2019 Top Attorneys: Ebonee Rhodes Norris
“I pride myself in delivering skilled legal services with a hometown approach,” said Norris. A native of Shreveport, Norris received her Bachelor of Criminal Justice from LSU-Shreveport and her J.D. from Southern University Law Center. She practices in the areas of criminal law, estate planning and personal injury.
The Norris Law Group was organized as a response to a need for client-centered legal representation.
After graduating from law school, Norris worked for a non-profit law firm, where she advocated for the rights of low income and elderly clients. Norris then transitioned into practicing at a small firm in north Louisiana, where she represented clients in criminal law, estate planning, municipal bonds and personal injury.
“My legal career gives me a unique perspective in running a law firm. I have worked as a file runner, receptionist, paralegal, law clerk, associate attorney and associate partner. These experiences have allowed me to examine client satisfaction from every level. I pride myself in providing a five star experience from the first phone call to case closing.”
Norris said that it was very important to establish her law firm in Shreveport-Bossier City. “I am a direct product of this community. I know first-hand the experiences that members of our community face. I aggressively represent clients against companies and other legal entities with adverse interests. My goal is to protect my clients and ensure that they receive the representation they deserve.”
“I practice in a high-stakes environment, where my client’s life can and will be forever changed by the outcome that is achieved. My compassion, attention to detail and legal acumen are some of my greatest assets,” Norris said. “Besides, have you ever argued with a woman in four inch heels?”
Norris is married to her college sweetheart, John, with whom she shares a daughter, Madeline Joy. “Family is very important to me,” Norris said. “My love for family extends beyond my home. My motto is that individuals walk in as clients, but they leave as family members.”
Norris credits all of her success to her faith. “I am smart enough to know that everything that I am and everything that I will become is a pure reflection of God’s grace.”
She serves as an estate planning and personal injury instructor for the National Business Institute. Norris has been recognized as an SB Magazine Top Attorney, yearly, since she began practicing in 2013.