A retired partner of Alston & Bird, Jane Thorpe was one of the most successful and highly regarded mass tort litigators in the U.S. Her strategic defense of industry-leading corporations and industry coalitions, particularly Daubert strategies, led to national recognition on numerous occasions.
Throughout her 35 years of law practice and in her retirement, Jane has served on and chaired the boards of local and international nonprofits, including The Task Force for Global Health, Meridian Herald, and Capitol Area Mosaic, and she has served on the Boards of Visitors for both the University of Georgia and Emory University. Jane was honored by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2015 as Outstanding Director for her work with The Task Force for Global Health, and in 2017 was named Arts Advocate for Emory University.
While maintaining a principal residence in Atlanta, Jane and her family have a cabin in West Yellowstone, Montana, where they enjoy fishing, hiking, and other pursuits in the Yellowstone area. Jane was accepted by and attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2011. She currently serves as the executive director of the choral arts nonprofit Meridian Herald. Jane is married to R. Wayne Thorpe, an arbitrator and mediator with JAMS. She has two adult children, Scott and Sara, and one grandchild, Ella Jane.