N. M. Norton - Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

N. M. Norton

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2001
Phone: 501-212-1264

N.M. Norton has a commercial litigation practice, including matters under the Arkansas Franchise Practices Act and Deceptive Trade Practices Act and primarily focusing in the areas of governmental litigation, intellectual property, public utilities and administrative and regulatory matters. 

Norton's more recent experience includes:

  • Counsel for an international oil and gas company in litigation resulting from a release of oil from an interstate pipeline.
  • Serving as lead counsel in two major electric utility rate cases and appellate litigation in connection therewith.
  • Successful defense (including appeal) of suit by state Attorney General seeking to extend DTPA to practice of law.
Norton was a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice in the Civil Division from 1974 to 1977. He was Deputy Attorney General for the State of Arkansas from 1977 to 1979. Norton was an adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law from 1996 to 2004, teaching Law and the Internet.


Office Location

200 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 2300
Little Rock, AR 72201-3699
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Energy Law of the Little Rock Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Administrative / Regulatory Law of the Little Rock Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Energy Law of the Little Rock Metro Area
N. M. Norton has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!N. M. Norton has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!N. M. Norton has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Administrative / Regulatory Law
Energy Law (Public Utility)
Information Technology Law
Litigation - Intellectual Property