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Patrick Thronson

Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC - Baltimore
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Patrick Thronson
Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC - Baltimore


  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 – Civil Plaintiff
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, Recognized since 2023
  • Maryland Super Lawyers® Rising Star 2021-2023
  • Board of Governors and Executive Committee, Maryland Association for Justice
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation


Patrick Thronson has a national practice focused on helping people obtain just compensation for preventable medical errors, sexual abuse, and other catastrophic injuries. With his team at Janet, Janet & Suggs, he has recovered tens of millions of dollars to help injured plaintiffs and their families rebuild their lives.

Patrick represents clients in individual lawsuits and in class actions in trial courts across the country. NBC News, the Associated Press, the Washington Post, and other local and national media organizations have reported on his cases.

Patrick has presented written or oral argument to numerous federal and state appellate courts. He has served as counsel of record on a brief to the United States Supreme Court and has presented briefing and oral argument to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He also maintains an active pro bono practice. Recently, he secured asylum for a child who fled her home country as a result of physical and sexual violence.

Patrick’s advocacy for his clients extends beyond the courtroom. He has served the Maryland Association of Justice (MAJ) in a variety of capacities, including positions in the Board of Governors and Executive Committee. On behalf of MAJ, he has testified numerous times before the Maryland General Assembly to advocate for fair treatment of injured and disadvantaged people. Patrick has also been an author of amicus (“friend of the court”) briefs on civil justice issues submitted to state and federal appellate courts.

Patrick has been recognized as a Super Lawyers® Rising Star (2021-2023), as Top 40 under 40 from the National Trial Lawyers, and as a Distinguished Justice Advocate. He is the 2022 recipient of the Robert J. Zarbin Legislative Advocacy Award from MAJ.

Patrick is admitted to practice in state and federal district courts in Illinois, Maryland, and Minnesota, as well as the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, and Sixth Circuits and the United States Supreme Court. He has been specially admitted to represent clients in Arizona, the District of Columbia, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Before becoming a lawyer, Patrick served as communications director for the Office of the Mayor of Salt Lake City, where he was the mayor’s speechwriter and media liaison.


  • University of Michigan, J.D., 2013
  • Harvard University, B.A. (philosophy, magna cum laude), 2005


  • Maryland
  • Illinois
  • Minnesota
  • United States District Courts for the Districts of Maryland and Minnesota and the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, and Sixth Circuits
  • United States Supreme Court


  • "How Greater Use of Issue Class Certification Can Bring Justice to Plaintiffs," Reuters (Nov. 2021) (with Brent Ceryes)
  • “Too Destructive to Ignore: Facing and Addressing the Crisis in Attorney Well-Being,” Trial Reporter (Spring 2020)
  • “Recovering Emotional Distress Damages Absent Bodily Injury,” Trial Reporter (Fall 2019)
  • "The Alarming Increase in Maternal Mortality in the United States and Its Disproportionate Impact on People of Color and People Living in Poverty," Trial Reporter (Special Issue 2019)
  • "The Coming Assault on Access to Justice for Federally Insured Victims of Medical Errors," Trial Reporter (Special Issue 2018)
  • "Continued Presence: New Immigration Relief for Victims of Human Trafficking Pursuing Civil Actions," Trial Reporter (Fall 2017)
  • "Rising Seas, Rising Suits: Juliana v. United States and Emerging Liability for Carbon Pollution," Trial Reporter (Fall 2016)
  • "Offers of Judgment under Maryland and Federal Law: Carrots and Sticks in Prodding Settlement," Trial Reporter (Summer 2016)
  • "Gold Mine or Fool’s Gold? Assessing Audit Trail Integrity," AAJ Professional Negligence Newsletter (Jan. 2015)
  • "“Homeward” Bound? Recent Supreme Court Decisions on Personal Jurisdiction," Trial Reporter (Special Issue 2015)
  • "Achieving Climate Protection: Fostering an Essential Focus on Human Rights and Human Impacts," 27 NOTRE DAME J.L. ETHICS & PUB. POLICY 3, 3 (2013) (with Rocky Anderson)
  • "Toward Comprehensive Reform of America’s Emergency Law Regime," 46 U. MICH. J.L. REFORM 349, 737 (2013)


  • Class Certification in Injury Cases, Mass Torts Made Perfect (2023) (with Brent Ceryes)
  • Medical Records and Audit Trails: Gold Mine or Fool’s Gold?, Utah Association for Justice Annual Convention (2020) (with Charles Thronson)
  • Achieving Climate Protection: Fostering an Essential Focus on Human Rights and Human Impacts, Notre Dame Symposium for Green Technology and Infrastructure (2013) (with Rocky Anderson)

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