Gene R. Thornton is an attorney in Colorado Springs with over 30 years of experience. For the last 23 years, Mr. Thornton has been a solo attorney where he practiced employment law and litigation. Currently, Mr. Thornton is emphasizing workplace investigations—such as sexual harassment investigations—as the Principal of Thornton Workplace Investigations, LLC. Prior to starting his own law practice, Mr. Thornton was a partner with the Denver, Colorado firm of Hopper & Kanouff, P.C. where, in addition to starting the firm’s employment law practice, he functioned as the human resources manager for the law firm. Prior to going into private law practice, Mr. Thornton was a law clerk for Judge Aurel M. Kelly of the Colorado Court of Appeals and for the Colorado Department of Law (Attorney General’s Office). Mr. Thornton is the co-author of “Employment Termination Source Book” published by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in 2006. Additionally, Mr. Thornton has authored/edited/or reviewed hundreds of items of web content for SHRM, including 25 comprehensive articles on numerous aspects of human resource management.