|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Contributor Award - Divorce||Avvo||2013|
|Clients' Choice Award - Divorce||avvo||2012|
|Certificate of appreciation for being a Special Master||Danbury Superior Court||2011|
|Certificate of appreciation for representing children in court||Danbury Superior Court||2011|
|Pro Bono Award||Connecticut Bar Association||2009|
|Special Master at Connecticut Superior Court||Danbury Superior Court||2011 - Present|
|Special Master||Connecticut Superior Court Regional Trial Docket||2007 - Present|
|Partner||Donaldson, Kershaw, Norris & Lewis, LLC||2001 - Present|
|Children with Special Health Care Needs Collaborative||Office Of The Child Advocate||2008 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Connecticut Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Greater Danbury Bar Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association||member||N/A|
|Zeta Beta Tau, Zeta Theta Alumni Association||President||2012 - 2013|
|Krichko v. Krichko, 108 Conn. App. 644 (2008)||Trial Court decision reversed on issue of retroactivity as sought by Attorney Norris and the law firm of Donaldson, Kershaw and Norris, LLC with orders to determine the date the former wife began cohabiting for retroactivity purposes|
|Rathblott v. Rathblott, 79 Conn. App 812 (2003)||Trial Court decision reversed by Appellate Court as sought by Attorney Norris and the law firm of Donaldson, Kershaw and Norris, LLC|
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|Quinnipiac University School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||1999|
|GAL training||Guardian ad Litem Training group leader||2012|
|Western Connecticut State University, Classroom presentation||Ethical Issues and Family Law||2004|
Posted by Lis
I was given Chris's name and number by a medical professional for my kids. I met and hired him in June 2009. He worked through my divorce and all the post judgement hearings to date.
I found Chris to be absolutely gifted in a number of areas. He has a memory unlike almost anyone else I know. His ability to recall details both professionally, as they dealt with my case, and personally, in regards to my health and well being as well as that of my 4 kids, truly makes him a standout attorney.
He was able to capture and understand the minutiae of my day-to-day life and use it all as positives in building my case. He had crystal clear memories of casual conversations we had waiting for my case to be called at the courthouse. He was always willing to look over any communications I needed to have with my ex and let me know if they were ok as they were written or if they should be changed. He even told me if I should change an action of my own so I wouldn't have a problem down the road.
Chris hit it out of the ballpark with my settlement. Most of it, I have to say, was just about verbatim of what Chris had put as the final divorce offering the day before the theee day trial was completed. It was truly a testament to the hard work and devotion he has for his chosen career.
Posted by Mehri
I have nothing but the highest of recommendation for Attorney Norris. He had a heart of gold and truly cares, he is amazing. best thing I ever did for myself to hire Attorney Norris after two previous attorney, I find him through AVVO. I was very lucky to find him. I had a very difficult divorce & my husband did everything he could to make it more painful. Attorney Norris is well respected and great Trail Attorney, He did a great job on my trail. His staff are very efficient & my Calles were answered all the time. I am grateful to Attorney Norris. Thank you Mr. Norris for all. Mehri J.
Posted by Michael
I was recommended to Attorney Norris through a family member's attorney. I am so happy that I hired Attorney Norris for this case. Me ex-wife filed a bogus TRO, which restricted my access to our daughter. Attorney Norris took the time to analyze the entire narrative and developed our strategy for court. During court, I was very happy with the way Attorney Norris conducted himself. He addressed each of my concerns and made my ex accountable for each false statement she made. Out of court, Attorney Norris did an amazing job trying to get witnesses for our case. Due to the federal bureaucracy, the most important witness could not testify. Attorney Norris went through the process to get my witness' testimony. Although it wasn't used, it did weaken most of the claims my ex made. The TRO was dismissed and I get to see my daughter for the first time in almost a month.
In addition to great legal advice, Attorney Norris gave me great personal advice on how to deal with my ex-wife going forward. I still gave in to my emotions, but Attorney Norris was able to diffuse the situation.
I am very happy with Attorney Norris and I will retain him when I seek custody of my child from my ex. Although he is not retained for a different matter, his work set me up for success with this other matter. His personal and professional ethics are incredible. Attorney Norris was straight-forward with me about the obstacles we would face. He was very prompt in responding to my calls. I felt like I was part of his team. I wish I didn't have to hire an attorney, but I would not even think of hiring anyone else. Thank you for all your hard work.
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