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Jay S. Norton

Criminal defense Attorney at San Antonio, TX

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  • Licensed for 38 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1985
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Jay S. Norton, former Chief of the Criminal Trial Division of the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, is a San Antonio native with over 34 years of experience practicing law.

Jay received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from St. Mary’s University and his Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University – School of Law. He began his legal career in 1985 at Bexar County Legal Aid.

In late 1986, Jay joined the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney. Jay served in this position for six years before entering private practice as a criminal defense attorney. Jay has successfully tried hundreds of cases as both a prosecutor and defense attorney, in both state and federal courts.

He would later return to the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office after Nico LaHood’s election in 2014, where he rose to the leadership role as a section chief.

As a District Attorney section chief, his responsibilities included the daily supervision, training, and mentoring of all Assistant Criminal District Attorneys assigned to the felony trial courts of Bexar County.

Jay has extensive trial experience encompassing all classes and degrees of criminal cases, including the most serious felony offenses under Texas law.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Location

Lahood Norton Law Group PLLC
40 NE Loop 410 Ste 525
San Antonio, TX, 78216

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Posted by Keith | January 19, 2015
Best lawyer in San Antonio area
Mr Norton pulled off a miracle for me and saved me from a long prison sentence. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer to defend them in the federal leagl system. I couldn't have asked for more from Mr Norton he is a true professional and will treat you with the utmost respect and will not mislead you. I would like to thank Mr Norton for giving me my freedom back
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
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Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Lahood Norton Law Group
  • 2019 - Present

Education

  • St. Mary's University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1985
  • St. Mary's University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1985

Associations

  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • San Antonio Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Past President
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • America’s Most Honored Lawyers
  • American Registry
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated - Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
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Federal crime Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"When I was at the Bexar County District Attorney's Office, Jay Norton was known among all of us as the best trial lawyer in San Antonio, and one of the best n the State of Texas. I am lucky enough to now work with him in private practice in the LaHood Norton Law Firm. Jay has been a great mentor, and an unbelievable defense lawyer on both State and Federal cases. It was a challenge to go against him, and it is an honor to be working by his side."
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San Antonio Criminal defense Lawyer Jay S. Norton
Jay S. Norton
Criminal defense Attorney
San Antonio, TX
Licensed for 38 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available