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As the parent of four children I understand the importance of family law and how I must do the best job I can for those who trust me to assist them in such difficult times.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 25%
    17 years
  2. Alimony: 20%
    17 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    17 years
  4. Family: 20%
    17 years
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Hourly ($375/hour), Retainer (always)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Donaldson, Kershaw & Norris, LLC

DANBURY, CT, 06810-8011


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Contributor Award - DivorceAvvo2013
Clients' Choice Award - Divorceavvo2012
Certificate of appreciation for being a Special MasterDanbury Superior Court2011
Certificate of appreciation for representing children in courtDanbury Superior Court2011
Pro Bono AwardConnecticut Bar Association2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Special Master at Connecticut Superior CourtDanbury Superior Court2011 - Present
Special MasterConnecticut Superior Court Regional Trial Docket2007 - Present
PartnerDonaldson, Kershaw, Norris & Lewis, LLC2001 - Present
Children with Special Health Care Needs CollaborativeOffice Of The Child Advocate2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Greater Danbury Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationmemberN/A
Zeta Beta Tau, Zeta Theta Alumni AssociationPresident2012 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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
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
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Quinnipiac University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
GAL trainingGuardian ad Litem Training group leader2012
Western Connecticut State University, Classroom presentationEthical Issues and Family Law2004