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Blaine Alexander Norris

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Business

About Me

I'm a lifelong Georgia resident, having lived all over the state:  Savannah, Marietta, Carrollton, Atlanta, and, for the last 14 years, Athens. I am married and a father of 3 children.  I think that affords me the perspective to realize that my clients have lives that  a serious personal injury case can dramatically effect -- for them, their family, and their work.  Cases are not just "files in a box."  I enjoy using my skills of advocacy to help people.  I suspect most of my clients would say that I am direct, candid, responsive and hard working.  I try to bring creative thinking to each case, and not apply a "one size fits all" approach.  One point worth noting:  I enjoy jury trials.  While most cases in fact settle without a trial, I think it is best if your attorney enjoys (and is good at) selecting a jury and trying a case.  I don't think it is a good idea to have an attorney who consciously or subconciously geers his approach to avoid a jury trial.  That approach hurts the settlement value of a case.  Finally, for those who would disparage jury trials or trial lawyers, as a "conservative" myself, I think individual and corporate responsibility is essential to limited government; and jury trials are essential to holding folks responsible.  They go hand in hand.  The right to trial by jury, after all, is something the founders of our country took seriously enough to put in the Bill of Rights!

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Car Accidents: 50%
    15 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    15 years
  3. Business: 20%
    18 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Allison Elizabeth McCarthy

    Mr. Norris is a well respected attorney in the community. He approachable and not afraid to push a case to its limit. I endorse this attorney.

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    Allison McCarthy DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Blain. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Wiggins Norris Coffey, PA

PO Box 49499
Athens, GA, 30604

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199706/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
2012 Top AttorneysGeorgia Trend Magazine2012
Order of the Coif (academics)University of Georgia School of Law1997
The Order of Barristers (advocacy)University of Georgia School of Law1997
William King Meadow AwardUniversity of Georgia School of Law1997
National Champion Mock TrialAmerican Trial Lawyers Association (n/k/a AAJ)1997
Best Oralist -- Mock TrialUniversity of Georgia School of Law1995
J. Melvin England Mock Trial ChampionUniversity of Georgia School of Law1995
Presidential ScholarUniversity of Georgia1994
Phi Beta KappaUniversity of Georgia1994

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyWiggins Norris Coffey, PA (f/k/a Wiggins & Norris LLC)2001 - Present
Prosecuting AttorneyAthens Clarke County Solicitor General2000 - 2001
AttorneyAlston & Bird, LLP1997 - 1999

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Athens-Western Circuit Bar AssociationFormer President2011 - 2012
American Association for JusticeMember2006 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, magna cum laude1997
University of GeorgiaHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude1994