CA Bar Certified Family Law Specialist! Super Lawyer 2013-2017! Graduate of UCLA & UCLA Law SchoolCA Bar Certified Family Law Specialist! Super Lawyer 2013-2017! Graduate of UCLA & UCLA Law SchoolCA Bar Certified Family Law Specialist! Super Lawyer 2013-2017! Graduate of UCLA & UCLA Law SchoolCA Bar Certified Family Law Specialist! Super Lawyer 2013-2017! Graduate of UCLA & UCLA Law SchoolCA Bar Certified Family Law Specialist! Super Lawyer 2013-2017! Graduate of UCLA & UCLA Law SchoolCA Bar Certified Family Law Specialist! Super Lawyer 2013-2017! Graduate of UCLA & UCLA Law School
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer - Rising Star 2015||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer - Rising Star 2014||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer - Rising Star 2013||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Clients' Choice Award||Avvo||2012|
|Owner||LAW OFFICES OF CATHLEEN E. NORTON||2005 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|San Fernando Valley Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Southern California Family Law American Inn of Court||Executive Committee||2009 - 2010|
|Legal Guide||Child Support and Medical Reimbursements||2012|
|Legal Guide||How is Child Support Calculated in California?||2012|
|Legal Guide||Getting A Divorce? California Child Custody Tips||2012|
|Legal Guide||What is a TRO?||2012|
|UCLA School of Law||Law||JD||2004|
|UCLA||Philosophy, Women's Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|Family Law Inns of Court||Liar, Liar Pants on Fire; Imputation of Income Using Discovery Tools||2010|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||Using the Internet as a Discovery Tool||2010|
Posted by Ash
Cathleen helped me win and we didn't just win...we won big. As a single a Father, my custody case was everything to me. Believe me when I say that Cathleen Norton is a cut above the competition in every way. Smart and strategic. Passionate and caring. Cathleen is the kind of lawyer that truly commits to excellence in her field and that is why she blows away the competition!
There is no doubt in my mind that the other side wishes they could have hired Cathleen instead. There are only five stars but I wish I could give ten stars because that is what Cathleen and her law firm deserve. I am forever grateful that I stumbled upon Avvo in my search to find the best lawyer to represent my case. I strongly suggest you read through Cathleen's client reviews as I did. The proof is in the pudding. You simply won't find another Lawyer with as many satisfied and thankful clients as Cathleen Norton.
Before I found Ms. Norton, I had initial consultations with five other Family Lawyers in my search to find the best representation. I had spoke with many others Lawyers by phone. No one wants to go to court but when it comes to your family, future and success in life –– you can't make these decisions lightly. Going into a legal battle with the best representation possible (or lack thereof) will make or break your case. Deciding to hire Cathleen was the best decision I made and in the future I wouldn't want to work with anyone else. I would absolutely recommend her to my closest family and friends.
In times past, I've worked with lawyers who would meticulously charge me for every single thing they could. With Cathleen and her team there was always a sense of understanding and compassion in regards to everything. I must say that they were generous and careful with both the retainer and the fees I was being charged. I know for a fact in many instances they saved me money.
My court case was complex and had many layers to it. Over the course of almost a year we were put to the test in the court room. There were many ups and downs. Cathleen and her law firm were always there for me –– keeping me updated and educated on every twist and turn. Heidi, Aine and Albertine are a fantastic team and I enjoyed the process of working with all of them.
In the end, not only did Cathleen exceed all expectations as a lawyer, I felt she truly cared for the outcome of my case in only the way a friend could. That passion for winning the case was clear in her final closing statements to the Judge and it was as persuasively delivered as any courtroom scene from a movie. When the Judge ruled in our favor I couldn't help but feel blessed and appreciative for the knowledge, dedication and preparation of Cathleen Norton and her entire team. Thank you again Cathleen, you're the best!
Posted by Adrienne
Cathleen will fight for your interests as if they were her own. Cathleen is a fighter and she knows how to work the system and opposing counsel to get things accomplished. Her advice is sage and objective. During a highly emotional process, she is a calm presence who always has your best interests at heart. She explains what is doable and the areas that will require compromise. Her staff is responsive and will be there for you during a laborious process. If you are a woman who wants to leave Los Angeles County with your children, Cathleen has the skill to make it happen. She will make sure that you are as prepared as possible to handle the challenges inherent in a move away case. Meet with Cathleen, hire Cathleen, you will not be disappointed. If you are unhappy with your current representation, as I was, call Cathleen and meet with her. Firing my first attorney and hiring Cathleen was the best decision I made. She literally changed my life. I will always be grateful to Cathleen, Heidi and the rest of the staff for all they did for me and my daughter. Thank you.
Posted by geena
I am fortunate to find Cathleen. I am fortunate she agreed to take on my complicated case. I am fortunate and beyond words gratefulI to Cathleen Norton and her team for resolving my case. She gave me back what was lost for years: a sense of peace, safety and justice.
If you need an attorney you can TRUST, who will PASSIONATELY FIGHT for you and KNOWS HOW, who is PERSONABLE, REACHABLE and COST-EFFECTIVE - Cathleen Norton is THE ONE!
Posted by Raul
As a combat veteran the last battle I wanted to fight was a divorce case with the woman I had loved. With the ally that I found in Cathleen I was sure that the battle was going to be handled well. I was kept up-to-date on every aspect of my case and was informed the tactics she would use to make sure that my daughter and I were taken care of. Many people told me that, as I transitioned out of the Marines and into civilian truck driving, I would not get very good visitation rights; however, with the help of Ms. Norton, I was able to get great visitation with my child and be a big part of the life of my beautiful child. Not only did she work with me as I drove across the country, she would at times wait up late or have her paralegals talk with me to prepare for the court dates. I felt that, at every corner of the nasty divorce case, I was truly dealt with as a friend and a co-worker, not merely a client. I still keep in touch with Ms. Norton as she still checks up on me and my child and how we are progressing to this day. She is an outstanding attorney and friend, and I highly recommend her.
Posted by Jared
I'll never quite be able to repay Cathleen Norton and her exceptional team at the firm (thanks Albertine!, Heidi and Aine) for their help in resolving my child custody issues.
Cathleen picked up the pieces of a messy divorce started by another attorney and expertly guided me through the steps necessary to fight a virtual onslaught of legal attacks designed to reduce the time I would be able to spend with him.
She was super informative, respectful of my financial issues and worked closely with me to mitigate my financial burden while pulling out all the stops during trial.
It was obvious when walking into court that everyone - from other attorneys to the bailiffs, clerks and court reporters up to the judge - liked, respected and held her in high esteem for her pragmatic approach to case management and keeping conflict low. There is really no value you can put on that in the courtroom.
I'd recommend Cathleen to any Dad fighting to have their kids in their lives, or anyone really. She exudes confidence (for good reason) and really made me feel like someone was working for me and set my mind at ease during one of the most stressful and scary times in my life.
At the end of the day she got me exactly what I asked for regarding custodial time and parental status in a very high conflict divorce. She made me reasonable when I was acting emotionally and fought like the devil for me on the issues I was most concerned with.
May you never need a lawyer for this kind of thing, but if you do, I'd highly recommend Cathleen Norton.
Posted by Mary
If you are reading this review look no further. Fate had led me to Cathleen Norton's office. I truly couldn't have been more blessed! During the consultation Cathleen's knowledge, professionalism, and confidence assured me that I had come to the right place. Cathleen genuinely made me feel like a family member instead of a case number. Cathleen listened to all of my questions and carefully addressed my concerns. Cathleen is honest, realistic, and respectfully sugar-coats nothing. Her attentiveness, compassion and drive never fail short. Cathleen and her team kept me well informed throughout the entire process. I was updated at all times. The staff including Cathleen returned my calls and email in lighting speed! Cathleen's dedication and advocacy led to prevailed justice . In and out of the courtroom Cathleen's presence is powerful yet calming . With Cathleen at my side I felt untouchable! Cathleen strategizes to execute with remarkable precision. Cathleen also has a sense of humor that shines so bright in a time of darkness . My family and I are truly grateful for her . Indeed we were blessed with the best ! I highly recommend her .
Posted by Nessa
Besides being very experienced attorney, Ms Norton is very well respected within the community of lawyers. She has been handling my child visitation and child support case after my ex took me to court. Not only Cathleen is very knowledgeable about the laws and past court cases, but she is also very aggressive and articulate in the courtroom. I highly recommend Ms. Norton if you think of hiring a lawyer for your family court case.
Posted by Laura
Ms Norton is clearly at the top for being the most eminent family law attorney in California. My divorce and child custody case was battled against one of the highest paid renowned law firms and justice was prevailed with Ms Norton's expertise and guidance. As a specialist in legal strategy, negotiations and trial, Cathleen's strength lies in her ability to guide clients through complex litigation and proceedings. I highly recommend Cathleen to represent any case at all levels of difficulty if you want success delivered.
Posted by Steven
Cathleen and everyone in her office is just amazing! My case had been dragging on for 8 years. I had gone through 3 attorneys and consulted with a 4th before I found Cathleen. From our first meeting, I knew that she was the right person for my case. She made me feel that she was personally vested in ensuring that I received a positive outcome. She took on my case just weeks before a scheduled settlement conference and yet she showed up completely prepared. It was amazing, and things only got better for me from that point on. In the end she was able to get me divorced within 4 months of taking my case. She truly cares about her clients!
Alexandra Lavinsky, Family Attorney
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Ms. Norton is a highly motivated and talented attorney. Her knowledge of the law, creative ability to apply it and passion for legal advocacy make her an excellent choice for someone seeking zealous legal representation.
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