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Meet Orlando do Campo and John Thornton

Attorney Orlando do Campo

With more than 60 jury trials under his belt, Miami lawyer Orlando do Campo is a seasoned trial attorney with a proven track record of success. He has earned a reputation as a fierce defender of his clients' rights and a convincing courtroom advocate. He was recognized with the 2008 Rodney Thaxton Award for Excellence in Advocacy in Federal Criminal Defense, an honor bestowed on only a few defense lawyers each year. In addition to sharing the 2008 Most Effective Lawyers award from the Daily Business Review with partner John Thornton, he was named to The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers in 2015.  A Cuban American, Orlando do Campo brings compassion to the practice of law based on his own background and experiences. He also speaks fluent Spanish.

Mr. do Campo's tenacity stems from his firm belief in the bedrock principle that each individual accused of a crime should receive the strongest advocacy possible against the power of the state. He considers it an honor to represent individuals in their time of need. His high profile defenses include representing the alleged "Dirty Bomber" Jose Padilla on terrorism charges, and alleged Cuban spies on espionage charges. He combines his true belief that there can be no rest when it comes to the defense of liberty with a thorough knowledge of the workings of the courts, the justice system, and the individuals who run them.

Mr. do Campo is a 1994 graduate of Harvard Law School.

The National Trial Lawyers

Most Effective Lawyrers 2008

Attorney John Thornton

John Thornton has earned a reputation as an innovator and strategist representing a broad range of clients in civil and criminal legal matters in South Florida. He has pioneered successful theories of pre-judgment relief and jurisdiction in international human rights cases.

Mr. Thornton has acted as lead or co-counsel on numerous multi-plaintiff actions. He has co-counseled or worked with leading law firms locally, nationally and internationally.

Through his work, he has brought relief to victims of torture, human trafficking, forced labor, and to the survivors of a massacre.  Mr. Thornton has successfully represented whistleblowers in qui tam actions alleging that the U.S. government has been defrauded.

Mr. Thornton represents corporations and individuals in litigation matters of all sizes.

Mr. Thornton's practice areas include Alien Tort Statute, Accidents, Complex Business Litigation, Contract Disputes, False Claims Act, Fraud, Human Rights (Trafficking, Torture), International Law and Litigation, Qui Tam Whistleblower lawsuits, Torts and USERRA.

Mr. Thornton is a 1992 graduate of Harvard Law School. He speaks fluent Spanish.

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