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Norman H. Cuadra

Criminal defense Attorney at Lawrenceville, GA

5.0   13 reviews

Licensed for 27 years

About Norman

Learn Norman’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    25%
    Mr. Cuadra has tried cases from Magistrate Court to the Georgia Supreme Court. Abogado Habla Espanol.

    29 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%
    Abogado Habla Espanol.

    29 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    25%
    I handle complex divorces, adoptions and child support matters. Abogado Habla Espanol.

    28 years

  4. Personal injury
    25%
    We handle complex wrongful death and personal injury cases. Abogado Habla Espanol.

    28 years

PROTECTING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS FOR OVER 25 YEARS! EFFECTIVE AND AGGRESSIVE LEGAL HELP!

Welcome to my profile. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us. Get to know our firm. We are available to assist you with your family's legal needs.  We are conveniently located next to the Gwinnett County Courthouse.

 

As an attorney, I have tried cases from the Magistrate Court level to handling appellate arguments before the Georgia Supreme Court.  I have presided as a judge over many misdemeanor and traffic cases.  I also enjoy community involvement.  I presently serve in my church and volunteer with our local school and community organizations..  Our firm has sponsored several high school, college and law school interns.

 

It is my goal to make our clients feel comfortable and confident in our firm.  We pride ourselves in being the family's lawyer.

 

Our firm represents clients in the metro-Atlanta area.  We try civil and criminal cases in Fulton, Cobb, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Walton, Rockdale and Barrow Counties. In Gwinnett, we represent clients in Duluth, Buford, Snellvile, Norcross and Lilburn.   The Attorneys speak Spanish (Los Abogados Hablan Espanol). 

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Licensed for 27 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1995
Updated 11/03/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2009
Mr. Cuadra is simply the best.
After I was wrongfully arrested and charged with a DUI and following too closely, I was terrified. I felt as though my life as I knew it was over. I was facing various punishments imposed by the state, and worse, the emotional turmoil which I would impose upon myself. I felt completely helpless. I went to several lawyers, and every single one of them seemed indifferent, and unsympathetic to my plight. The only thing they seemed to care about was making their money. Then I came to Mr. Cuadra. He passionately fought on my behalf. He researched my case, prepared and delivered the best defense I could have possibly wanted. He genuinely cared, took me under his wing and worked very hard to protect and preserve my freedom. His closing argument was as eloquent as those you would see on 'Law and Order' and after the two day trial, I was found not guilty on both counts. I couldn't have asked for a better advocate of my rights. I would recommend him to any and every one.
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Posted by Yassiris | June 4, 2008
Excellent Attorney
Norman help thru every aspect if my divorce and family violence case. I recommend him with my eyes closed to anyone. Great lawyer!!!!
Posted by Cristina | October 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer! Highly recommended
I have no words to thank you so much, for all your time, kindness, dedication and professionalism. Lawyer Norman Cuadra is a man with a heart full of kindness, a great human, full of charisma and values. Fair, honest, that he loves and is passionate about what he does, his profession as a lawyer and he shows it in each of his cases. After a great search for Lawyers, God put me in the best hands, where I felt safe, confident, and I did not hesitate to ask him to take my Divorce case. My Divorce case was very complicated, but Norman, as a great professional, defended my son and me, with great dedication, skill, arguments, and intelligence. Having great knowledge of the laws, and the rights we have. As I said before, Norman Cuadra is not only the best lawyer for me, is a great human being, who listens to you, understands you and who with great professionalism, gives everything to defend you. This is my lawyer "Norman Cuadra" : .- Norman is Who knows the laws perfectly and has years of experience in practice. .- Norman is who takes time for your case, preparing and studying your defense with evidence in hand. .- Norman is who don’t eat all day when he is in Court because he is working in your defense. .- Norman cases don't last 30 minutes. His cases in Court last hours, all day and more if necessary. .- Norman is who goes to court very well prepared, committed, since his main objective as a great professional lawyer is the best for his client. .- Norman is who puts his clients before him. .- Norman is Who becomes part of your family, because he defends you as if you were part of it. Thank you, Norman, the days of my life will not be enough to thank you so much. Norman, I want to express my admiration and respect for you, as well as your entire team at CUADRA & PATEL, LLC.; to Hayme Martinez, who was always there throughout my process, helping me, organizing all the evidence and to whom I also want to extend my respect and eternal gratitude. Thankssssss!!! Cristina Grisanti
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Posted by Kenneth | August 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply A BEAST in the courtroom!
Mr. Cuadra represented.me in a criminal matter where I had been falsely accused of 3 violent felonies. I was facing 31 years in prison, and at my age (61) that is practically a life sentence. We went to trial and the result was not guilty on all 3 counts. Norman was a BEAST in the courtroom, articulate, decisive, and commanding. His cross examination of the prosecution witnesses was amazing, like watching a TV courtroom drama, and his closing argument should be taught in law schools. I hope I never need a criminal defense attorney again but if I do it will be Norman Cuadra.
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely the Best!
Norm represented me in a very serious criminal case. Although the whole legal process took years, he had a concrete game plan based on his expertise. I trusted him, and he did all the right things based on his plan. The charges against me ended up being dropped. Norm’s experience and expertise are invaluable to anyone needing the very best legal representation. He is responsive, communicative and really cares about his clients best interest and well being. Thank you Norm. This would never have worked out without your help.
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Posted by Kelly McLeod | April 24, 2021
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Best Attorney in Town!
Mr. Cuadra is an excellent attorney. He not only recently helped us get our grandparent rights for our only grandchild, he has stuck with us and made himself available to us from the beginning of our legal problems with our grandchild (3 years!). He is very knowledgeable and professional. We were always prepared for court, kept in the loop and given good advice. Mr. Cuadra is amazing in court! He is a good Christian man. I trust him completely and you can too!
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Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life Saver for Out of State traffic Offense
I consulted with Mr. Cuadra when I received a notification that my daughter's (age 19) license was suspended due to an out of state (South Carolina) speeding ticket, that had been paid (which means you admit guilt). The laws for license suspension in the state of GA and the speed and corresponding point violations are different from State to State. Mr. Cuadra advised me how to find and hire a reputable attorney in South Carolina quickly, to reopen the case (you have a very limited window in which to do this). The case was successfully reopened, the initial charge vacated, the speed reduced sufficiently so that the license would not be suspended. Mr. Cuadra then assisted with getting the Georgia DDS to recognize the out of state court proceedings and out of state DMV charge to a lesser amount. He was instrumental in getting my daughter's license reinstated. Biggest lesson - Call Mr. Cuadra FIRST! before paying a ticket (admitting guilt) to know your options and decide your course of action!
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Posted by Jimchen | October 24, 2018
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Jim chen
He is a very nice,professional and responsible lawyer, he really help people not only for the money, I will recommend him to all my friends
Posted by Brandi | May 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST LAWYER YOU WILL EVER FIND!
Mr. Cuadra is by far the best lawyer you will ever find! He is an honest, kind, caring, genuine and trustworthy man. He is always available to help you through any situation; big or small, he cares about his clients problems. He knows the ins and outs of the law, and is ready to take on a challenge. I was involved in a custody case that was filed 5 hours away, even though I reside in Hall County, and it should have been filed here. I had to hire a lawyer down there to represent me, but she was terrible, rude, and only cared about money; not my son that had been illegally taken from my custody. Mr. Cuadra stood by my side, answering any question that my other lawyer avoided. When the case was transferred to Hall County, even though I had yet to receive my son back in my custody, I was relived because I knew with Mr. Cuadra representing me, everything was going to be okay. We are still awaiting the case to be refilled in Hall County, but Mr. Cuadra is already prepared for court! He has all the notes and files, has already looked over them, and is ready to fight for me at a moments notice. He is unlike any lawyer you will ever meet, I swear! He actually cares about what he is fighting for, he wants justice for those who deserve it. After dealing with the lawyer 5 hours away, I have never been more relaxed awaiting court. Even during the court proceeding out of town, Mr. Cuadra was my go to man. I would call him to make sure I knew what the law said about certain aspects of my case, what my options were, and many times I would ask him, “You are a dad, what would you do in this situation?” He gives the best advice out of any lawyer, counselor, or mentor I have ever met. His word might as well be the law, knowing that if I follow his advice, I will come out on top time and time again. He has never failed me or let me down in the slightest. I recently asked him to represent me in an area of law that he does not specialize in, and instead of saying yes and just taking my money, he directed me to another lawyer that he felt confident in taking on my case. However, I know he will be there whenever I need him to answer any question I might have. Out of all the lawyers I have hired, spoken too, and have met this past year, Mr. Cuadra is by far the most knowledgeable and warm-hearted; just the most amazing overall. I needed his confidence and sensibility to make it through the last few months. No matter what is on his schedule for the day, he always makes time to answer my questions and advise me, no matter how ridiculous my questions may seem. He is the most friendly and considerate lawyer there ever was, yet he is passionate in what he fights for. When you think of a lawyer, you imagine Mr. Cuadra. He will be there for you, fight for you, and stand by your side until he wins! If you need a good lawyer, I can’t recommend one. But if you need the BEST lawyer, Mr. Cuadra is definitely your man!
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Posted by Tracy | March 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Norman Cuadra is professional, extremely knowledgeable and dependable!
Mr. Cuadra was my attorney regarding my case for back child support and alimony. He was always available and responsive. He is knowledgeable, professional and an honorable man. I wouldn't hesitate to refer him to anyone who may need legal counsel.
Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2015
DUI/Criminal
I have know of Mr. Cuadra since the late 90's. I hired Norman 15 years ago for a a serious criminal case. He presented a very good defense at trial, masterfull cross and great with our witness's, Protected my rights and due process. In the end he did a superb defense job, I was very pleased with his job and have recommended him to everyone I know with good results.
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Posted by Rod and Dee | June 20, 2014
Loss of daughter/child custody case for granddaughter.
Mr. Cuadra and his staff handled our case with a great deal of sensitivity. We lost our daughter to a horrible accident. Mr. Cuadra represented my husband and I during our custody case for our granddaughter. It was a traumatic time in our lives. He maintained integrity and confidence throughout the entire process. His calm and professional demeanor was essential. We could not of gotten through this difficult time without him, or his caring and wonderful staff. FYI: (He loves Coke Zero!)
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Posted by Jairo | December 17, 2009
He will fight for you
Mr. Cuadra has helped me and my family with several legal matters. I am very grateful for all of his help. He is very trustworthy and really cares about his clients. He is always confident about his cases and is always prepared. I feel I can trust him with all my legal situations.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Chief Judge
  • City of Suwanee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Senior Attorney
  • Cuadra & Patel, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Commission Member
  • Georgia Commission on Interpreters
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Norman H. Cuadra, PC
  • 1997 - Present
  • Panel Attorney
  • Forsyth County Indigent Defense
  • 1997 - Present
  • Associate Judge
  • Doraville Municipal Court
  • 2005 - 2014
  • Campaign Chairman
  • Committee to Elect Johnny Panos for State Court
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Partner
  • Kelleman & Cuadra, PC
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Certified Legal Intern - Third Year Practice Act
  • Broward County State Attorney
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Felony Probation Officer
  • Florida Department of Corrections
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Dominick J. Salfi
  • 1990 - 1990
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Education

  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Doctorate
  • 1995
  • University of Forida
  • BHS
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • State v. Bush
  • Not Guilty
  • State v. Ramirez
  • Not Guilty of 7 Counts of Murder
  • State v. Darniga
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • Criminal Defense Section - Gwinnett Bar Assoc.
  • President
  • 2009 - Present
  • Forsyth County Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Federal Bar - Northern District of Georgia
  • Attorney
  • 1996 - Present
  • Criminal Section of the Georgia Bar
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Family Law Section of the Georgia Bar
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Council of Municipal Court Judges
  • District 4 - Representative
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Criminal Defense Section - Gwinnett Bar Assoc.
  • President-Elect
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Criminal Section of Gwinnett Bar
  • Vice President
  • 2007 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • SEE Award (Suwanee Exceeds Expectaitons)
  • City of Suwanee
  • 2015
  • Appreciation
  • Gwinnett Criminal Defense Bar
  • 2009
  • Mentor of the Year - Grayson High School
  • Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • 2007

Publications

  • ICLE
  • Ethics - How can we all get along?
  • 2005
  • ICLE
  • DUI Immigration Consequences
  • 2004
  • ICLE Seminar
  • Top 20 cases
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Georgia Superior Court Judges Certification
  • Immigration and Law Enforcement
  • 2014
  • Georgia Municipal Court Judge Certification 2013
  • Immigration and Law Enforcement
  • 2013
  • CNN News
  • Can businesses discriminate?
  • 2013
  • Broadcast
  • CNN - Lance Armstorng
  • 2013
  • 2013 DUI Seminar
  • Evidence - Defense Perspective
  • 2013
  • Municipal Court Judge Continuing Education
  • Georgia Supreme Court - Commission on Interpreters
  • 2012
  • "Leyes Cotidianas" -- Television Show Guest
  • Various Legal Topics
  • 2008
  • DUI Seminar
  • Ethics
  • 2005
  • DUI Seminar
  • DUI and Immigration
  • 2004
  • DUI Case Update
  • Case Law Update
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (35)
Given (32)
Endorse Norman
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Norman is an incredible lawyer and advocate for his clients. His commitment and dedication to his clients shows through in everything he does. He and I have been at opposite tables in the courtroom and his trial skills are top notch. Even after trying a hotly contested case, we were still able to walk away as friends and I gained an enhanced respect for the tireless effort he put forth on behalf of his client. Norman will fight for you to the very end - I highly recommend him for anyone in need of a good trial lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Norm Cuadra. He is genuine, caring, hard-working and, quite simply, one of the best around. I have a great deal of respect for him and would gladly send him my own family member."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the privilege of learning from Mr. Cuadra when I clerked for him as a law student. Since then, I have seen Mr. Cuadra's dedication to his clients and intellectual abilities in action on numerous occasions. I recommend him to anyone who needs a compassionate and highly skilled attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Not only is Mr. Cuadra a very capable attorney, he is willing to help aspiring lawyers such as myself. I highly endorse Mr. Cuadra, without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Norman Cuadra is a lawyer who works hard fighting for the rights of his clients. He diligently defends his clients to get the best outcome possible, and garners a lot of respect in the legal community. I wholeheartedly endorse Norman Cuadra."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Norman is an outstanding attorney in the community. When I have any questions regarding criminal defense, Norman is the person who I call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Norm is a great lawyer and a great individual. He works hard for his clients and consistently achieves great results. Norm is highly respected throughout the criminal defense community as well as in the prosecution world on the other side of the bar. I highly recommend his services!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Norm is a great advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Cuadra is an experienced lawyer with a stellar reputation in the community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Norm for years. I first met him as a prosecutor and always held him in high regard. Since moving to private practice, I continually observe Norm working on complex cases with the integrity required in this business. I would not hesitate referring a family member or a friend to Norm; which I believe speaks volumes about my regard for him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Norm is an excellent advocate and legal scholar, I have tried a murder case with him and he is worthy adversary. I would recommend him to anyone who is facing criminal charges."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Norman is an excellent attorney and has been an invaluable colleague and friend. His background includes work in so many areas of the law that he is always able to help his fellow attorneys with any questions we bring to him. Norman was always a pleasure to work with when I was a prosecutor and he represented defendants in my courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I was co-counsel with Norman on a recent major felony jury trial. Norman gave the best closing argument I have ever seen. I have asked Norman's opinion on complex issues in some of my cases and he always has well thought out and insightful responses. Perhaps most important is the ethical standard he applies to his cases and the way he conducts himself. If I ever needed a lawyer - I would call Norman first without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cuadra is one of the most professional attorneys that I know. He cares greatly about his fellow bar members and his clients. He is always willing to help new attorneys. He's an excellent practitioner of the law!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known this lawyer since passing the Bar. He is awesome as opposing counsel, but also great as a mentor!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Norm while he was President of the Gwinnett County Bar Association Criminal Defense Section. Norm speaks with his actions and gets things done. He is a great lawyer and considerate to everyone. He knows DUI in and out, and I would hire him myself if the need arose."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Norm forever, and we have tried many cases together and have acquitted a few in extremely tough cases. He is tenacious, caring, and fun to work with. He is a top flight lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Attorney Cuadra on a divorce matter as opposing counsel. I always found him to be courteous and accommodating to everyone's schedule. His cooperation helped ensure an amicable settlement to be quickly reached by those involved."
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