David Strouss

Thornton Law Firm LLP
One Lincoln St Fl 25
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 710-1333

David Strouss is a Thornton Law Firm partner. He has been a member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1985. Mr. Strouss is an honors graduate of Brown University and a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law. He is a member of the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations, the American Association for Justice, and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Strouss was Special Assistant Attorney General representing the Commonwealth from 1995 through 1999 in the Tobacco Litigation.

He heads the firm's birth defect litigation involving catastrophic birth defects from parental exposure in occupations such as semiconductor manufacturing and agriculture. Mr Strouss prosecuted and successfully resolved some of the country's first cases involving birth defects caused by glycol ethers and other solvent exposures in the semiconductor industry. He currently represents over 150 plaintiffs with birth defects in the United States and South America due to parental occupational and environment exposures. Mr. Strouss has also litigated cases involving cancer arising from exposure to benzene, solvents and other hazardous chemicals, environmental property damage cases and pharmaceutical drug and medical device cases including Fen-Phen and Vioxx.

Mr. Strouss was named Environmental Litigation (Toxic) Lawyer of the Year in 2017 by Lawyer Monthly magazine.  The National Trial Lawyers named him one of the Top 100 Civil Trial Lawyers in Massachusetts.

Practice Areas

Attorney General and tobacco litigation
Birth defects linked to chemicals
Pharmaceutical drug and medical device litigation
Toxic tort and environmental litigation


1985, Massachusetts
1986, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts


Brown University (B.A., with honors, 1978)
Northeastern University (J.D., 1985)


Boston Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Associations
The American Association for  Justice
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers
Massachusetts Coalition of Occupational Safety and Health  (MassCOSH)(Co-Chair, Legal Committee)