Michael Norris

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Michael Norris Attorney


I have served as an Editorial Consultant with James Publishing, one of the leading legal publishers in California, as well as a contributor to Bell’s Search & Seizure Compendium, which has been considered the preeminent legal publication, on that subject matter, in California. I am currently a Contributor to California Drunk Driving Law. I have lectured on the subject of criminal law, and criminal procedure, to both attorney groups, judicial officers, and law enforcement organizations, throughout the state.

Membership in Professional Organizations

Michael currently belongs to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; The Los Angeles County Bar Association, Criminal Section; The Criminal Courts Bar Association; The California Attorneys for Criminal Justice; The Benjamin Aranda Inns of Court; The National College for DUI Defense; and the South Bay Bar Association.

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Switzer Learning Center
  • Board of Directors, Bahati Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Aranda Inns of Court
  • Former Judge Pro Tem, Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • Former Legal Advisor, Pacific Coast Conference Football
  • UCLA Law School, Vice President, Student Bar Association
  • Chadwick School, Member of the Executive Committee, Campaign for Chadwick
  • Princeton University, Three Year Co-Chair, Princeton University Parents’ Fund
  • Former President, Palos Verdes Pop Warner & Cheer
  • Youth Coach: Football, Baseball, Soccer, Softball and Water Polo
  • Martial Arts for 15 years (trained with Royce Gracie, Founder of UFC)
  • Avid cyclist
  • Member Kiwanis International
  • Former Los Angeles County Ocean Lifeguard
  • Major Donor for 30 years to Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach

Memberships & Associations

  • Board President of The Estates at Mauna Lani, on the Big Island of Hawaii
  • Recently admitted practicing before the United States Supreme Court
  • Alumni Member of the Los Angeles County Ocean Lifeguard Association
  • Member of the Dean’s Circle at UCLA Law School
  • Member of the Chancellor’s Associates at UCSD
  • Specialist Member of the California DUI Lawyers Association

Awards & Media Coverage

  • AV Preeminent (Peer Review Rated) by Martindale Hubbelll
  • The National Trial Lawyers (Top 100 Trial Lawyers)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • People Magazine
  • USA Today
  • The Huffington Post
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Daily Breeze
  • ESPN News

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