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Norris Named a “Rising Star” in Texas Super Lawyers
April 14, 2011

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NorrisHOUSTON—Jones Walker is pleased to announce that partner Joshua A. Norris has been named a "Rising Star" in the 2011 edition of Texas Super Lawyers. Each year, the "Rising Star" honor is bestowed upon fewer than 2.5 percent of attorneys in a particular state.

Mr. Norris represents clients in a variety of litigation involving commercial disputes, including oil and gas indemnity agreements and the enforcement and prosecution of contractual rights. Mr. Norris developed a focus in energy condemnation proceedings and project consultation. Also, he has experience representing large oil and gas industry clients in matters involving industrial accidents, environmental contamination claims, and international terrorist attacks on oil and gas facilities in the Middle East. Mr. Norris is a 2000 graduate of Tulane University Law School, where he received his juris doctor degree, magna cum laude.

Each year, Super Lawyers asks attorneys to nominate outstanding colleagues under 40 years of age, or who have been practicing law for fewer than 10 years, as "Rising Stars" in the legal profession.  Attorneys nominate those whom they have personally observed in actions as opposing counsel, as co-counsel, or through other firsthand courtroom observation. An attorney-led research team then reviews the credentials of potential candidates, assigns points based on a set of defined evaluation criteria, and ensures nominees are ranked by point totals, and those with the highest scores are named to the "Rising Stars" list. To ensure a diverse and well-balanced list, the research staff considers factors such as firm size, practice area, and geographic location.

Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre L.L.P., with more than 300 attorneys, provides a comprehensive range of legal services to a national and international corporate client base through offices in Alabama, Arizona, the District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas.