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4100 N. Fairfax Dr.

Suite 740

Arlington, VA 22203


  Randell Hunt Norton   Randell Hunt Norton

4100 N. Fairfax Dr.
Suite 740
Arlington, VA 22203

Phone: 202.289.1133 ext. 101
Fax: 202.289.0275
Mr. Norton has handled hundreds of civil litigation matters at the trial and appellate levels. He joined Thompson O’Donnell, LLP in 1981 after practicing several years with the Washington, D.C., law firm of Macleay, Lynch, Bernhard, Gregg & Attridge. He is experienced in tort litigation, including medical, dental, and legal malpractice, products liability, wrongful death, false arrest, assault, defamation, and motor vehicles. He has been involved in numerous contract and construction litigation matters, including building foundation and environmental discharge cases. He has handled significant insurance coverage disputes, representing the interests of insurers and insureds. He frequently serves as arbitrator, mediator, or case evaluator through the courts and privately.

Mr. Norton was the founder and editor (1986-1999) of the D.C. Defense Lawyers' Association Newsletter. He has served as an author or editor of Proposed Rules of Evidence for the Superior Court and Analysis of the Rules of Evidence Applied in Superior Court (1984 and 1990 editions); the District of Columbia Practice Manual (1987, 1989, 1995 editions); and the Appellate Practice Manual for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals (1985 edition and 1992 supplement).


University of Virginia - B.A. 1970; J.D. 1973

Law clerk to The Honorable Joseph M. Hannon of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

Bar Memberships

Admitted to the Bars of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia
United States Supreme Court
United States Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Fourth, and Federal Circuits
United States District Courts for the District of Columbia, Maryland, and the Eastern District of Virginia

Professional Affiliations

D.C. Defense Lawyers’ Association - Lawyer of the Year in 1987 and President 1988-1989
Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Steering Committee of the Courts, Lawyers, and Administration of Justice Section of the D.C. Bar, including three years as co-chair, during which the section won the awards for "Best D.C. Bar Project"
Co-chair of the Court Rules Committee of the Section, during which the committee was honored as "Best Section Committee"
Advisory Committee of the National Center for State Courts Civil Discovery Project
D.C. Bar Nominating Committee, 1999-2000
Defense Research Institute
The Cosmos Club
D.C. Board of Professional Responsibility, Chair Hearing Committee One
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
The Barristers