Attorney Profile

Creath S. Thorne started his career as a Legal Clerk at the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals before going into private practice in 1984. In 2000, he opened the doors of his law practice in St. Joseph and since, has handled almost 5,000 cases on behalf of his clients. Take a moment to learn more about Creath’s legal experience and what he can offer in helping with your legal matter. 

Creath S. Thorne

Creath S. Thorne | Estate Planning and Administration, Business Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation Claims, Employment Law, and Family Lawyer | St JosephA St. Joseph native, Attorney Creath S. Thorne was a college professor for many years before going back to school to get his law degree. He currently has the highest rating possible from Martindale-Hubbell, the AV Preeminent rating, which is an honor enjoyed by only the top 10% of the nation’s attorneys. During his career, he’s handled cases and filed briefs with the US Supreme Court, the Mississippi Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Creath S. Thorne remains dedicated to providing St. Joseph’s individuals, families, and businesses with professional, affordable legal representation and looks forward to many more years of serving the people of Missouri.


  • University of Missouri at Kansas City, J.D. received with distinction, 1984
  • University of Chicago, Ph.D., 1977
  • University of Chicago, M.A., 1973
  • University of Missouri, B.A. magna cum laude, 1970
  • Woodrow Wilson Fellow; Recipient, Ford Foundation Fellowship


  • Missouri, 1984


  • St. Joseph Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys

Organizations and Awards

  • Former President of the St. Joseph Bar Association
  • Former President of Allied Arts Council 
  • Former President of the St. Joseph Symphony
  • Former President of St. Joseph’s Library Board
  • Member, Pony Express Board of Directors
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

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