Glenda Thornton is Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives at the FSU College of Law. Before joining FSU Law, Thornton served as General Counsel at the Florida Lottery and as a Litigation Partner for many years at Foley & Lardner and Bateman Harden. She is such an active community leader that both communities in which she has lived have each honored her by proclaiming Glenda Thornton Day. Her hometown, Mobile, Alabama did so on July 18, 1999 and Tallahassee declared October 7, 2008 Glenda Thornton Day in recognition of her “unwavering commitment to community service.”
Her leadership has included serving as Chairman of many boards, including the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, United Way of the Big Bend, Leadership Tallahassee, and Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare as well as chairing the United Way of the Big Bend’s 75th Anniversary Campaign. Before graduating from FSU’s law school in 1989, she served as an Articles and Notes Editor for the Florida State University Law Review, had an article published and as a member of the Moot Court Team, won a national championship. She also received the law school’s 2005 Distinguished Alumni Award and previously served on its Board of Visitors.
Glenda has been a long time supporter of LSNF, between serving on LSNF’s 30th Anniversary Endowment Fund Committee and her incredible contributions that inducted her into the Founders of Justice Society. The LSNF Tallahassee office’s client intake coordinator plaque bears Glenda Thornton’s name as a reminder of her continuous fight for justice.