Norris, Michael T.
Mike attended grade school and high school in southwest Iowa graduating from South Page High School in 1994. He attended Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa where he graduated with honors and was a member of the football and track teams. He then attended Drake University Law School where he graduated in 2002.
After graduating from law school, Mike worked as sole practitioner for two years prior to joining attorney Thomas P. Slater and forming the Slater & Norris law firm where he has worked ever since. For the past 16 plus years, Michael has dedicated his practice to helping individuals and the families of those who have been victims of personal injury and medical practice. During this time Slater & Norris has recovered over $100,000,000 in damages on behalf of individuals and families whose loved ones were severely injured or killed as a result of negligence or medical malpractice.
Mike has successfully tried cases obtaining jury verdicts all over Iowa in both state and federal courts and is currently licensed in all Iowa state district courts and in both the Northern and Southern Districts of federal court in Iowa. Mike has also successfully argued appeals in the Iowa Supreme Court and Iowa Court of Appeals.
Mike is married to Lori Norris and together they have five children. When away from the practice of law, Mike enjoys coaching his children and attending their sporting events. Mike and Lori are also avid motorcycle riders who take advantage of their rare free time by riding their Harley throughout Iowa with friends.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Malpractice
- Workers Compensation
- Iowa, 2002
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 2002
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 2002
- Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
- J.D. - 2002
- Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa
- B.A. - 1999
- Honors: Guest Lecturer
- Honors: NBI, How to Win Your First Civil Trial
- Major: Sociology
- Minor: Criminal Justice
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
- Iowa State Bar Association
Past Employment Positions
- Norris Law Firm, 2002 to 2004
- Clarke Law Firm, 2002 to 2002