Audrey Powers Thornton

Upon graduating from Washington University Law School in 1984 Ms. Thornton worked in the San Diego District Attorney’s Office. She then entered private practice to work for a national insurance defense firm handling professional malpractice cases. Ms. Thornton formed the Law Offices of Audrey Powers Thornton in 1991 specializing in real property law, partnership disputes and financial elder abuse litigation. In 2010 Ms. Thornton started representing borrowers during the foreclosure crisis, litigating predatory lending actions and making inroads in lending liability. Ms. Thornton was a founding member of Thornton Koller in 2010.

In addition to being an experienced litigator, Ms. Thornton is an accomplished appellate attorney with published appellate decisions. Ms. Thornton was appointed to the Criminal Justice Act Appellate Panel in 1995 by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court. Ms. Thornton was a member of Appellate Defenders, Inc. She was appointed as Panel Attorney Criminal Appeals for the California Court of Appeal and California Supreme Court.

Charles E. “Chuck" Koller

Chuck has been a licensed attorney since 1991. He has two undergraduate degrees — a Bachelor of Science from California State University, Long Beach and a Bachelor of Arts from University of Central Florida. Chuck worked as a City Planner for the City of Titusville, Florida for six years. He attended University of Denver College of Law where he graduated Order of St. Ives (top 10%) and was Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Transportation Law Journal. Chuck was twice Hoffman Cup winner (mock trial competition) and he and his trial partner were National Semi-Finalists in the American Trial Lawyers Association Law School Mock Trial Competition.

Upon graduation, Chuck was offered a position with Best Best & Krieger where he worked in their litigation department. During his tenure he represented such clients as Del Webb Corporation (helping to establish their home loan division at Sun City Palm Desert), Outdoor Media Group (massive litigation with Morongo Indians regarding leasing, financing and ownership of billboards), and multiple other commercial and residential real estate and land use issues.

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