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Norman Pine, a Certified Appellate Law Specialist (State Bar, CBLS), has been singled out by CAALA (2003: “Appellate Lawyer of the Year"), CELA (Joe Posner Award), and the Daily Journal (“Top Employment Lawyers in California” 2009, 2011–2018, inclusive). For the past ten years he has been one of only a handful of appellate lawyers to make the “Top 100" Southern California Super Lawyers list (2009–2019, inclusive), and he has consistently been listed in Southern California Super Lawyers (Appellate Law). He was recognized in Appellate Law by Best Lawyers in America (2012–2019, inclusive). He has been a frequent speaker (CEB, CAALA, CAOC and CELA, and NELA). Experience and creativity make him highly sought after to handle multi-million dollar appeals. He attended Boalt Hall (Note and Comment Editor, California Law Review). AV-rated (Preeminent), he has written and lectured extensively on appellate and employment law topics. Before forming his own firm, he worked at major firms (both plaintiff and defense).

Contact & Links


  • 14156 Magnolia Boulevard, Suite 200
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91423


  • University of California Berkeley , J.D., graduated 1975
  • University of California Los Angeles, BA, graduated 1971

Bar Admissions

  • California, The State Bar of California


  • Appellate Courts Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association - Member
  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) - Member
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) - Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) - Board of Governors member

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Appellate Practice


  • Martindale-Hubbell's AV Preeminent rating (since 1994)
  • "Street Fighter of the Year Award" Nominee, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), 2015
  • Presidential Award of Merit, "In appreciation of his tireless efforts on SB 383 to craft a solution to demurrer abuse," Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), 2015
  • Named to the Southern California Super Lawyers (Appellate) list, 2004–2019, inclusive
  • University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) J.D. Degree: June 1975; Note and Comment Editor, California Law Review; Moot Court Advisory Program.
  • University of California at Los Angeles B.A. Degree (Summa Cum Laude): June 1971; Phi Beta Kappa; Dean's List (four years); Education Abroad - University of Sussex, England: 1970
  • Named to the "Top Employment Lawyers in the State of California" list, Daily Journal (Los Angeles), 2009, 2011–2018, inclusive
  • Named to the "Top 100" Southern California Super Lawyers (Appellate) list, 2009–2019, inclusive
  • Appellate Lawyer of the Year Award, Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), 2003
  • Named to the Best Lawyers in America (Appellate) list, 2012–2019, inclusive
  • Joe Posner Award (co-winner with Beverly Pine), "in recognition of your continuous dedication to the advancement and protection of employee rights," California Employment Lawyers Association (CAALA), 2008

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