Joshua Norris is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group and a member of the firm’s board of directors. His practice includes business litigation, arbitrations, and complex litigation with a focus on energy-related disputes.
Josh is a highly sought-after attorney who provides effective, strategic representation to clients in a variety of complex commercial disputes. Whether in the conference room, courtroom, or in arbitration, Josh and his team maintain a laser focus on clients’ key objectives and adapt their strategy accordingly to achieve successful results.
Josh recognizes that successful resolution of high-stakes disputes requires discipline and creativity. He and his team work hard to understand their clients’ businesses, first, and then draw on that knowledge to achieve results.
While his most recent successes have involved exploration and production (E&P) operations, Josh has represented clients up and down the energy industry spectrum and across the product lifecycle. Josh’s cases have included disputes involving almost every major US on-shore shale play, including Eagle Ford, Barnett, Haynesville, Midcon, Niobrara, and Utica. Over the past decade, Josh has also handled and tried cases involving offshore operations, midstream development, and long-haul transportation pipelines.
After graduating from Tulane Law, Josh almost immediately began trying cases as a young prosecutor. As a special Assistant US Attorney, he argued at an early age in front of the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, an early experience that has served him well as he has continued to argue over the years at both the state and federal levels. Following his Department of Justice (DOJ) experience, he served as a trial defense attorney in the US Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps. During his four-year active duty service, Josh tried over 30 cases and received the Meritorious Service Medal. The last case he tried prior to leaving the Army — known as the Iraqi Bridge case — gained substantial media attention as one of the first Iraqi detainee abuse trials.