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Norman Douglas Norwood

Criminal defense Attorney at Rogers, AR

5.0   519 reviews

also known as Doug Norwood

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  • State Years
    Arkansas - AR 36 years
    Missouri - MO 30 years
    Texas - TX 30 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State AR
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Norman

Learn Norman’s areas of practice.

4
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.

    37 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    33%

    37 years

  3. Violent crime
    6%

    37 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..

    37 years

FORMER PROSECUTOR. FELONY/DWI/ALL CRIMINAL CHARGES. WON OR HAVE HAD DISMISSED THOUSANDS OF CHARGES!

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.

Awards

Client's Choice 2024,2023,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2024 2023 2021 + 10 ...

Location

Norwood & Norwood, P. A.
2001 South Dixieland
Rogers, AR, 72758
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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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Bill | April 8, 2019
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| 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 anonymous | March 1, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
DWI - NOT GUILTY & EASY PROCESS
I live out of state but was in the area for work. After a couple drinks with coworkers, I was pulled over and charged with a DWI, refusal to blow, and reckless driving. Because I was out of state, it was difficult for me to travel in for court. My Norwood & Norwood attorney helped make this easy, eliminating the need for me to travel in initially and then postponing my court date to accommodate my schedule better. After the date was moved and before court, my attorney informed me that she had found that the arresting officer was no longer there and I was able to have my DWI found not guilty and the refusal and reckless driving were dropped! I am now working with them to seal DWI so it is removed from my record completely. They've been very accommodating and helpful in this stressful time!
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2024
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Highly recommend! Great Lawyer and Great Staff
I hired Norwood and Norwood for a legal issue. Based off evidence I presented they were able to get this miserable case dismissed. Afterwards they were able to get my case expunged and now this ridiculous nightmare has finally ended. I highly recommend Norwood and Norwood to stand in your place to fight a corrupt system.
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2024
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Record Sealed
Great customer service and easy to work with. Completed the services in a timely manner.
Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Incredible Job
Jessica was an amazing help to resolve my case, and was incredibly communicative throughout the process.
Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2024
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Very Professional
Victoria was my attorney but I received help from the entire Norwood team. They were very professional, prompt, and I never felt like my case wasn’t in the best hands. Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
shoplifting charge - Gone!
Jessica and the other Norwood team treated this case like it was their only case and life or death. It was really important to them to help out and got the case sealed as if it never happened. Jessica was so great with communication and constantly kept us up to date on information. Highly recommend them!
Posted by Alexis | December 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Takes care of everything!’
They were FANTASTIC when my daughter got into some traffic trouble. They were super responsive, kept us up to date, we never even had to go to court bc they went on our behalf and best of all, they were able to keep it off her record! I’m hoping we don’t need them again in the future - ha!! But I’m so glad we’ve found them just in case! Definitely call - you won’t regret it.
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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2023
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Great and Personal Service!
Quick with the case and helped over the years for each step to help close everything out. Jessica Ames really cares and is amazing at what she does.
Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2023
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Great Firm!!!
I recieved a DWI Bentonville back in February and not being from the State of AR, I was advised to hire Norwood and Norwood. Money well spent. Kylie Glass was my attorney and she was first class proffesional through the whole process, always took the time to listen to my questions as was straight forward in her answers. Mark was my trial coordinator and he was the same way always returned my messages and calls and answered my questions. I was always treated as a person and like my case was their only one. I have only dealt with attorneys a few times and this is what you want they advise you and lead you in the correct direction. In November Kylie had the charges dropped and it was worth every penny and then some. If you need representation for DWI in my experience in AR don’t think twice hire Norwood and Norwood.
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Posted by Todd Shannon | December 1, 2023
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Review of Rebecca’s work
Rebecca did an outstanding job helping me get the situation taken care of I appreciate our time and effort that was put into it and will use you again thank you very much Todd Shannon
Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2023
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MD
Helped with a DWI, followed up and spot on advice Jessica was great with answering questions. Really helpful.
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The racecar trifecta!
Speeding, Racing, "Reckless". Not sure how one can be reckless, with another consenting adult and no one around you for 1/2 mile (except that officer, 1/2 mile away). Default tickets like that are just abusive. New to the area in the past few years and new to getting traffic tickets in general in the past 15 years or so, I did the normal googling and worth of mouth and interviewed 3 different firms. One of the three firms for the most part said I'm going to jail for a year, the second wasn't confident sounding. Norwood, on the other hand, put on the white gloves and treated me like their top client, for a traffic ticket(s). Worth every penny spent! Can't say enough good things about Kylie, Mark and the crew, they answered all my questions, communicated extremely well, listened to my crazy ideas and suggestions. In the end, I just have one ticket, 60 days suspension and a few extra days of community service. I suppose it could have been much worse, the other guy had everything stick, except jail. :(
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2023
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Excellent Job
My lawyer was very timely and responsive, understanding of my situation and did everything to eliminate court costs and fees, and my case was completely dismissed. I didn’t even have to go to court. There was no extra fees or hidden surprise expenses. She took time to answer my questions and reassure me. And even gave me additional information about having my record sealed. Very nice job by my lawyer and all of the staff that helped me.
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2023
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Case Dismissed!
I couldn’t be happier with my result from Norwood & Norwood. My attorney, Kylie, did an amazing job of explaining my case and what we needed to do in order for a dismissal. The staff was great at answering my emails and keeping me informed. Thank you to Kylie and the wonderful staff for being so helpful. I’m very pleased!
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2023
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Case Dismissed
Was arrested for an Assault charge but they were able to get the charge dismissed. I did have to wait for a year to follow through with the courts requirements of monthly counseling and tri-monthly psychiatric check ups. But that was due to the psychiatric origins of the arrest. I would highly recommend this firm.
Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2023
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Early Release
Jessica was fantastic she got my early release from probation in only a couple of days. I'm more than pleased with the quick turnaround and will be using them for sealing my case.
Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2023
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Excellent Service
Made this process super easy, with their calls before schedule court dates. Super professional and understanding. Took the time to answer all my questions. Not intimidated on the stand.
Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2023
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Highly Recommend
The professional aspect is beyond measure. Everyone on their Team handles each case as thoroughly and righteously as possible. Couldn't be more satisfied by the entire process.
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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

Sample of 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

Honors and 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)
Endorse Norman
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 36 years
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