Robert Allen Thornton is a Plano family law attorney who is committed to seeking justice for people in need and fighting for their rights on many levels. He recognizes that anyone may make a bad decision, and his goal is to listen to his clients’ stories and present them in a compelling way. His career has been dedicated to energetically advocating for people who need to protect their kids or their property. He has been particularly successful at representing clients in heated child custody battles.

Mr. Thornton grew up in the South and graduated from the University of North Alabama with a Bachelor’s of Science in Music. He attended school on a full music scholarship and interned on the famous Music Row in Nashville. While in college, he served on the school judicial board and student government, contributed to the school paper, and worked in professional music engagements. He minored in business. He graduated from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. During law school, he clerked with the Shelby County Public Defender’s Office.

Child custody disputes are often some of the most complex and contested features of a divorce proceeding. Mr. Thornton can help you seek to persuade a court why the custody arrangement that you prefer will be in your child’s best interests, and he can also assist you with protecting the assets that you have worked hard to accumulate over the course of your life. Even if you agree with your spouse on most of the key issues in your divorce, consulting a knowledgeable family law attorney is an important step to take in ensuring that your interests are safeguarded and that you make strategic decisions to facilitate your needs and goals.

Mr. Thornton belongs to the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association and the Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association. He represents people in Plano, Dallas, Richardson, Addison, Garland, Murphy, Mesquite, Allen, Frisco, and McKinney, as well as other cities throughout Collin, Dallas, Rockwall, and Kaufman Counties. When he is not working for his clients, he enjoys spending time with his family, horseback riding, hunting, and playing music.


  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law - J.D. - 2000
  • University of North Alabama - B.S. - 1996

    Music, Business

Bar Associations

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association
  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association

Client Reviews

An extremely great experience. Mr. Thornton is a great lawyer and an even greater person. I would recommend his services to anyone who is seeking professional council and a favorable outcome.

Clayton D.

Mr. Thornton was very professional and provided me the services that I needed within the quoted amount and advised me on what I needed to do when my situation changed and I no longer needed his services.

Holly N.

Mr.Thornton was fantastic and very knowledgeable. I could have not gotten through my fathers estate hearing with out him. I highly recommend him who is needing help with family civil cases. He helped me fight for a year and was there for me as a person not just a client. He is compassionate and...

Marie K.

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