“Thank you Michael for helping my son make the right decisions. With your help and since he last saw you, my son raised his overall GPA to 3.69, became physically fit, and played competitive sports all 4 years of high school. We thank you for all the help you gave. You have a gift and once again saved a child and steered them in the right direction.

Thank you for always being there and being an amazing role model.

Forever grateful,

“Anyone reading this is probably under a lot of stress…dealing with the courts and legal system is not fun, nor a task for the faint at heart. Michael Norris came highly recommended from a friend, and I couldn’t be happier that I went with that recommendation. He eased the stress and panic off me after our first meeting. Having a full time job, and little to no experience with the court system, this was not something I had the time for, nor wanted to deal with, AT ALL.

Michael Norris was extremely professional and great to work with from the initial consultation, to the court dates over a year later. I was regularly updated with the status of my proceedings, and he really made a nerve-wracking situation as painless as it could possibly be. His staff was excellent, I was never left out of the loop, and was always able to reach his assistant with one phone call. I never once had to hear “let me find out” or “let me look it up.” It really seemed like everyone in his office was on the ball at all times.

His demeanor in the court was also very re-assuring. I am, by no means, qualified to evaluate an attorney, but he constantly had me impressed with his knowledge of the law, and confidence. Also, it seems like everyone knows and respects him in the courtroom. I think this goes a long way and is worth every penny.

Most important of all, he got my case dismissed, and I know for sure that it would not [have] happened if he weren’t representing me. After my experience, I simply cannot imagine jeopardizing such a fragile situation by going with anyone but Michael Norris. –R.A.”

“Dear Mr. Norris:

This is J.F. by the way. I just wanted to simply thank you for going to work for me and saving my butt in that courthouse. I can’t believe how quickly I screwed things up in my life in just a year. This past year has been quite an experience and I’ve learned a whole lot from every bad decision I made that affected my life, as well as my family’s. Through all the stress, worry, and frustration I have caused them over the years, I think it all worked out to better myself. I’m thankful to be alive, now working a full-time job, paying bills, giving back to others, and taking care of responsibilities that I have put off for so long and that I have created for myself. I feel great today. But without your genuine care and “magic” as you put it, I wouldn’t be where I am right now and feeling the way I do today. I can only imagine what it would be like to not have a supportive family like mine, who have never given up on me. I will never forget the first afternoon I met with you to discuss my situation, when you hit the nail on the head about how I feel and why I act the way I do or why I carry a chip on my shoulder and how we both shed a couple tears that afternoon. That was truly special and showed me how much of a real man you are and how you go about yourself and your business. It’s definitely one example to follow. But I’ll wrap this up by saying thank you one more time. At one point not too long ago, I wasn’t seeing any shine of light at the end of the tunnel. You’ve helped me tremendously and I can only thank you for doing your job, but more importantly seeing the good in me.

Many thanks,  J.F.”

“Words cannot express our gratitude for the miracles you have worked for our family.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  –R.”

“Dear Michael, I can’t begin to thank you enough for your kind words and thoughts.  To say it was touching is an understatement at best.  I am often thought of as optimistic, so that when I say, “If I die, I would like your letter to be read at the memorial service as well as buried with me, (or incarcerated as the case might be).”  That is how much your letter meant to me.  I may still perma-plaque it for posterity, or at least my kids.

“The serious truth is, your words had some real meaning to me.  I know exactly what you mean when you say ‘one of us.’  It goes beyond the professional relationship we have had with other colleagues.   It goes to a genuine appreciation for each other, and a willingness to help each other, even when it’s not convenient, or on our schedule.  I remember your offers to appear, to make appearances for me even when you would not be in the Courthouse, but would go late or on an emergency basis to help me out.  For that, I will always be grateful.

“I look forward to seeing you in the future, and the invitation is always open.  Thanks again for the kind words, and the friendship.  It never ends.  Sincerely, D.”

“J. called to thank you so much, and said that his head was spinning in court, everything happened so fast.  J. advised that you’re like the James Bond of attorneys.  He said to please thank you very much—he cannot thank you enough.”

“Mr. Norris, yesterday when I left your office I felt a deep sense of excitement and hope to think that there is a chance to save my son’s life.  Our meeting was very strange.  Are you the person God is sending to make an impact on my son?

“I need and want to believe in you.  I am a person who lacks trust and confidence in others, but yesterday I felt different towards you.  I saw something in you that gave me the trust I need and I don’t even know you.

“Mr. Norris, my son is in need of help.  He does not need to waste his life in jail, instead he needs commitments to help him move on and get out of the hole he lives in.  He needs to stop his destructive behavior.  I am willing to go to ‘any length’ to help him and be there for him.  I just have not learned how to do it properly.

“Please Mr. Norris guide me, I am teachable.  Please accept his case and give him the treatment he deserves and needs.  God bless you!  A. V. I.”

“Dear Mr. Norris, I wanted to take the time to thank you for meeting with me yesterday.  I apologize for becoming speechless when I entered your office.  I had a laundry list of questions I wanted to ask and things I felt I needed to say.  However, suddenly it all became too overwhelming for me.  I so appreciated you filling in the blanks as to why I was there and reminding me to put it into perspective.

“I did need to personally meet you and feel that my son’s future was in the hands of someone who actually cared.  Thank you.  My husband had asked me to initially call you because he highly respects you and felt you were the best at what you do, saving lives.  Sincerely, M. K. L.”

“Dear Mike, This note to you is way past due.  Your wisdom and help was truly amazing.  I used to think I was really street smart, obviously not.  When we met you in your office, you handled the situation in a matter of minutes, which I couldn’t figure out in a year and a half.

“Your help and influence has turned my son completely around.  He’s doing just about everything right these days.  He still has a job thanks to you and the programs you put him in; he is now working part time in our business and seems very excited to learn as much as he can.  His ambition kicked in a few weeks ago, all by himself.

“All I can really say to you from the bottom of my heart, is thank you for all you’ve done, with amazing professionalism, you certainly know your business.  Enjoy the holiday season with your family.  All the best and thanks a million, C.B.”

“Michael, I wanted to take a minute to express my immense gratitude for your work on my case.  The news of the trial was an extreme relief and an emotional moment for me.  I was at a complete loss of words.  I find you incredible as a lawyer, and as a person.  Thank you dearly, J.”

“Mr. Norris, Thank you very much.  Please know that I’m truly grateful for all you have done for my son.  It is hard for me to put into words how much I appreciate your help—more than you know.  Thank you.  Sincerely, L. A. K.”

“Hello Michael, Thank you very much for the letter, it was a nice gesture.  I too was happy to see you at Court the other day.  It has been so many years.  After seeing you, I told my partner, Mark, that if I was ever in need of an Attorney, I would ask for your representation.  I have been around Attorneys long enough to know whom possesses stellar qualities.  Sincerely, G.”

“Dear Mike, Thank you so much for your warm letter of congratulations.  I have always held you in high regard, even when we first met.  While you have a reputation for being a formidable lawyer, I have always been struck by the amount of courtesy and professionalism you continue to show to nervous officers testifying under your cross examination.  Receiving the first letter of congratulations from you has come as no surprise; you are truly a refined gentleman.  Thank you so much, Mike, your comments mean a great deal to me.  Respectfully yours, D. D.”

“Michael, We just want to thank you all for your help in this awful situation we are in.  We really appreciate having you on our side.  Sincerely, F. A.”

“Dear Mr. Norris, I wanted to thank you for everything you have done for me.  I am extremely appreciative of all the legal work you have done on my behalf.  I cannot begin to know or understand the complexities of your profession.  However, I am sure that my particular case involved extra effort.  I am truly sorry for any extra work that I have caused you and continue to be grateful for the legal work you have provided me.

“While I am deeply appreciative of your work, I have found myself thinking more about the counsel you provided me.  I wish I could express how grateful I am for the things that you said to me.  I want you to know that truly you have affected my life.  I cannot even begin to know how to repay you, I am the happiest I have ever been.  If there is anything I can ever do for you please do not hesitate to ask, otherwise I am going to try to pay it forward.  Thank you once again for everything.  Fondly, A.L.”

“Dearest Michael, Just a short note to say from my heart ‘thank you’ for helping me save my life.  I live just one day at a time and I’m happier than I’ve been in many, many years.

“I was living on a cloud for about a week when I was informed my case was closed and probation terminated.  How this happened only God and you know for sure.  And today I love you both.  Sincerely, P. S.”

“Dear Michael, I just wanted to take out some time and thank you for all you have done for me this past year.  Thank you so much for everything, and let me tell you that I don’t think I would be seeing you for anymore business because I don’t plan to get into any type of trouble anymore!  It was a very hard process and a long year for me, and I’m thankful for everything that you were able to do for me.

“Thanks once again for everything!  Sincerely, J.A.”

“Dear Michael, I can’t even explain how much I appreciate what you have done for me, and I know that if I just do what I am supposed to do it will make your job that much easier, so that is what I am going to do.  From now on I am not going to try to get away with anything or bend the rules at all.  I know I can follow the rules and stay sober and that is what I plan to do.  Thanks for everything! Sincerely, J.F.”

“Dear Mike, I deeply appreciate the time you spent with my son and I the other day.  As you can imagine this has been a difficult and painful time for us.  My son is a work in progress and of course I still hold great hope for him.  I firmly believe your words and your time have already made a difference.

“You’ve been very helpful to me and my family in the past—and now again.  I will always be grateful.  Thank you, B.L.”

“Dear Mike, Your generosity and compassion to handle the case for my friend is sincerely appreciated.  I am truly at a loss for words to express my gratitude for your extending yourself to help her.  As you may realize, these are uncharted grounds for me.  I am never at a loss for words.

“As I’m sure you have realized, she is in an obvious state of depression and remorse over the entire event that transpired the evening she was arrested.  Your kindness and understanding made her feel as comfortable as she could under the circumstances and I thank you.

“If there is anything I could do to return the favor, please let me know.  Respectfully yours, E.S.”

“Dear Michael, Sorry it has taken me some time to correspond, but I did want to express my profound appreciation for all you’ve done for my dad.  Perhaps being in the same line of work gives me more of an appreciation for your working the case hard, not settling it too quickly, and ultimately obtaining something that is better than the normal “what is to be expected” disposition.

“When I’m out your way, perhaps we can meet for a drink, and I can thank you in person.  Certainly, if there’s anything I can do for you in this neck of the woods, please give me a call.  Sincerely, D. S. K.”

“Michael, Thank you once again for everything you did for my son and my family.  You have no idea how much of an influence you are and have been on me and my family.

“I’ve said it before and I will say it again, you are the single most positive role model in my life and although you met my son under unfortunate circumstances, I am glad that he is able to share the most positive role model in his life as well.

“You are MUCH more than an attorney and friend Michael.  As Dr. Gunther would say, ‘humans are parasites and only a few give anything back.’  You are one that is outside the norm and definitely gives much more back.  Keep doing what it is that you do.  Again, thank you.  G.B.”

“Dear Michael Norris, I truly hope life has been blissful for both you and your family, with good health, love, and laughter.  I’ve been fighting strong and hard since we last met.  Successfully choosing to make positive choices, while working towards my personal goals and sober recovery.  You joining the team alongside my family means more than words could say.  As I push forward into my new chapter of sober living, it has been a gift, honor, and privilege to know you.  This whole ordeal has been a living nightmare.  A life changing, shockingly terrifying and downright shameful offense.  Without your legal excellence and supportive assistance, I know I would feel myself more vulnerable and alone.

“Thank you graciously for your time, hard work and legal representation.  I hope this will all end sooner than later.  I know this too shall pass…yet the unknown remains utterly terrifying.

“Much thanks and gratitude to your hard work.  Love, respect, and endless thanks, A.L.L.”

“Attention greatest attorney in the world: Once again thank you so much for all your help, support and friendship.  It truly means a lot to both me and my family.  Your friend always, C.B.”

“Dear Mr. Norris, I want you to know how much I appreciate the time and effort you are expending for me.  I don’t know how I would have managed without your help.  Thank you, E.C.”