Phillip A. Norman
Born and raised in Southwest Ohio, Phillip Norman, the firm’s founder, came to Indiana to attend law school. After finishing law school, Phil joined one of Northern Indiana’s leading firms in 1988 where he learned how to try cases and to get the best results for his bank, business and individual clients. In 1993, Phil started a new law firm in Valparaiso, Indiana, which was the genesis of the current firm. He continues to represent businesses, banks and individuals in civil matters, including trials and appeals, real estate development, commercial real estate loan documentation, and business formation.
Based on his more than thirty years of experience as a civil trial and appellate lawyer, Phil insists that the firm mindset go beyond that of the typical high-volume default practice. Along with teaching the management of daily operations in the default practice, Phil trains firm lawyers and team members to recognize and resolve legal issues in an aggressive, competent, and ethical manner, knowing that this approach always serves the client’s needs. Phil’s philosophy for what a law firm should be is captured in the inspired ancient statement that “the law is good if one uses it properly”.
Outside of the practice of law, Phil is a real estate investor; a husband, father, and grandfather; an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes football team; a frustrated but dedicated golfer; an adult teacher at his church; and a committed cyclist and fitness nut.
Georgetown College – B.A. History (Cum Laude) – 1984
Valparaiso University School of Law – Juris Doctor – 1987
State of Indiana – 1987
United States District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Member, Mortgage Bankers Association
Member, American Legal & Financial Network
Martindale Hubbell Distinguished rating