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Andrew Payne Norwood

Personal injury Attorney at Conway, AR

5.0   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State AR
    Acquired 2017
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About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

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    I handle all types of negligence cases including car accidents, 18 wheeler wrecks, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and products liability. I work hard to make sure you get what you deserve.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

In 2009, Andrew graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Psychology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, after which he began pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). In May 2014, after defending his doctoral dissertation and having his doctoral research published, Andrew was awarded his Doctorate of Philosophy from UAMS.   

After UAMS, Andrew decided to use his scientific training and medical knowledge in a unique way, and the legal field provided him with that opportunity. In August 2014, after being awarded a scholarship, Andrew enrolled at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. While in law school, Andrew was selected for the Law Review, where he served as an Assistant Online Editor, Associate Notes Editor, and had his Law Review Note was selected for publication. Andrew was also selected to serve on his law school’s Competition Trial Team, where he had the privilege of representing his law school at a national level and sharpen his advocacy skills through quality competition and valuable interaction with members of the bench and bar from across the United States.

Andrew was also chosen to serve in the UALR Litigation Clinic, where qualified law students receive a special license to practice law in Arkansas under the guidance of a supervising attorney. Andrew fell in love with the Litigation Clinic and ended up participating Advanced Litigation Clinic and the Advanced Litigation Clinic II, where he was given the opportunity to work on more complex and difficult cases and mentor law students in the basic Litigation Clinic. Andrew also participated in the law school Mediation Clinic, which assists courts, families, and state agencies by providing multiple types of mediation to the community free of charge. After extensive training, Andrew was allowed to act as mediators in cases involving allegations of child abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency, small claims issues, and child access and visitation disputes.

While in law school, Andrew clerked for numerous nationally recognized and well-respected plaintiff personal injury and medical malpractice law firms and insurance defense law firms, and was awarded "Top Papers" in: (1) Legal Profession; (2) Legal Editing & Scholarship; (3) Specialized Legal Research; and (4) Law & Medicine. Andrew graduated law school with honors in May 2017, and passed the Arkansas Bar Exam in July of 2017, with a score high enough to qualify for admission to additional jurisdictions without being forced to sit for the Bar Exams for those jurisdictions. In addition, Andrew's Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) score was high enough to pass the jurisdictional requirement in every jurisdiction the United States.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Andrew has made it a point to give back to the community by volunteering his time at the numerous free legal clinics, in conjunction with the Arkansas Bar Association, Arkansas Legal Services Partnership, Center for Arkansas Legal Services, UAMS, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, and the UALR Bowen School of Law. These legal clinics consisted of a dedicated team of Arkansas pro bono attorneys, notaries, and law students that helped prepare simple wills, advance directives, and powers of attorney for health care and financial matters for terminally ill Arkansans. Andrew has also volunteered at several "Wills for Heroes" events, which provide free estate planning documents, simple wills, advance directives, and powers of attorney to police officers, firefighters, emergency health care workers, and these heroes spouses.

 

PRACTICE AREAS

Andrew's academic background makes him uniquely qualified to represent clients who are facing various legal issue, including everything from drafting a simple will or representing a client in an uncontested divorce all the through representing clients who have suffered a catastrophic injury due to an automobile accident or medical negligence. To Andrew, the most rewarding aspect about the practice of law is the ability to make a true difference in his clients’ lives. Andrew is motivated by the circumstances and needs of his clients.

Andrew’s passion is helping individuals and their families through some of life’s most difficult situations. Andrew has been involved in successfully representing families in personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, premises liability, construction site, and medical malpractice cases, where he was instrumental recovering multimillion-dollar recoveries for his clients. In many legal fights, the stakes are high. If you’ve been hurt or suffered a catastrophic injury, Andrew is the lawyer you want in your corner.

Family law also holds a special place in Andrew’s heart, as it gives him the honor and the privilege of fighting for his family law client's legal rights, many of which included: (1) victims of domestic violence seeking an order of protection; (2) parents seeking to establish or modify visitation, child support, or custody arrangements; (3) parents wishing to establish paternity; (4) spouses going through both contested and uncontested divorces; and (5) family members establishing guardianship over children or disabled adult relatives.

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Andrew Norwood is a fifth generation Arkansan, who can trace his Arkansas roots back to 1870. Andrew was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he attended Christ the King Catholic Elementary School and Catholic High School for Boys. After graduating from Catholic High School for Boys in 2005, Andrew attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe where he was an offensive lineman on the 2005 Sunbelt Conference Football Championship Team. Andrew is married it his longtime college sweetheart (Ashley), who is a kindergarten teacher, and the two have a three-year-old son (Henry), who isn't scared of the devil. On his free time, Andrew is an avid hunter and fisherman who loves being outdoors and enjoying the Natural State. Additionally, after playing college football, Andrew continues his love of the game by watching as much college football as he can fit in to his schedule.

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Location

Denton & Zachary, PLLC
700 S. German Lane, Suite 101
Conway, AR, 72034

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Reviews

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Posted by Holly | March 2, 2021
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Holly Hastings
Andrew is a great attorney. He is very aggressive and helped me get child support. He is definitely one of the best in my book.
Posted by Amanda | October 5, 2019
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Client for life
Andrew Norwood handled my car wreck after Allstate wasn’t treating me fair and he did a better job than I could have asked for! He kept me in the loop about my case during every step and always had time to answer my questions. When I came to him I was frustrated with Allstate and he helped me through the process. He obviously cares about his clients and I am a customer for life!
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Posted by Sydney | October 4, 2019
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Andrew is the best!
If you have been injured in a wreck these are the guys you need to hire! Andrew handled my car wreck and I was extremely pleased with his attention to detail, work ethic, and communication during my case. He was able to get me the settlement I was looking for and I can’t recommend him enough!
Posted by Jacob | June 10, 2019
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Excellent
Andrew helped my family so much. Won our case and he didn’t play around. Much appreciation. Hire him for because he’s a go, I highly recommend!
Posted by Chris | January 25, 2019
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Life Saver
Such a great representation of a hardworking lawyer. Not only did he make the process easy on my family, he stayed in touch and had every question answered. The Constant reassurance definitely helped. Not only did he help get a big win for me, he potentially saved me from going down the wrong path at such a young age. I would highly suggest Mr.Norwood.
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Posted by Debbie | January 23, 2019
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Outstanding Representation
From day 1, Andrew was on the job! We didn’t have to spend any time worrying about what was happening, or what was coming; his communication is top notch. He is thorough and responsive to all concerns! He is very knowledgeable of the law and will represented our interest well. I will definitely employ him again, if the need arises.
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Posted by Christina | April 11, 2018
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You’ll be hard pressed to find a better attorney
Andrew was always in communication with me during a long and ridiculous divorce. He kept me updated and consistently reaches out to the other party repeatedly when they refused to answer or communicate. He helped get the issue resolved and was quick to answer any questions I had. This is the first time I’ve needed an attorney and while I hope to not need one again - I’d reach out to him without hesitation.
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Posted by Clark | March 30, 2018
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Change of Venue
Andrew was beyond helpful and knew exactly how to streamline our change of venue. He was extremely prompt and kept us up to date with everything. I would highly recommend him to others!!
Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2018
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If you’re looking for the best attorney you’ll find him here.
We called Andrew on an emergency order. It was over the weekend and he was quick to get with us. We never had to wait impatiently from a reply from him. He’s definitely the best of the best. Not only did he help us tremendously and win our case, he showed us kindness and was a friend to our family. Would recommend him to anyone for anything.
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Posted by Robert | January 8, 2018
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Excellent, Professional Attorney
I employed Andrew Norwood to represent me in a dispute with my Property Owners Association (POA), regarding my yearly POA dues. Andrew Norwood got right on my case and he was extremely easy to get ahold of when I needed him. He got me out of a bad situation and I would not think twice about employing him again if the need arises.
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Posted by Betty | January 4, 2018
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consult
I consulted with Andrew to go over my will & POA & medical POA. He was very professional & gave me the advice I needed & answered all my questions. I will be recommending him to others. He explained to me what I needed to do to get my final affairs in order properly.
Posted by Renee | January 3, 2018
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Great Negotiator
Our company ended up in a dispute with our landlord regarding the lease and the interpretation of the lease. Mr. Norwood read the lease and wrote the management company a strongly worded letter, advising them that we were not backing down. Within 48 hours of him writing the letter, we received notification from the landlord that we were being released of our obligation to them and could move out of the building. When we spoke with them, we were told there were no options. After Andrew took over, things moved very quickly.
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2018
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Happy client
Andrew handled my mother’s will and power of attorney. He was very thorough and made us feel comfortable discussing difficult issues. He responded timely to all of our questions and concerns. I would recommend Andrew and will use him again should the need arise.
Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2017
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Guardianship
Within 24 hours of contacting Andrew Norwood, he presented a petition for emergency guardianship to the judge and it was approved. Two working days later, with Andrew’s legal help, we were granted temporary guardianship of our grandchildren and within two months of the initial contact, we were appointed permanent guardians. All this time, Andrew’s office was three hours away from us and the court where our case was heard. He was available by phone and in person anytime we needed him. Andrew is willing to put in the time it takes to get the job done. He did his research and was able to find pertinent information that was needed to win our case. He is relentless (in a good way). I recommend Andrew without reservations and I will definitely contact him for any future legal needs.
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Posted by Charles | December 23, 2017
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Payroll
Employees Andrew because the company I worked for went out of business an couldn't get my last checks cashed. Andrew sent a demand to pay an I had my money with the next week.
Posted by Randy | December 22, 2017
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Great lawyer!!!
I would use Andrew, again if I need a lawyer! He always answers or calls you back! You get to work one on one with him! He works for you not telling what you want to hear!
Posted by Brian Ponder | November 16, 2017
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Best Attorney in Arkansas!
This guy is the best Attorney in Arkansas! If you ever need someone to represent you regarding any type of legal issue, Andrew Norwood is the man for the job! He and his staff are like a well oiled machine and they know exactly how to make sure your interests are protected! Unfortunately, I had to use his services during a tragic time in my life, when I wasn't able to work due a horrible car accident. He and his staff were very kind and respectful. Mr. Norwood resolved my claim without me having to go to trial. I highly recommend Andrew Norwood!
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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2017
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Norwood is the Best
Andrew Norwood was contacted immediately after I was involved in a wreck that ended up with me being sent to the hospital. Luckily I sustained minor injuries, but the medical bills were expensive. The driver who hit me was legligent and failed to stop his vehichle while I was driving through a green light. Andrew Norwood was able to communicate with the other party’s insurance company so I did not have to worry about answering questions from the insurance company. Andrew filed all the appropriate paperwork needed to take my personal injury case into a settlement. He will do whatever it takes to make sure you are well taken care of. Trust me- you want him on your side and he will fight for you. If you are ever in a wreck or are involved in any type of injury that could have been avoided by the other party, contact Andrew Norwood immediately.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-250 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • Denton & Zachary, PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Munson, Rowlett, Moore & Boone, PA
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • David Hodges Law Firm
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Anderson, Murphy & Hopkins, LLP
  • 2015 - 2016
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Education

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2017
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Ph.D. - Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences
  • 2014
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • B.S. - Biology with Minors in Chemistry and Psychology
  • 2009

Associations

  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Bowen School of Law Student President
  • 2016 - 2017

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2019 Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • 2018 Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top Paper - Law & Medicine
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
  • 2017
  • 2017 Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Paper - Legal Profession
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
  • 2016
  • Top Paper - Legal Editing & Scholarship
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
  • 2016
  • Top Paper - Advanced Specialized Legal Research Criminal Law
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (10)
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Personal injury Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Andrew is a premier attorney in the State of Arkansas. I have worked several cases as opposing counsel against Andrew and he is always professional, skilled, prepared, and effective."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andrew is an unstoppable force with his clients, opposing attorneys, and witnesses. He represents his clients passionately and fully, pulling out all of the stops to get the job done. You can't go wrong having Andrew in your corner."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked opposite Mr. Norwood in a divorce proceeding and he was a pleasure to work with. He is gracious, hard-working, and incredibly knowledgeable of the law. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking representation in a divorce."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Andrew Norwood. He and I worked together at the David Hodges Law Firm, where David stated that he and I were the best law clerks that he had ever had in his fifty years of practicing law. Andrew is very knowledgeable about several different areas of law, and I personally know from working with him that he is an exceptional attorney for medical malpractice cases. With his education at UAMS, you couldn't have a better attorney represent you for a medical malpractice case."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Norwood is the hardest working attorney I know when it comes to his clients. He goes above and beyond in each case to ensure his clients receive the best representation possible. Having worked with him, and as his personal friend, you will not find a better attorney to represent you."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have practiced with and against Andrew. Although I prefer to be on the same side, Andrew Norwood is always professional and puts his clients' interests first. He is who I would call if I needed a lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Andrew is intelligent, hard working and goes the distance for his clients. I highly recommend Andrew for your family law matter."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nobody fights for their client like Andrew. You will be happy to have him on your side."
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Conway Personal injury Lawyer Andrew Payne Norwood
Andrew Payne Norwood
Personal injury Attorney
Conway, AR
Licensed for 6 years