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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 and now have an office in Doraville, as well.


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). 


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 20%
    21 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    22 years
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    21 years
  4. Divorce: 20%
    21 years
  5. Criminal Defense: 20%
    22 years



Hourly ($200-300/hour), contingent (33-45%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

35 total 

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  • Sean Phillip Park

    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.


    Sean Park Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Joseph Sam Habachy

    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.


    Joseph Habachy Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Cuadra & Patel, LLC - Attorney/Abogado

296 S. Culver Street
Lawrenceville, GA, 30046-3237


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199508/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
SEE Award (Suwanee Exceeds Expectaitons)City of Suwanee2015
AppreciationGwinnett Criminal Defense Bar2009
Mentor of the Year - Grayson High SchoolGwinnett County Public Schools2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chief JudgeCity of Suwanee2014 - Present
Senior AttorneyCuadra & Patel, LLC2012 - Present
Commission MemberGeorgia Commission on Interpreters2010 - Present
PartnerNorman H. Cuadra, PC1997 - Present
Panel AttorneyForsyth County Indigent Defense1997 - Present
Associate JudgeDoraville Municipal Court2005 - 2014
Campaign ChairmanCommittee to Elect Johnny Panos for State Court2001 - 2002
PartnerKelleman & Cuadra, PC1995 - 1997
Certified Legal Intern - Third Year Practice ActBroward County State Attorney1994 - 1995
Felony Probation OfficerFlorida Department of Corrections1990 - 1992
Law ClerkLaw Office of Dominick J. Salfi1990 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Criminal Defense Section - Gwinnett Bar Assoc.President2009 - Present
Forsyth County Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2001 - Present
Federal Bar - Northern District of GeorgiaAttorney1996 - Present
Criminal Section of the Georgia BarMember1995 - Present
Family Law Section of the Georgia BarMember1995 - Present
Council of Municipal Court JudgesDistrict 4 - Representative2011 - 2013
Criminal Defense Section - Gwinnett Bar Assoc.President-Elect2008 - 2009
Criminal Section of Gwinnett BarVice President2007 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. BushNot Guilty
State v. RamirezNot Guilty of 7 Counts of Murder
State v. DarnigaNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
ICLEEthics - How can we all get along?2005
ICLEDUI Immigration Consequences2004
ICLE SeminarTop 20 cases2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawDoctorate1995
University of FloridaRehabilitative Services/CounselingBHS1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Georgia Superior Court Judges CertificationImmigration and Law Enforcement2014
Georgia Municipal Court Judge Certification 2013Immigration and Law Enforcement2013
CNN NewsCan businesses discriminate?2013
BroadcastCNN - Lance Armstorng2013
2013 DUI SeminarEvidence - Defense Perspective2013
Municipal Court Judge Continuing EducationGeorgia Supreme Court - Commission on Interpreters2012
"Leyes Cotidianas" -- Television Show GuestVarious Legal Topics2008
DUI SeminarEthics2005
DUI SeminarDUI and Immigration2004
DUI Case UpdateCase Law Update2003