J. Blair Norris

J. Blair Norris

J. Blair Norris is licensed to practice in Texas, California and Washington, D.C.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California and graduated from University of Notre Dame Law School.

Following graduation from law school, Mr. Norris worked in private practice in the Los Angeles, CA and Washington, D.C.  In 1992, Mr. Norris began a 17-year career with the Division of Enforcement of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, starting his career in the Home Office in Washington D.C. before transferring to the Fort Worth Regional Office.  Mr. Norris began his career as Senior Counsel investigating potential violations of the federal securities laws, than spent his final twelve years as a Senior Trial Counsel.  While at the Commission, Mr. Norris investigated and prosecuted a wide variety of federal securities law violations, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, market timing, broker-dealer misconduct, insider trading, revenue recognition by public companies, related party transactions by public companies, accounting for loss reserves and asset impairment by public companies, oil and gas industry fraud, control person and aiding and abetting liability, and prime bank and Ponzi schemes.  During his tenure as senior trial counsel, Mr. Norris recovered more than $75 million from wrongdoers for the benefit of defrauded investors.

In 2009, Mr. Norris returned to private practice.  Before joining Shamoun & Norman, LLP, Mr. Norris practiced with his own firm for several years.  J. Blair Norris and Associates, P.C. specialized in government investigations, securities litigation and professional malpractice cases, in addition to civil rights and debt collection matters.  Mr. Norris’s career in private practice also includes a wide variety of litigation experience in other areas of commercial litigation, including antitrust litigation, pharmaceutical products liability, ERISA cases, financial institution litigation and employment law.  Mr. Norris has also handled administrative matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Interstate Commerce Commission.