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Thomas Wood "Tom" Thornhill
Louisiana House of Representatives (District 76 – St. Tammany Parish)
In office
Preceded by Suzanne Mayfield Krieger
Succeeded by A.G. Crowe
Personal details
Born (1952-02-11) February 11, 1952 (age 67)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)Linda Darbonne Thornhill
Residence Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA
Alma mater Bogalusa High School

Louisiana State University

Tulane University
Occupation Attorney
Slidell trial lawyer Tom Thornhill is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an association known for winning large judgments for its clients. [1]

Thomas Wood Thornhill, known as Tom Thornhill (born February 13, 1952) is an attorney from Slidell in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, who served as the District 76 Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for a single term from 1996–2000.

With 7,113 votes (54.7 percent), Thornhill won the nonpartisan blanket primary held on October 21, 1995, over an Independent and two other Republican candidates. [2] The one-term incumbent, Suzanne Mayfield Krieger, did not seek reelection but ran instead unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor. Four years earlier, Krieger had unseated veteran Republican Representative Edward C. Scogin of Slidell. [3] Thornhill did not seek reelection in 1999, when he was succeeded by Republican A. G. Crowe of Slidell, a narrow winner over former Representative Suzanne Krieger. [4]

Thornhill graduated from Bogalusa High School in Bogalusa in Washington Parish, one of the southeastern Florida Parishes. He received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and the Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where he was a member of the Reserve Officer Training Corps. He also did postgraduate work at Tulane University in New Orleans. Thornhill was a delegate to the state Republican conventions in 1991 and 1995. He is affiliated with the Slidell Chamber of Commerce and Little Theater. He is Baptist. His wife is the former Linda Darbonne. [5]

Thornhill, who was admitted to the practice of law in 1978, is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, [1] an association of trial lawyers recognized nationally for securing large settlements valued at a million dollars or more for clients. [6] The Thornhill firm takes relatively few cases per year from the areas of southern Louisiana and Mississippi. [6] Thornhill practices in the areas of Business, Insurance, and Personal Injury litigation. [7] He is a member of the Slidell, New Orleans, state, and American bar associations. [5]


  1. ^ a b "Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Member List. Louisiana". Retrieved November 1, 2009.
  2. ^ "Louisiana election returns, October 21, 1995". Retrieved October 25, 2009.[ dead link]
  3. ^ "Louisiana election returns, November 16, 1991". Retrieved October 25, 2009.[ dead link]
  4. ^ "Louisiana election returns, November 20, 1995". Retrieved October 25, 2009.[ dead link]
  5. ^ a b "House District 76", Louisiana Encyclopedia (1999)
  6. ^ a b "Thornhill Law Firm". Retrieved October 25, 2009.
  7. ^ "Tom W. Thornhill". Retrieved October 25, 2009.
Preceded by
Suzanne Mayfield Krieger
Louisiana State Representative from District 76 (St. Tammany Parish)

Thomas Wood "Tom" Thornhill

Succeeded by
A. G. Crowe