Stephen P. Norman is a member of the Delaware, Maryland, Washington, DC, and California (inactive) bars, the U.S. District Courts of Delaware and Maryland, and an active member of the Maryland Association of Justice, National Police Accountability Project, and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney’s.
He lives and practices law in Ocean View, Delaware and spends part of his time in the Rockville, Maryland office of the Norman Law Firm. He was born in Washington, DC and grew up in Rockville, Maryland where he attended Thomas S. Wootton High School. He graduated from the University of Colorado where he graduated with a B.S. in Business and received Cum Laude Honors.
Mr. Norman attended the University Of Maryland School Of Law where he was an associate editor of the Business Lawyer, and was awarded for publishing in the field of computer copyright law. He continues to write and has recently written an article soon to be published in the Delaware Law Review in the area of Defamation law regarding when judicial privileges are lost in litigation.
His career has included legal counsel positions in both government and private business. Mr. Norman has founded and operated successful businesses since his teenage years of founding with his brothers’ one of the most successful farm market operations in the Washington, DC area.
His first legal position was as the assistant county attorney in St. Mary’s County, Maryland where he represented the Board of County Commissioners, Ethics Commission, Board of Appeals, and Planning Commission. After serving a stint as in house counsel for L&N Reality, Inc., Mr. Norman founded Sussex Title and Escrow which he and his partners grew into one of the most successful real estate settlement companies in the Washington, DC and Eastern Shore areas with annual sales of $4 million.
Mr. Norman enjoys applying his business experience to his legal practice. He believes that looking at legal issues from a cost/benefit analysis in the eyes of his clients’ allows him to provide indispensable counsel at the initial phase of representation determining whether or not to pursue legal action. He enjoys having a varied practice which tends to present new and interesting challenges every day.
A statement from his early years as a litigator in St. Mary’s County, Maryland sums up Mr. Norman’s advocacy for his clients. After a very difficult hearing where Mr. Norman represented the local government against four attorney’s from the State of Maryland the well known judge commented that “What I like about Norman is that he will fight you until he’s dead.”
Mr. Norman prides himself as an endless advocate for his clients who will fight tirelessly to provide the best possible outcome for his clients.
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