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Christopher S. Norman

Christopher S. Norman

Partner

Once named a rising star in the malpractice defense world, Chris turned his talent and expertise to plaintiff’s law – and to making a difference to the victims of medical malpractice and their families. Since joining the plaintiff’s team at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, Chris has used the expertise and inside knowledge gained working in malpractice defense to secure over $200,000,000 for clients in settlements and trials, including a trial verdict for $6,775,000.

Chris has been named one of America’s top 100 high-stakes litigators and has received a client’s choice award from AAVO, revealing not just his legal prowess but his dedication, care, and compassion for his clients. Chris also attained Martindale-Hubbell’s most coveted “AV-Preeminent” rating, which “signifies that the lawyer’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards.”

Beyond his work in malpractice and birth injury law, Chris is actively involved in Maryland governance, having contributed to the field since 2006. Chris has worked with the Maryland House of Delegates the Baltimore County Landmarks Preservation Commission and currently works as the 3rd district commissioner of the Baltimore County Commission on Arts & Sciences.

Practice Areas:

  • Birth Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Catastrophic Injury

Why did Chris join the WVFK&N Team?

“I wanted the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of brain-injured children and to work with a firm that consistently delivered on complex, high-stakes litigation. I found it at WVFK&N. Every member of our team works tirelessly to support victims of medical malpractice. We see real results every day, not just in the courtroom but in the lives of our clients and their families”

Awards:

  • AV-Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016-Present
  • Maryland Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2013-Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40
  • Superb, 10/10 Rating, AVVO, 2016-Present
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • Client’s Choice Award, AVVO
  • Best Attorneys in America, Rue Ratings
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Maryland Top 10 Under 40
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 40 Under 40: Litigation

Publications:

Norman & Blondell, $240 Million Judgment Against Microsoft Highlights the Importance of Procedural Choices at Trial, 18 UNIV. BALT. INT. PROP. L. J. 2 (Spring 2010).

Professional Memberships:

  • Maryland Association for Justice, 2013-Present
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • Member, Legislative Committee
  • Member, Political Action Committee
    • American Association for Justice
    • 2013-Present
  • The Maryland & District of Columbia Society for Healthcare Risk Management
    • 2012-2013
  • The Baltimore County Bar Association
    • 2011-Present
  • The American Bar Association
    • 2010-Present

Bar Memberships

  • Maryland Court of Appeals (2010)
  • District of Columbia (2015)
  • Illinois Superior Court (2018)
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland (2021)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2023)
  • Pro Hac Vice: Missouri, Georgia, et al.
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