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M. Dean "Boo" Norris


Dean “Boo” Norris offers clients, ranging from Fortune 500 to small businesses, a unique combination of seasoned litigator and experienced business and contract negotiator. 

His work experience, before attending law school, as a baseball coach, special education teacher, school counselor, and manual laborer provides him with a distinct ability to effectively relate, communicate, and connect with juries. Equally as important, he has a talent for creative problem solving and analyzing issues of all varieties. This combination of background and talent allows him to obtain the best possible outcomes for clients across a broad range of practice areas. 

His successful track record has made him a sought after attorney in the most difficult cases faced by clients and colleagues.

Admitted in Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee.


University of Georgia, B.S.,1995

Augusta State University, Masters of Education, 1999

The University of Memphis School of Law, J.D.,2006

Bar & Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Tennessee, Eastern District
  • U.S. District Court, Tennessee, Middle District
  • U.S. District Court, Tennessee, Western District
  • U.S. District Court, Florida, Middle District
  • Georgia - all state courts
  • Tennessee – all state courts
  • Florida – all state courts
  • Past pro hac admissions: U.S. District Court, Iowa, Northern District; Indiana, and Illinois

Representative Experience

Obtained defense verdict for grocery store chain in premises liability claims of severe spinal and bodily injury. 

Obtained defense verdict for shopping center over a contract dispute involving property damage to premises. 

Obtained defense verdict for a global agricultural manufacturer in a dispute over workplace injury involving the cardiac arrest of an employee during the course of employment. 

Obtained defense directed verdict for apartment complex against a claim of an employment-related work accident. 

Obtained summary judgment in favor of large and heavy equipment re-sale retailer from a claim of wrongful death related to repairs performed on truck. 

Obtained favorable verdict for homeowners’ association against a claim of property damage, and contract dispute. 

Obtained favorable verdict for a national retailer against federal and state claims of fraud, and breach of contract. 

Obtained favorable verdict for a global restaurant chain against a premises liability claim involving head trauma and spinal injuries. 

Obtained favorable verdict for salvage yard small business over a claim involving a workplace accident. 

After extensive litigation, obtained a favorable settlement for a claim of wrongful death against a hotel involving homicide on the premises of the hotel. 

After extensive litigation, obtained a favorable resolution of a dispute on behalf of medical device manufacturer involving a breach of contract with software data storage vendor.   

Obtained multiple jury verdicts in both felony and misdemeanor cases as a prosecutor.

Professional & Community Activities

Defense Research Institute (DRI), member