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.