pro bono work.

Mr. Thornton holds his admission to practice before all state and federal courts in Utah, and he is an active member of the Utah State Bar Association's Litigation and Construction Law Section, among his other professional affiliations.

Practice Areas
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 20%Transportation/Maritime
  • 10%Bankruptcy: Consumer
  • 10%Business Litigation
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10%Other
Focus Areas

Transportation Law, Bankruptcy Law, Non-Compete Agreements, Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant


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Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021

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About Mark Thornton

Admitted: 2011, Utah

Professional Webpage:


  • Quinney Student Fellow, University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • William H. Leary Scholar, University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Utah State Bar
  • Litigation and Construction Law Sections of the Utah State Bar Association, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Articles editor for the Utah Environmental Law Review, University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2020

Educational Background:

  • University of Utah with a B.A. in English and a B.S. in Sociology
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Office Location for Mark B. Thornton

999 East Murray Holladay Rd.
Suite 200
Salt Lake City, UT 84117

Phone: 801-613-8920

Fax: 801-365-1031

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Last Updated: 2/18/2021

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