Law Practice (continued…)
Norman was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 1974. He was a Deputy District Attorney and then Chief Deputy District Attorney for Clatsop County before joining SAIF Corporation in 1979 as a Trial Counsel and Special Assistant Attorney General. In 1983, Norman also began defending claims under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. He later became SAIF’s legal division pulmonary and asbestos disease claim specialist.
Member of the Oregon State Bar; United States District Court, District of Oregon; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; and chair elect of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Oregon State Bar.
Norm has been a featured speaker on workers’ compensation topics at seminars sponsored by the National Business Institute and Northwest Longshore Administrators’ Association, among other organizations. He writes a quarterly Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act case law review for the Northwest Longshore Administrators’ Association.
University of Oregon School of Law, J.D. (1974); Claremont Men’s College (now known as Claremont McKenna College), B.A., magna cum laude (1971); Wilson High School, Portland, Oregon (1967).
Charitable & Civic Activities
Volunteer activities performed through Havurah Shalom, Portland, 2000 – present.
Born in Portland, Oregon. Married with two grown children.
Something you may not know about Norm
Favorite restaurant in Portland? Genoa
Favorite Oregon/Washington getaway place? Manzanita beach
Something people don’t know about you: Was in amateur theater in Astoria after law school
Most memorable adventure: Sailing a 21 foot sailboat from Cascade Locks to Hood River in very heavy wind (whitecaps on the water)