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27 years, 1,000 cases
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Criminal Defense: Washington, DC||Superlawyers||2016|
|Top Attorneys, Washington D.C. Metro Area||D.C. Top Attorneys||2016|
|Criminal Defense||Baltimore and Washington, DC's Top Attorneys. The Washington Post||2016|
|Criminal defense||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Top Criminal Defense Attorney, White Collar and Non-White Collar||Corporate Counsel Magazine||2014|
|Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar and White-Collar||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Top North East Attorney||Arrive||2011|
|Top Attorneys: Criminal Defense||District of Columbia Super Lawyers||2009|
|Top Attorneys: Criminal Defense||District of Columbia Super Lawyers||2008|
|Top Attorneys: Criminal Defense||District of Columbia Super Lawyers||2007|
|Frederick Douglas Human Rights Award||The Southern Center for Human Rights||2007|
|Washington's Top Lawyers: Criminal Defense||Washingtonian Magazine||2004|
|N/A||Law Offices of Jon W. Norris||2000 - Present|
|Deputy Trial Chief, Lead Attorney for Homicide||Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia||1990 - 2000|
|N/A||Criminal Defense Investigator||1985 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|DC Bar Criminal Law and Individual Rights Section||Steering Committee||2009 - Present|
|District of Columbia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (DCACDL)||Member||2000 - Present|
|DC Bar, Criminal Law & Individual Rights Section||Member||2000 - Present|
|National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers(NACDL)||Member||1987 - Present|
|ABA, Criminal Justice Section||Member||1987 - Present|
|U.S. v. K. Bonds||Dismissed with Predjudice|
|U.S. v. Ricardo Johnson||Not Guilty all counts.|
|United States v. James Morgan||Not Guilty|
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|The Washington Post||The Police couldn't Hide their lying eyes||2010|
|Letter of Apology: A White-Collar Blog||One Columnist’s View Of DC Jury Duty||2010|
|The Washington Post||Cash and Cocaine, but No Conviction!||2007|
|The Legal Times||Courts Checking Jurors Histories More Frequently||2007|
|University of Maryland School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|University of Maryland, College Park||Criminal Justice, Criminology||BS - Bachelor of Science||1987|
|CLE||DCACDL:Subpoena Power and Responsibility||2011|
|SPDTC-Summer Institue||Southern Public Defender Training Center, Faculty:Cross Examination||2010|
|Fox 5, Commentary Robert Wone case||Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice & Tamper with Evidence||2010|
|Public Defender Service Summer Series||Taking Advantage of Underused Evidence at Trial: Inovative Uses and Creative Attacks||2009|
|DCACDL,Rights of Spring:CLE||Investigation and Motions Practice||2009|
|Criminal Justice Clinic||Sustaining a Career as a Public Defender||2009|
|Wrongful Convictions & The Death Penalty||Innefective Assistance of Counsel(What should have been Done)||2008|
|Drugs and Behavior||The Law & Behavior||2007|
|Criminal Practice Institute,||Homicide, Forensics, Investigation||2004|
|Southern Center for Human Rights||Criminal Defense Investigation in Capital Cases||2000|
|Law Students in Court||Criminal Defense Investigation||1997|
Posted by anonymous
I don't know how Mr.Norris did it, but I definitely know he was able to prove my innocence in a possible vehicular manslaughter charge and a DUI charge. I spoke with multiple lawyers before finding Mr.Norris and I knew from the moment we spoke over the phone to us meeting in person that I needed him on my side. I had never ever been in trouble with the law in my life and all of that changed over night. Mr.Norris was able to reassure me that he was going to fight for my innocence and that is exactly what he did. It was a long 6 months, but a few days before trial when Mr.Norris called he told me the unbelievable...That my charges were dropped by the government. Between Mr.Norris and his talks with the government I definitely know for sure he was able to prove my innocence. Mr.Norris and his team were amazing throughout the entire process and when I thought the entire world was against me, I always knew that Mr.Norris and his team had my back the entire time. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND MR.NORRIS AS THE BEST CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY.
Posted by anonymous
Alright let's just be straight up honest. The first thing you will notice about Jon is his "hippy" haircut. But after speaking to him, you are fully reinforced in your decision to hire him..
I was being falsely accessed of a sex crime, which in many states even an accusation can ruin your life. He stood up for me the first day of preliminary trial and said " Y'know what, this is a bunch of lies and if we lose we'll go straight to appeals" .
The prosecutor was intimidated by such words. Didn't know how to react But he tried it anyway. To save you the whole story...a judge determined I was absolutely and beyond a doubt innocent. The prosecution rested their heads in shame, while I celebrated. Thank you Jon.
Posted by anonymous
I was fortunate to have Jon Norris represented me in court, he knew I was deeply hurt with the false allegation filled against me and he said me "my job is to get you out of trouble" . He took his time and reviewed different options with me. He kept me updated throughout the process and got the case dismissed without wasting much time. He is such a smart and knowledgeable lawyer with such a great interpersonal skills. He is just too good in listening, teaching and familiarizing his 'lay' clients with the law, I learnt a lot from him. He is truthful and committed to the job, he knew my concern "my reputation" and worked so hard on protecting it. Thanks to Jon Norris and his team for saving me.
Todd Baldwin, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Norris for many years and he has always struck me as an incredible knowledgable advocate for his clients. He is highly respected by the courts and by the legal community as a whole. He works extremely hard for his clients. If I were ever in trouble, he is the first one I would call.
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