Richard G. Norris, II
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Richard Norris represents clients in matters of insurance defense, bad faith claims, employment law, and trade secrets law. He has also defended major manufacturers in product liability cases. Richard has handled cases in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Montana, Arizona, California, Florida and South Carolina.

An active member of the Defense Research Institute and the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, Richard has also served as an Associate Professor of Business Law at Belhaven University (formerly Belhaven College) in Jackson.
He earned his undergraduate degree from Mississippi College and a J.D. from the Mississippi College School of Law.
Current Employment Position:

Bad Faith
Employment Contracts -- Employer
Federal Appellate Practice
Life & Health
Premises Liability
Products Liability
State Appellate Practice
Trade Secrets
Litigation Percentage:

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Mississippi, 2002
U.S. District Court - Northern District of Mississippi, 2002
U.S. District Court - Southern District of Mississippi, 2002
U.S. District Court - Northern District of Florida, 2008
U.S. District Court - Southern District of Indiana, 2009
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2002
Mississippi College School of Law
Jackson, Mississippi, J.D., 2002
Honors: magna cum laude
 Dean's List
Charles Clark Inns of Court
Honor Court- Prosecutor
LSBA Senator
American Jurisprudence Award: Property
American Jurisprudence Award: Commercial Paper
American Jurisprudence Award: Conflicts of Laws
Mississippi College
Clinton, MS, B.S., 1999
Major: Communications
Honors: summa cum laude
Dean's List
Rhodes Scholarship Nominee
National Dean's List
President's List
Presidential Scholar
Alpha Chi
Reported Cases:
Dean v. One Life America, Inc., Civil Action No. 4:11-cv-203-CWR-LRA (S.D. Miss. Mar. 7, 2013)
            Sharp v. Atwood Mobile Prods., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS
            102598 (S.D. Miss. July 24, 2012)
Daniels v. Parker and Associates, Inc., 99 So.3d 797 (Ms.Ct.App. 2012)
Palmer v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co., 2011 WL 284495 (S.D. Miss Jan. 25, 2011)
Previto v. Ryobi North America, Inc., 2011 WL 197277 (S.D. Miss. Jan. 19, 2011)
Previto v. Ryobi North America, Inc., 2011 WL 135673 (S.D. Miss. Jan. 14, 2011)

Previto v. Ryobi North America, Inc., 2011 WL 124254 (S.D. Miss. Jan. 12, 2011)

Previto v. Ryobi North America, Inc., 2010 WL 5185055 (S.D. Miss. Dec. 16, 2010)

Previto v. Ryobi North America, Inc., 2010 WL 5185070 (S.D. Miss. Dec. 16, 2010)

Palmer v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co., 2010 WL 2773381 (S.D. Miss. July 13, 2010)

Stewart v. Prudential Life Ins. Co. of Am., 44 So.3d 953 (Miss. 2010)

Allgood v. Met. Life Ins. Co., 534 F. Supp. 2d 591 (S.D. Miss. 2008)

Whalen v. Abbott, Simses & Kuchler, 2008 WL 2477480 (S.D. Miss. June 17, 2008)
Flaig v. Hi-Line Electric Company, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 102540 (N.D. Tex. 2007)

Prudential Ins. Co. of Am. v. Stewart, 969 So. 2d 17 (Miss. 2007)

Sun Life Ass. Co. of Can. (U.S.) v. Fairley, 485 F. Supp. 2d 731 (S.D. Miss. 2007)

McCrory v. Ryobi Tech., Inc., 2007 WL 1140663 (S.D. Miss.Apr. 13, 2007)

Landry v. Smith, 2006 WL 2990494 (S.D. Miss.Oct. 19, 2006)

Smith v. Am. Gen. Fin. Servs., Inc., 2006 WL 2571346 (N.D. Miss.Sept. 1, 2006)

Hutton v. Am. Gen. Life & Acc. Ins. Co., 909 So. 2d 87 (Miss. Ct. App. 2005) 
Published Works / Classes Taught:

Mississippi Manufacturers Association Legal Briefs- May 2015 Issue

"Form I9 Audits: The Time for Compliance is Now"

Served on the adjunct faculty of Belhaven University (formerly Belhaven College) as an instructor of Business Law
Honors and Awards
Named to the Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising
List for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer
American Society of Legal Advocates (Selected as a Top 40 Under 40 Litigation Lawyer in MS)
2014, 2015 and 2016
Named Mississippi Business Journal 2011 "Leaders in Law"

The Mississippi Bar, 2000 - Present

Madison County Bar Association, 2008-Present

Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, 2000 - Present
Defense Research Institute
Mississippi Manufacturers Association          
American Bar Association  
Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
Birth Information:

Jackson, Mississippi



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