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John (Jack) Norton

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Location:Kansas City, Missouri
Phone:(816) 454-5800
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Jack Norton was born in Kansas City, Missouri and has been a lifelong resident of Clay and Platte counties. Mr. Norton attended the University of Missouri-Columbia and graduated with a B.A. in History in 1974. Mr. Norton attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan where he graduated with distinction in 1978. Mr. Norton was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1978 at which time he joined his father, William Harrison Norton, in the practice of law at Norton & Pollard, P.C., which later became Norton, Pollard & Norton P.C., and eventually Norton & Norfleet, P.C.

In his first 10 years of practice Mr. Norton had a general practice including domestic relations, traffic law, personal injury and numerous civil matters. Over the last 24 years Mr. Norton has developed a reputation as one of the preeminent medical malpractice and personal injury trial attorneys in the state of Missouri. Mr. Norton has tried in excess of 150 jury trials in his career and is credited with having obtained 7 verdicts in excess of $1 million. In 2004 Mr. Norton obtained a $22 million verdict on behalf of a brain-injured child who sustained injuries in a tractor-trailer accident. The verdict was the largest trucking verdict and the third largest overall verdict in the state of Missouri that year.

Jack was recently elected a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL). The College, composed of the best of the trial bar, is for those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. He also received recent recognition by The National Trial Lawyers- Top 100 Trial Lawyers and was named to the Top Ten Attorneys by The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOPIA)

Jack is married to Deborah Norton and they have four children, Elijah Norton, Hunter Norton, Keira Boyle and Kennedy Boyle.

Bar Admissions

Missouri, 1978
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1978
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1986

Education

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
J.D. - 1978
Honors: With Distinction
University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, USA
A.B. - 1974
Major: History

Published Works

Pretrial Discovery: Physical/Mental Examination of Plaintiff Missouri Products Liability Handbook, 1988
Direct & Cross Examination of Lay & Expert Witnesses MATA Personal Injury-Winning Trial Strategies & Trial Notes, 1989

Honors and Awards

Lon Hocker Memorial Trial Lawyer Award, Missouri Bar Foundation, 1988

Professional Associations and Memberships

American College of Trial Lawyers
American Board of Trial Advocates
The National Trial Lawyers- Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Super Lawyers
American Association for Justice (AAJ), Missouri State Delegate, 1989-1995
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA), Board of Governors, 1986-1996
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA), Past Executive Board Member
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA), Vice President, 1994
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA), President Elect, 1995
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA), President, 1996
Missouri Bar Association
Clay County Bar Association, President, 1988-1989
Platte County Bar Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Seventh Judicial Commission of Missouri, 1986-1996

Fraternities/Sororities

Sigma Nu
Nation's Premier NAOPIA Top Ten Attorney 2014
The National Top 100 Trail Lawyers
Super Lawyers John Norton
American College Of Trail Lawyers

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Norton & Norfleet, P.C.

6000 N. Oak Trafficway, Suite 201
Kansas City, MO 64118
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Phone: (816) 454-5800
Fax: 816-454-5016

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Notable Verdicts & Settlements

Coleman vs. Auto Auction Transport, et. al.

Tractor Trailer Accident

$22,000,000.00 jury verdict in a tractor-trailer accident. The plaintiff, an 8-year-old boy, suffered severe, permanent injuries, including a brain injury. The defense made no settlement offer prior to trial.

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