Richard A. Norris

Attorney in Bridgewater, NJ
Richard A. Norris, a member of the firm, concentrates his practice on litigation with an emphasis on family law, criminal, and professional liability and malpractice matters. He now devotes most of his practice to arbitrations and mediations.

Dick has over fifty years experience as a trial lawyer. He has a vast amount of experience in all facets of matrimonial law including divorce litigation, arbitration and mediation, custody and parenting issues, visitation rights, alimony and child support, pre-nuptial and interspousal agreements, separation and property settlement agreements, adoption and guardianship advice, domestic violence and sexual abuse, and palimony. Dick has authored many articles on a wide variety of family law matters and frequently serves as a speaker and panelist at family law programs and seminars.

Dick is listed in the current issue of The Best Lawyers In America in the Family Law and Family Law Mediation sections and the New Jersey Super Lawyers in the Family Law section. In 2005, Dick received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Somerset County Bar Association and was the recipient of the 2003 Professional Lawyer of the Year Award given annually by the Somerset County Bar Association and the 2009 award for professionalism by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law.

Dick also has extensive experience defending professional liability, negligence and malpractice claims. He has represented attorneys in numerous malpractice actions and ethics complaints, and served as an expert witness for both defendants and plaintiffs.

Dick has served as defense counsel in a wide variety of criminal matters, but is best known for his representation of clients charged with white-collar crimes.

Dick has also successfully represented 12 New Jersey commercial banks in obtaining their charters and has served as corporate counsel for several of them.


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•“The Client in Mid-Life Crisis: What are your Ethical Responsibilities? Is there a Bright Line Between Lawyer and Counselor?,” Law and the Libido, New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, The Metropolitan Club, New York City, September 16, 2006

•“Write It Right: From A to Z,”. New Jersey Law Journal, October 15, 2007

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Areas of Law

  • Matrimonial & Family Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Professional Liability & Malpractice
  • Criminal-White Collar


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Admission Details

Admitted in 1952, District of Columbia
1955, New Jersey
1985, New York
U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended

Harvard Law School
Class of 1952

University Attended

Lehigh University
Class of 1949

Associations & Memberships

Professional Affiliations
•American Bar Association
•Family Law Section
•Litigation Section
•New Jersey State Bar Association
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(908) 252-4286


(908) 722-0755


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Office Information
Richard A. Norris
 721 Route 202-206, Suite 200, P.O. Box 5933,
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933


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