Dr. iur. Stephan Thurnherr

Attorney-at-Law and Notary public, born 1951
registered in the official register of lawyers and register of notaries public

Languages: German, English, French


  • Graduate and doctor from the University of Zurich (1976/1982)
  • Special examining magistrate
  • Auditor at the District Court of Rorschach
  • Collaborative Lawyer clp Schweiz

Professional Experience

  • Self-employed lawyer and notary public, advice and litigation (since 1979)
  • Substitute member of the Bar Association of the Canton of St. Gallen (since 1992)
  • President of the St. Gallen Bar Association (1995–1999)
  • President of the disciplinary recourse commission of the St. Gallen Bar Association
  • President of Collaborative Law & Practice Switzerland (until 2020)
  • Former director of the expert group for liability law within the St. Gallen Bar Association
  • Lectures on criminal defence at the Executive School of Management and Law at the University of St. Gallen

Practice areas

  • Contract law
  • Liability and insurance law, in particular professional and medicinal liability law
  • Matrimonial law and inheritance law, in particular divorce law and collaborative law
  • Criminal law, in particular commercial criminal law


  • Swiss and St. Gallen Bar Association
  • Swiss Association for Collaborative Law clp-Schweiz (www.clp.ch)
  • Expert group for liability law, family law and criminal law of the St. Gallen Bar Association
  • Member of the board of the Lawyers’ Association of St. Gallen

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