Instructor business law Mount St. Mary's College, Hooksett, 1966—1967. Partner Thornton & Thornton, P.A., Manchester, since 1965. Special justice Derry District Court, since 1987.
State parliamentarian New Hampshire Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1969. Merit badge counselor Boy Scouts American, Manchester, since 1965. Fund raiser Catholic Charities of New Hampshire, Manchester, since 1965.
Board directors Greater Manchester chapter National Council on Alcoholism, since 1981, Farnum Center Rehabilitation Ctr, since 1985. Participant People's Law School, 1989. Member advisory board substance abuse program Manchester High School West, since 1987.
Member of American Bar Association (committee on small firms since 1980, subcommittee on associates since 1980, committee on part-time and special justices, subcommittee computers in small firms since 1982, section on judicial administration), American Judges Association, Judges Association, New Hampshire District and Municipal Court, New Hampshire Conveyancers Council, New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association (board governors since 1977, member of the decade 1988), Association Trial Lawyers American (founding member, treasurer 1977-1978, state delegate since 1985), Manchester Bar Association (district court system improvement committee 1978-1979, Hillsborough County Law Library. committee 1983-1984), New Hampshire Bar Association (committee on professional continuity since 1981, member Hillsborough County case monitoring committee since 1983, committee cooperative with courts since 1983, lawyers assistant committee since 1986, participant various programs, president Pro Bono Lawyer of Year 1986, president Special Achievement award 1988).