Richard A. Norris (Bridgewater, New Jersey)
Richard A. Norris (Bridgewater, New Jersey)

Richard A. Norris

Licensed for 64 years

Practice Area: Matrimonial & Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Professional Liability & Malpractice 2 more areas of practice + 2 more

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AV Preeminent

Richard A. Norris

Serving Bridgewater, NJ view address

About Richard A. Norris

Richard A. Norris, a Member of the firm, concentrates his practice on litigation with an emphasis on matrimonial law, criminal, and professional liability and malpractice matters. He now devotes most of his practice to arbitrations and mediations.

Dick has over forty 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 wi...

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Richard A. Norris, a Member of the firm, concentrates his practice on litigation with an emphasis on matrimonial law, criminal, and professional liability and malpractice matters. He now devotes most of his practice to arbitrations and mediations.

Dick has over forty 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 matrimonial law matters and frequently serves as a speaker and panelist at matrimonial 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 New Jersey State Bar Association's 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 has 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 twelve New Jersey commercial banks in obtaining their charters and has served as corporate counsel for several of them.

News

• Twenty-One Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers 2016

• Thirty-One Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers

• Twenty-Two Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Attorneys Recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers

• Thirty-Two Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers

• Twenty-Eight Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers 2014

• Thirty-One Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers

• Twenty-Seven Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers

• Twenty-Five Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Attorneys Named Among Best Lawyers

• Richard Norris to Receive Prestigious Daniel J. O'Hern Award

• Twenty-One Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Members Named Among Best Lawyers In America

• Twenty-One Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Members Named Among Best Lawyers In America

• Richard A. Norris Named in Who's Who in America

Articles

• WRITE IT RIGHT: FROM A TO Z

Publications

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

Presentations

•“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

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      Credentials

      Position
      Member
      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
      LL.B.
      University Attended
      Lehigh University
      Class of 1949
      B.S.
      Associations & Memberships

      Professional Affiliations

      •American Bar Association
      •Family Law Section
      •Litigation Section
      •New Jersey State Bar Association
      •Executive Committee of the Family Law Section
      •Federal Bar Association of New Jersey
      •Association of Trial Lawyers of America
      •American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
      •New Jersey Bankers and Lawyers Conference Committee
      •Somerset County Bar Association
      •Former President
      •Joseph Halpern Inn of Court
      •Central Jersey Family Law Inn of Court
      •Former President
      •Matrimonial Lawyers Alliance

      Areas of Law

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