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Michael Norton is recognized by the State Bar of California as a Certified Family Law Specialist.  Mr. Norton advises and represents clients in all areas of California family law including:  Divorce, child custody and parental rights, post-judgment modification of orders, premarital and post-marital agreements, spousal support, child support, registered domestic partnerships, guardianships and adoptions.  He provides services in traditional litigation and negotiation, mediation and collaboration.  He has extensive experience in cases involving complex estates and significant assets involving privately held and public businesses, real estate, and professional practices.

At the Law Offices of Michael Norton we pride ourselves on practicing with integrity, compassion and competence.  Mr. Norton will help you make decisions that are best for you and your family.

We serve the communities of San Joaquin County (Stockton, Lodi, Tracy, Manteca), Sacramento County (Sacramento, Elk Grove, Galt, Rancho Cordova, Fair Oaks), Contra Costa County (Brentwood, Antioch), Solano County (Fairfield, Benecia), Calaveras County, Amador County and Tuolomune County and have appeared in courts throughout Northern California.


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  1. Family: 40%
    28 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 20%
    28 years
  3. Child Support: 15%
    28 years
  4. Child Custody: 15%
    28 years
  5. Mediation: 10%
    28 years



Hourly ($350-450/hour), Retainer (always)

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  • Peter John Marek

    I endorse Michael. He is dedicated both to his clients and his practice. Decades of experience do pay off. I highly recommend him.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

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


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Contact info

7540 Shoreline Dr #J
Stockton, CA, 95219


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Specialist - Family LawState Bar of CaliforniaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Michael R. Norton1988 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Joaquin County Bar AssociationFamily Law Executive Committee2008 - Present
Sacramento Collaborative Practice GroupBoard of Directors2007 - Present
San Joaquin County Bar AssociationN/A1980 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Across the BarCollaborative Practice: A Better Way to Divorce2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of California BerkeleyN/AundergraduateN/A
UC Hastings COLN/AlawN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Divorce OptionsDivorce: How to do it well2011