Chief Executive Officer, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.


Timothy Thornton joined Greensfelder in 1981 and was President of the Firm before becoming CEO. Greensfelder’s diversity initiatives include diversity training, a mentor program, professional development for minority attorneys, and participation in a high school pipeline program. The firm has also changed its recruiting policies in order to include a greater number of minorities and women. 

Joined LCLD 2010

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2020: Karen Johnson; 2019: David Simmons; 2018: Don McBride; 2017: Upneet S. Teji; 2016: David P. Niemeier; 2015: Shontaia J. Riley; 2014: Beth M. Conran; 2013: Christopher A. Pickett; 2011: David W. Ybarra

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2020: Katie Fechte; 2019: Rachel Hirshberg; 2018: John Drake; 2017: Julie Rodriguez 

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2019: Kiran Jeevanjee; 2018: Dee Harleston; 2017: Brianna Lockridge; 2016: Celine Shirooni; 2015: Zackary Smith; 2014: Paul Bolaji; 2013: Chidi Oteh; 2012: Jessica Courtway

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012

Annual Meeting (2018, 2015)


Member: Timothy Thornton

Diversity Professional: Carmen White