Raymond Norris is a personal injury attorney at Shapiro Law Team. He specializes in catastrophic personal injury, with particular expertise in brain and spinal cord injuries, along with medical malpractice, product liability, wrongful death, and mediation of disputes. Prior to joining Shapiro Law Team, Ray practiced in Phoenix as a senior trial attorney in the area of personal injury and medical malpractice for more than 30 years.
“Ray is an experienced trial attorney representing clients in major medical malpractice and personal injury cases as well as commercial and business disputes, product liability lawsuits, police misconduct claims, and insurance bad faith cases.”
Throughout his career, Ray has spoken extensively about traumatic brain injuries and trial advocacy. He conducted trial preparation and jury selection focus groups and acted as a mediator in settlement conferences, helping disputing parties reach a resolution. Ray began this area of practice many years ago when first appointed as a judge pro tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court.
As a judge pro tem, Ray presided over trials when a judge was unavailable and conducted numerous settlement conferences for parties involved in lawsuits. He found helping lawyers and clients resolve disputes rewarding and decided to make it a regular component of his practice.
Though he primarily represents plaintiffs, Ray has experience representing defendants as well. Additionally, he served as an expert witness in legal malpractice cases for both plaintiffs and defendants. He also served as a sitting judge for both jury and bench trials.
His combined knowledge of being a trial attorney, expert witness, and trial judge has provided unmatched insight and perspective on the workings of our legal system.
Ray brings expertise and enthusiasm to each settlement conference and has had tremendous success with settlements.
The George Washington University Law School
York University—Osgoode Hall Law School