Sebastian M. Norton, Esq. is an accomplished and reputed Virginia and D.C. attorney specializing in estate planning as well as criminal, traffic and juvenile representation.
Sebastian has provided countless Virginia and D.C. clients with necessary, custom-tailored testamentary documents such as wills, trusts, power of attorney and advance medical directives. Additionally, Sebastian has represented hundreds of clients in courts in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. including multiple complex and high-level jury and bench trials.
A native of Alexandria, Virginia, Sebastian completed his studies in philosophy and political science at Tulane University in New Orleans, before being admitted to Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where he served on the Law Review and graduated in the top 5% of his law school class.
During law school, Sebastian served as a research assistant to an esteemed criminal law and evidence professor, editing publications on constitutional rights and updating an annual evidence textbook.
Sebastian has also served as a legal clerk at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana, where he worked alongside federal prosecutors in cases involving public corruption, wage theft, environmental crimes, drug conspiracy, and police brutality (including the ‘Danziger Bridge’ cases).
Sebastian returned to Alexandria and the Washington, D.C. area and began to practice law in Virginia and Washington, D.C. He worked as an associate at a successful litigation law firm, Bartoli Cain Wason, PLLC, specializing in serious medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. Sebastian opened his own practice in 2014, The Norton Firm, focusing on estate planning and criminal defense.
Sebastian practiced at The Norton Firm until joining King, Campbell, Poretz & Mitchell, PLLC in January 2021. Sebastian has represented hundreds of clients and businesses in planning their estates for the future.
Sebastian was certified in 2013 by the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission to represent indigent clients charged with committing misdemeanors and serious felonies as well as juveniles charged with crimes, ranging from DUI and larceny to malicious wounding and serious gun and drug-related offenses.
Sebastian and his family reside in Alexandria and enjoy (pre-pandemic) going to Washington Nationals, Capitals and Wizards games. In his free time Sebastian has volunteered to coach youth soccer and basketball.
Sebastian has been acknowledged by Super Lawyers (an exclusive peer-reviewed publication) as a Rising Star in his practice areas from 2017 through 2021.
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||2011||03/29/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2020|
|Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2019|
|Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2018|
|Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2017|
|William L. Crowe, Sr. Scholar||Loyola University New Orleans College of Law||2011|
|Law Review||Loyola University New Orleans College of Law||2011|
|Magna cum laude||Loyola University New Orleans College of Law||2011|
|Law Clerk Certificate of Appreciation||U.S. Department of Justice||2010|
|Partner||King, Campbell, Poretz & Mitchell, PLLC||2021 - Present|
|Owner||The Norton Firm, LLC||2014 - 2021|
|Associate||Bartoli Cain Law, PLLC||2012 - 2014|
|Law Clerk||U.S. Attorney's Office, New Orleans||2010 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Alexandria Judicial Screening Committee||Member||2019 - Present|
|D.C. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2014 - Present|
|Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2013 - Present|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Alexandria Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Fairfax Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|District of Columbia Bar||Member||2012 - Present|
|Loyola Law Review||The United Nations Charter’s Collective Security Framework in the 21st Century: A Case Study of the United States’ Use of Force in Pakistan||2011|
|Loyola University New Orleans College of Law||J.D.||2011|
|Tulane University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2007|
|Guest lecture series - AVID 2017||Introduction and Overview of the Virginia Criminal Justice System||2017|
|Obstruction and Disorderly Conduct||Not Guilty following Trial|
|Strangulation and Abduction||Not Guilty following Trial|
|Petit Larceny||Dismissed for lack of evidence|
|Embezzlement||Not Guilty following Trial|
|Felony Assault on Police Officer||Amended to misdemeanor assault|
|Driving Under Influence - Felony||Not Guilty following Trial|
|Possession of Marijuana||Dismissed|
|Felony Drug Poss. With Intent to Distribute||Amended to misdemeanor accomodation|
|Dental Surgery Gone Wrong||Verdict for plaintiff of $100,000|
|Permanent Nerve Damage||Verdict for plaintiff of $300,000|
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