Paul Norris is a Shareholder and a member of the Firm’s Litigation Group. He represents General Contractors and Subcontractors in either defending or prosecuting claims on their behalf against both owners and other contractors. A significant portion of this work relates to either placing or challenging Construction Liens. As such, he is well versed in all aspects of New Jersey Lien Law, including bringing actions to foreclose upon Liens, or defending such actions. Mr. Norris also has experience in prosecuting and defending Federal Miller Act claims which involve Federal construction projects, or actions which involve state or municipal contracts and their related claims. He has blogged extensively on this topic.
Mr. Norris’ areas of practice include: Probate Litigation; Construction Litigation; Commercial Litigation; and Criminal and Municipal Court representation. Mr. Norris has an extensive and growing Probate Litigation practice, which involves either defending or initiating Will contests on behalf of beneficiaries and purported beneficiaries of an Estate as well as related litigation concerning guardianship proceedings, applications to remove executors, or issues with the improper utilization of a power of attorney. He has both prosecuted and defended actions successfully in this regard, and also serves as a Court appointed Mediator for these types of matters.
Mr. Norris is also involved in all aspects of complex Commercial Litigation. He has successfully defended and prosecuted contractual claims, as well as complex franchise claims under the New Jersey franchise Practices Act. Further, Mr. Norris regularly litigates contractual disputes between corporate entities in both State and Federal Court.
Finally, Mr. Norris has an active Criminal defense practice and represents clients in both Superior and Municipal Court. This practice includes both criminal and motor vehicle offenses in both venues.
Mr. Norris is certified as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court. He is also a frequent contributor to the New Jersey Law Blog. You can read his most recent blog post here.