Ann Thornton Field
Ann Thornton Field ’77 is a member of the Gordon and Rees, LLP, commercial litigation, tort and product liability, agricultural chem and pesticides, and aviation groups. Her practice includes representation of corporations in contract and products litigation both as plaintiff and defense counsel. She has tried numerous cases to verdict in Philadelphia’s court system, and the state and federal courts in Pennsylvania, Arkansas and Georgia, to name a few. She has appeared in cases as trial counsel in numerous other matters throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.
Field’s aviation practice has covered the full scope of the aviation industry, including aircraft and component part manufacturers, fixed-base operators, airlines, municipal airport owners and operators, industrial aircraft owners, and the estates of persons injured in aircraft accidents.
Field serves as chair of the board of Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania; is on the executive committee of the Philadelphia Police Foundation; is on the board of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Court’s Historical Society; is chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Federal Courts Committee; and is on the Temple University Fox School of Business Board of Visitors. She is a trustee of the National Judicial College and is on the board of the International Aviation Woman’s Association. She is a frequent speaker on issues related to trial tactics across the country.
Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Field was a partner at Cozen O’Connor, and served on that firm’s executive committee and as chair of the general litigation department.
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