Isaac has never been able to stand by and watch people with power take advantage of people who are vulnerable. Fighting for ordinary folks against powerful insurance companies and corporations is a family tradition. Isaac's great grandfather, William Lewis Thorp, a judge and mayor for the city of Rocky Mount, NC, was known as a fearless public servant who believed that no one is above the law; his grandfather was the president of the North Carolina Bar Association; and his father Bill Thorp was one of the first plaintiffs’ lawyers in the state, known for setting the standard in personal injury law.
As a young man, Isaac veered from the family tradition. Out of high school, he worked on deep-sea fishing boats to help pay his way through college. Isaac learned to love hard work, sometimes spending two weeks at sea on fishing trawlers, like those seen on “The Deadliest Catch.”
After college, Isaac moved to New York City and helped manage a small business. There, Isaac quickly recognized his favorite part of the job: strategically gathering evidence to win disputes with delinquent suppliers who were causing the business to lose money. It was then that he realized that the law was his true calling.
Isaac graduated from NYU School of Law in 1986, known for its relentless emphasis on trial practice and law for the common good. With a genuine drive to help the underdog, Isaac began to shape a career dedicated to serving people in need.
As part of the Brooklyn D.A.’s Special Victims Unit, Isaac worked to put sexual offenders behind bars and to protect elderly people from predators. He eventually returned to North Carolina to practice alongside his father at Thorp, Sullivan and Thorp—a firm that he and Bill Thorp started together. Here, Isaac began a career-long dedication to helping victims of personal injury and eminent domain.
Isaac also worked alongside David Kirby for 15 years. In 2013, he founded Thorp Law where he has continued to provide outstanding legal representation to people with personal injury and eminent domain claims. As Thorp Law approached its one year anniversary, the law firm was selected by U.S. News and World Report as a 2015 Top Law Firm.
For Isaac, law is personal. When someone is caused undue harm or offered unjust value for their property, he devotes himself to their cause fully and passionately. Isaac lives to fight and win in the courtroom. His tenacity and talent are reflected in his multi-million dollar wins in numerous personal negligence suits. Named one of the Best Lawyers in America, a Super Lawyer, a Top 100 Litigator by the National Trial Lawyers, and having appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Isaac has been deservedly recognized for his achievements. He lives happily with his wife (also an attorney) in Cary, North Carolina.
Isaac’s purpose in law is pure: to help clients gain justice. If you seek an attorney with relentless drive and a proven track record, call Isaac Thorp or fill out a contact form today.