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Nicolle Norris

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Nicolle Norris is an experienced litigator with over 16 years courtroom experience in both state and federal courts. The vast majority of those 16 years she spent supervising and litigating complex criminal prosecutions and conducted hundreds of jury trials, including two multi-week trials. Most recently, Ms. Norris served as the Chief of the Felony Narcotics unit in the Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's office, where she presided over the largest heroin seizure in Anne Arundel County history, as well as securing a drug kingpin conviction for Anne Arundel County citizens. Ms. Norris' expertise in investigative litigation honed the office's ability to supervise and conduct more sophisticated drug prosecutions.

Prior to serving in the Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office, Ms. Norris served as an Assistant State Prosecutor in Towson, Maryland during which she traveled to various Maryland state courts and litigated voter fraud and election law violations statewide. Ms. Norris served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Arizona, in which she litigated countless motions, bench and jury trials in federal court. Ms. Norris was co-counsel on a three-week Continuing Criminal Enterprise (CCE) trial in the United States District Court for Arizona, which involved the interstate transportation of approximately 1,500 pounds of marijuana from Arizona to Ohio.

Ms. Norris began her career as an Assistant State's Attorney in Baltimore City, where she served for approximately seven years. Ms. Norris served as an ASA in District, Juvenile, and Circuit Courts for Baltimore City. Ms. Norris served as a Team Captain in the Felony Narcotics Unit, and later was responsible for supervising all the complex narcotics investigations and wiretaps that were conducted in Baltimore City.

Ms. Norris is an experienced litigator who is familiar with the various courts throughout the state of Maryland as well as the federal system. Ms. Norris is also a wife and mother and wishes to utilize her courtroom familiarity to help families and children navigate the sometimes intimidating world of the court system. With Ms. Norris' expertise in litigation, you will have an experienced, knowledgeable litigator, who will be willing to fight for you when need be, while also getting experienced advice as to the pitfalls and rewards of litigating versus settling.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Litigation


  • J.D., Washington College of Law, American University- 1996
  • B.A. Cum Laude, College of Mt. St. Vincent, Riverdale, NY- 1993


  • Unit Citation Award, Anne Arundel County Police Department (Awarded for supervising the first wiretap investigation in 30 plus years that resulted in largest Heroin seizure in county history)
  • Special Act Award, Department of Justice, USAO, AZ (Awarded for the successful prosecution of a 21 kilogram Cocaine conspiracy)
  • DEA Certificate of Appreciation (Awarded for supervising wiretap investigation, Operation Carpet Sweeper, Baltimore District Office)
  • DEA Certificate of Appreciation (Awarded for contributions to the Rice wiretap, Baltimore District Office)

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