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Norman R. Thorpe

Practice areas:

Government Contracts, Commercial, Intellectual Property

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Licensed since 1958

  1. Government Contracts: 60%
    57 years
  2. Commercial: 30%
    27 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 10%
    51 years

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498 Abbey St
Birmingham, MI, 48009



MIActive And In Good Standing198809/02/2015
ILNot Authorized To Practice Law195808/17/2015

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
FellowABA Section of Public Contract Law2002
Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2), lesser awardsDepartment of Defense1988

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Retained CounselUS Council for Automotive Research2004 - Present
Legal StaffGeneral Motors Corporation1988 - 2003
Brigadier GeneralUnited States Air Force1958 - 1988


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, Public Contract Law SectionChair2001 - 2002

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
New City Hall, San Jose, CASuccessful re-procurement of IT systems
Ttransactional workmajor transactions completed

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Publication NameTitleDate
American Bar Association publicationModel Code for Public Infrastructure Procurement2007
Air University ReviewDiscipline and Justice in the Armed Forces1981
Law and Responsibility in Warfare: The Vietnam Experience; Edited by Peter Trooboff; University of North Carolina PressComment, with James R. Miles, Methods and Means of Warfare1975
George Washington University Masters ThesisPrisoners of Contemporary War: Enforcing Community Standards of Treatment1967


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hague Academy of International Lawn/an/a1998
George Washington University National Law CenterInternational LawLL.M - Master of Laws1968
Squadron Officer School, USAFN/AN/A1963
University of Illinois College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1958
University of IllinoisEconomicsAB1956

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
CLE Teleconference: Model Procurement CodePublic Private Partnerships in Infrastructure Procurement2008