Timothy Norton graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, with BA in History (Soviet-Russian History). While at Tulane, he spent his junior year abroad at the University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland, and the following summer at the Center for Meso-American Studies in Antigua, Guatemala. Before graduating he traveled widely throughout Europe, Asia, the US and Central America, including the National Outdoor Leadership School’s Cascade Range Climbing program. After a tour of Yosemite, he returned to New Orleans to earn a JD in 1984 from the Tulane University School of Law, with an emphasis on the emerging field of computer law. In 1986, he moved to the South Bay, where he was soon called to the world of complex litigation, and the pursuit of waves, steep powder, ventures across the globe, and enjoying every moment of life’s pure adventure.
Career highlights include a $10.8m jury verdict in his first construction defect jury trial, and later, a $180m jury verdict, with a $70m punitive damages award, on a complex year-long construction defect jury trial held on the island of Guam.
The majority of his cases are referrals from existing clients and attorneys. These cases are typically large-scale complex actions against multiple adversaries and their insurance companies. Often these cases may start out as a defense of our clients who have been sued, and the case is turned into an offense through affirmative cross-claims and turning the tables. This requires a combination of experience, knowledge and tactics in all aspects of litigation from negotiation to trial.
Timothy Norton personally handles each and every case from beginning to end; familiar every detail. He assembles a team of experts and consultants custom tailored to the specific needs of each case, and that team work under Timothy Norton’s skill and direction. Like no other firm, you will always have direct personal contact with Timothy Norton for all of your questions and concerns and you will never be handed off to a Junior Associate. The efficiency of a single, dedicated, highly experienced, counsel is unmatched by any other firm, and a direct personal relationship between you and the top counsel is unique and invaluable.
Timothy Norton is highly selective in his approach to accepting cases. This allows him to focus his energy and resources on these select cases to achieve the best result. The cases he generally accepts have damages and a value of at least $1,000,000.00. The standard case is a multi-million dollar case. Many of his cases are referrals from other attorneys or are cases which the client replaces their existing counsel of record before trial or arbitration. If you think your case merits further discussion and analysis, please contact (310) 706-4134 for a free consultation.