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Norman Douglas Norwood

Criminal defense Attorney at Rogers, AR

5.0   473 reviews

also known as Doug Norwood


Licensed for 35 years

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About Norman

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    60%
    Our 7 lawyer firm defends felonies, DWI's and all criminal cases. My firm has defended more than 30,000 cases. We have 4 former prosecutors and fight hard to get great results for our clients.

    35 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    33%

    35 years

  3. Violent crime
    6%

    35 years

  4. Civil rights
    1%
    We had handled every type of civil rights case involving police misconduct.Won a $1.8 million dollar settlement in a class action illegal strip search case in federal court and a $1 million dollar wrongful jail death case..

    35 years

Former prosecuting attorney Doug Norwood has devoted his legal career to defending people of Northwest Arkansas against felonies, DWI's, drug charges, violent charges and all other criminal or traffic charges. He chose not to do bankruptcies, divorces, personal injury cases, etc. Over the last quarter of a century, he has hand-picked a team of top litigation attorneys who he leads.  Mr. Norwood and his team have defended more than 30,000 criminal cases, including more than 9,000 DWI cases. 

For over 5 years, Mr. Norwood has been nominated and voted by his peers as a "Superlawyer" for the Mid-South Region.  In addition, on two occasions, he has been named by the Arkansas Times, as one of the "Best Criminal Law/DWI Lawyers in Arkansas."  Mr. Norwood has also received the coveted Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rating, which sets him apart as one of the Preeminent Lawyers in his field of criminal defense and DWI law.  He also was one of the founding members in establishing the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has served as the President of that association.

Licensed for 35 years
State AR
Status Active
Acquired 1987
Updated 10/07/2022
State MO
Status Inactive
Acquired 1993
Updated 09/20/2022
State TX
Status Inactive
Acquired 1993
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Norman

Norwood & Norwood, P. A.
Norwood & Norwood, P. A.
1 East Center
Suite 320-A
Fayetteville, AR, 72701
Norwood & Norwood, P. A.
628 Highway 412 West
Springdale, AR, 72762
Norwood & Norwood, P. A.
1003 SE 14th Street
Suite 1
Bentonville, AR, 72712
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Reviews

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Posted by Bill | April 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Felony charge reduced to misdemeanor, no jail!
I was facing possible prison time and worried to death. I hired Norwood and everyone was very nice and they made me feel much better about the entire process. Anytime I called they called right back and I felt they were there for me. They cared. They got me the very best I could hope for in the circumstances. I didn't see any prison or jail time and ended up with only a misdemeanor offense. I am 100% satisfied with Norwood and Norwood and would recommend them to anyone.
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Posted by Margaret | April 19, 2019
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NOT GUILTY - DWI
I was charged with a DWI. I hired Norwood and everyone was very helpful and prompt helping me through the process and will work you through any and every concern. It ended up where Norwood was able to get me found NOT GUILTY on all charges and I couldn't be happier!!!!!
Posted by Rachel | November 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Norwood and Norwood has always been there ready to help.
Ten years ago, Norwood and Norwood helped me get a felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor as well as getting the best possible deal in conjunction with back-to-back DUIs. Their prices are fair; especially affordable for a then 21-year-old. Currently their team, more specifically, Jessica, helped me seal those records in a timely manner. I cannot tell you how much Norwood and Norwood has helped me with my legal issues throughout my past. I hope that I never have to consult with them again, but if I must, I know I will be in good hands.
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Posted by Angela | March 17, 2022
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DWI
They were great! Got all charges dropped!! They were helpful at explaining everything we needed to go to court too.
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2022
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Wonderful Lawyers
I had a felony and Norwood and Norwood were great at figuring out my whole situation and keeping me updated with the progress! They were able to get everything expunged and to give me hope.
Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
2022 and still Awesome
Not Guilty but was being accused anyway. Doug and his great attorney team went to work fighting the good fight. They handled every communication professionally and promptly working the court systems as fast as they could to clear all accusation successfully without me needing to worry about much at all. After which the sealing process with Jessica was super smooth and quick. Thank you Norwood and Team!
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Posted by Jeff | December 21, 2021
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Excellent Representation
The attorneys and team at Norwood & Norwood were great to work with. They were easily accessible to any questions I had and explained the process each step of the way. They successfully had my charges dropped and case dismissed. They were very professional and thorough with the details of my case. Thank you Norwood & Norwood!
Posted by Calvin | December 19, 2021
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Great Lawyer, Great Crew Behind Him
I was suggested I call Norwood through a friend who he helped out. I was not disappointed. My case was totally excused! Norwood is an outstanding lawyer, and the staff that backs him is professional and great at communication! I would definitely recommend Norman Norwood to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
DWI
The attorneys were very diligent on handling my case. They kept me up to date on any information that they found and kept in constant contact with me. I would recommend Norwood and Norwood to anyone needing representation.
Posted by Teodorico | September 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Phenomenal service, professional, affordable, & available throughout the whole process. This firm helps with any questions or concerns you have & works with you to find a payment plan that works. They have everything you would look for in a firm & I enjoyed working with them while going through my legal services.
Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2021
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First time using Norwood & Norwood
This firm takes tremendous care of their clients and works their tail off to make sure you get the best results. Would recommend them on anything.
Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2021
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Very Appreciative!
After retaining this law firm to represent me in my traffic violations (which they successfully achieved the result of one of my charges being reduced and another dismissed), I opted to retain them again to have my remaining misdemeanor record sealed. So I retained the firm again in January 2021 and just 6 months later all paperwork has been taken care of and my record has been sealed. The representative that assisted me was absolutely wonderful and followed the lengthy process through every step of the way. Even went the extra mile to respond to me after normal work hours. I would definitely recommend this law firm for any legal matters you may run into. They are a very caring and helpful group with years of experience and expertise.
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Posted by Tracy | July 21, 2021
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Great Experience
I hired Norwood & Norwood to seal my record and have used them in the past. They where great about keeping me informed and handling all matters fast and efficient.
Posted by Jeff | June 9, 2021
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DUI Case, Amazing Attorney
First off Victoria Gamil is a very compassionate attorney, I really didn't believe it was possible with any attorney but I was wrong, Girlfriend was allegedly intoxicated, wrecked my truck into a neighbor's work van, she drove back to our house, my girl refused a toxicology test, and was arrested, and then they impounded my truck, DUi charge dropped, driving without Ins, dropped, lesser charge given, NO JAIL TIME, just awesome!! Minimum fines, so much a better outcome than expected, Thank You Norwood & Norwood, and Ms.Gamil.
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2021
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Would highly recommend
Such a great experience with Norwood! They went out of their way to help me and kept me informed throughout the process. I would definitely recommend hiring if/when your need arises!
Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
One bad night saved my your #one friendly Neighborhood heros
One long stressful night with with a week ago's party cans left behind. Hit with a dwi that was the start and ending of my night. Thanks to those amazing heros whom actually serve us helping me out with the lowest penalty. This truly amazing lawyers understand where you are coming from and will do anything in there powers to make things right. Most definitely recommend, 10 stars in my books.
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Posted by Robert | March 10, 2021
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Charges dropped
I was very stressed during this time....being charged with a crime... Angela at Norwood and Norwood was awesome...the whole crew there was very responsive and I actually felt was working hard to defend me...
Posted by Nancy | January 22, 2021
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Misdemeanor ticket
I had so many questions and was very nervous about my case. Everyone was so so courteous, helpful and patient. They took the time to explain and reassure me they were there to help me. They handled everything in a timely manner and kept me informed along the way. I am so grateful for their assistance.
Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great law firm
They went above and beyond with my DWI charge and we won.. thank you for all your help guys
Posted by June | November 17, 2020
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Drug Charge Dismissed
I was charged with possession of marijuana and the Norwood team was able to get my charges dismissed completely and they were so nice and helpful the entire time! Super thankful for them.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Pres
  • Norwood & Norwood, P. A.
  • 1988 - Present
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Benton County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 1987 - 1988

Education

  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • Zammron v City of Siloam Springs, Arkansas
  • Defendants settled for $1.8 million.
  • Swindle v State of Arkansas, 373 Ark. 518 (2008)
  • Error declared
  • Stufflebeam v Harris, 521 F.3d 884 (8th Cir. 2008)
  • Summary judgment for Trooper reversed. Arkansas Attorney General settled case after reversal.
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Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Life Member
  • N/A
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President
  • 2007 - 2008

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Champion of Justice
  • Akansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • President
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Lawyer Community Legacy Award
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • 2007
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • Champion of Justice
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2003
  • Named one of the Best Criminal Law/DWI lawyers in Arkansas
  • Arkansas Times
  • 2002
  • Named one of the Best Criminal Law/DWI lawyers in Arkansas
  • Arkansas Times
  • 1998
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Publications

  • Norwood & Norwood
  • Constructive Possession in Criminal Law
  • 2017
  • Norwood & Norwood
  • Prosecutorial Misconduct in Closing Arguments
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Search and seizer
  • 2019
  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Reversible errors update
  • 2018
  • NWA Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Constructive Possession in Criminal Law 1
  • 2017
  • 2016 Last Chance CLE
  • Prosecutorial Misconduct
  • 2016
  • San Luis Obisbo Criminal Defense Section Meeting
  • Prosecutorial Misconduct
  • 2015
  • Florida Public Defender Assn -Building a Better Defense
  • Prosecuatorial Misconduct in Closing Arguments
  • 2015
  • Arkansas City Attorneys Assn-Winter Meeting
  • DWI Update & Prosecutor Misconduct
  • 2014
  • Racing for Justice XI
  • Prosecutor Misconduct-Closing 2
  • 2012
  • Jeff Harper
  • Criminal Justice in Arkansas
  • 2012
  • Western AR Trial Practice Seminar
  • DWI
  • 2010
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Prosecutor Misconduct-Closing Argument 1
  • 2009
  • Arkansa Best of CLE
  • Criminal Law Issues
  • 2009
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Search and Seizure
  • 2008
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Prosecutor Misconduct-Discovery Issues
  • 2007
  • Annual Death Penalty Conference
  • Death Penalty Issues
  • 2005
  • Annual Death Penalty Conference
  • Death Penalty Issues
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (10)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very well respected criminal defense attorney in NWA. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a law student, I enjoyed watching Mr. Norwood argue in court. He has a great reputation in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Having worked with Doug for over 2 years now, I can say without a doubt clients cannot go wrong with him representing them. His knowledge of the law is astounding, routinely pulling helpful cases out of his head that are decades old, and being right on point! If he knows this much at the drop of a hat, imagine what he can do when he takes his time on a case! Definitely a client's dream attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Doug is honest and has great integrity. He is blessed with both a scholarly insight of the law and the ability to implement that knowledge in the court room on the behalf of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Doug Norwood since we started law school back in 1984. After graduating law school, Doug started his legal career with the prosecutor’s office in Benton County, Arkansas. Since that time, he has been focused exclusively on criminal law and I find him to be extremely knowledgeable in that area. If I get stuck on a criminal case, he is the guy I call because I respect his opinion. He has done a great deal of appellate work, search and seizure work, and research in general, in all aspects in criminal law. I trust and admire his judgment completely."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have been working as an attorney with Norwood & Norwood for about six years. I have never seen another attorney research and study the law as much as Doug. He really is incredibly intelligent and can craft complex legal arguments for even the most unusual cases. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this attorney. He is one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the area. I have referred many people to him and his firm."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug lives for the law, and researches issues relating to criminal defense, especially DWI, and civil rights violations by police, from every state in the United States. He is easy going, the judges and other lawyers like him and respect him. He is recognized as being one of the very best in his field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Other
"I've known Doug Norwood for many years, as a mentor and a friend, and hold him in the highest esteem. He has a well-deserved reputation in the community for zealous representation of this clients. I know him to be passionate about the law, professional and ethical in all his dealings."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Rogers Criminal defense Lawyer Norman Douglas Norwood
Norman Douglas Norwood
Criminal defense Attorney
Rogers, AR
Licensed for 35 years
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