2 N. Riverside Plaza,
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-897-2010

Crystal Lake

333 Commerce Dr.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: 815-455-3000


1990 Algonquin Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 847-637-5140


2 N. Riverside Plaza, Ste. 1830
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312.897.2010

Crystal Lake

333 Commerce Dr.
Ste. 900
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: 815.455.3000


1990 Algonquin Rd.
Ste. 240
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 847.637.5140

Additional offices in Warrenville, Naperville, Saint Charles, and Lake Forest

Jonathan Thornton

Associate Attorney

Jonathan Thornton dedicates his legal practice to estate planning, probate law, business law, commercial litigation, and all areas of family law. Jonathan strongly advocates on behalf of his clients in order to provide the best possible resolution for each individual’s circumstances. Whether preparing a trust or discussing a family law case, Jonathan takes pride in providing intelligent legal advice to his clients in clear and understandable terms.

Professional Background

Jonathan joined the firm in July 2015 as an associate attorney. Prior to joining Bruning & Associates, Jonathan worked for several years at a law firm located in downtown Chicago. During law school, Jonathan was an Articles Editor with the Journal of College and University Law, interned with an Indiana Circuit Court, and attended the Notre Dame London Law Program.

Professional Affiliations

  • Northwest Suburban Estate Planning Council
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • McHenry County Bar Association
  • BNI of Barrington
  • Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce

Community Service

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Wills for Veterans (Prairie State Legal Services)
  • Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Pro Bono Legal Clinic
  • Notre Dame Law School – Awarded merit-based academic scholarship for all three years of Juris Doctor program; Awarded distinction of highest grade in Entrepreneurial Law; Accepted into and attended 2010 Notre Dame London Law Program
  • University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign – Dean’s List: Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, and Spring 2009; “Excellence in the Community” scholarship recipient; Student Ambassador for Law and Political Science at The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • JD, Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana, 2012
  • BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009
Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning (Wills/Trusts)
  • Probate Law – Decedent’s Estates
  • Guardianships
  • Divorce and Family Law
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Formation (Corporations, LLCs, and Partnerships)
  • Business Sales and Purchases


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