Alex Thornton

Alex Thornton is a senior associate at Varghese Summersett PLLC. Her primary focus is on state criminal defense matters in Tarrant County and the surrounding areas. She represents individuals charged in state court with misdemeanors and felonies, including intoxication offenses, drug charges, and crimes against people. Alex also regularly coordinates client admission into diversion programs, which focuses on rehabilitation rather than incarceration. Alex has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine every year since 2021. Fun Fact: Alex is married to J. Turner Thornton, who leads Varghese Summersett Family Law Group.

Areas of Practice

  • State Criminal Defense
  • DWI Defense
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • Occupational License and Administrative License Revocation Hearings
  • Diversion Programs


  • Texas A&M University (B.A.)
  • Texas A&M University School of Law (J.D.)

Bar Admission

  • Texas

Honors, Memberships

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Benson Varghese is the managing partner of Varghese Summersett. He is a seasoned attorney, highly esteemed for his comprehensive knowledge and expertise in the field. He has successfully handled thousands of state and federal cases, ranging from misdemeanor driving while intoxicated cases to capital offenses, showcasing his commitment to preserving justice and upholding the rights of his clients. His firm covers criminal defense, personal injury, and family law matters. Benson is also a legal tech entrepreneur. Benson is a go-to authority in the legal community, known for his ability to explain complex legal concepts with clarity and precision. His writings offer a wealth of in-depth legal insights, reflecting his extensive experience and his passion for the law. Not only is Benson an accomplished litigator, but he is also a dedicated advocate for his clients, consistently striving to achieve the best possible outcomes for them. His authorship provides readers with valuable legal advice and an understanding of the complexities of the criminal justice system. CriminalPersonal InjuryFamily Law Contact
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