Lisa Broderick Thornton’s practice areas include securing guardianship for adults with special needs and drafting special needs trusts and general estate planning documents for families. 

Lisa received her B.A. degree, cum laude, from Brigham Young University, and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, where she was a note and comment editor of the law review. She is a member of the Utah State Bar.

Lisa is currently the president of the Utah Prader-Willi Syndrome Association and previously served for six years as a board member of the national Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA).  She serves on the Family Links Council for The Utah Parent Center, a group assisting parents of children with disabilities throughout Utah.   She sits on the Tanner Dance Board and The Curtis Center Board, both programs establishing college-like programs for adults with intellectual disabilities.  

Lisa understands the joy and challenges of life with a special needs child. Her 19 year old daughter Kate has Prader-Willi syndrome. Lisa has donated thousands of hours helping Utah families and the special children they love.