Michael Lesser

Michael Lesser

Thornton Law Firm LLP
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Personal Injury, Products Liability
  • Massachusetts
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Summary

Mr. Lesser heads Thornton Law Firm’s False Claims Act / Qui Tam litigation section, representing whistleblowers that report fraud on the Federal and State governments. While practicing in traditional areas of False Claims litigation, including Medicare and Medicaid fraud, Mr. Lesser also handles litigation involving finance and bank fraud. During his time at Thornton Law Firm, Mr. Lesser has represented clients in all of the firm’s practice areas, including victims of exposure to asbestos, glycol ethers, and lead. Mr. Lesser was also part of the firm’s litigation team that represented the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in its claims against the tobacco industry. Mr. Lesser was appointed Special Assistant Attorney General representing the Commonwealth from 1996 through 1999 for this purpose. Mr. Lesser was named an Up-and-Coming Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyers’ Weekly in 2002. He has also been selected as a Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2010.

Practice Areas
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Areas
  • False Claims Act/Qui Tam
  • Whistleblower Litigation
Fees
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
1st Circuit
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney
Thornton Law Firm LLP
- Current
Education
Boston University School of Law
J.D. (1995)
Brandeis University
Awards
Distinguished - Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement
Martindale Hubbell
Distinguished - Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement
Martindale Hubbell
Distinguished - Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement
Martindale Hubbell
Rising Star
Massachusetts Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Member
Current
American Association for Justice
Member
Current
Taxpayers Against Fraud
Member
Current
Massachusetts State Bar # 631128
Member
- Current
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Thornton Law Firm LLP
Main Office
1 Lincoln St.
Boston, MA 02111
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 431-4600
Telephone: (617) 720-1333
Fax: (617) 720-2445
Thornton Law Firm LLP
California Office
9430 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 400
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
USA
Toll-Free: (310) 282-8676