Richard E. Norman Partner Telephone: 713.651.1771 Facsimile:   713.651.1775 3 Riverway, Suite 1775 Houston, Texas 77056 rnorman@crowleynorman.com download vCard  

Richard E. Norman
Partner

Telephone: 713.651.1771
Facsimile:   713.651.1775

3 Riverway, Suite 1775
Houston, Texas 77056
rnorman@crowleynorman.com
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Richard E. Norman

Education

University of Florida 1990, Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science
Baylor University School of Law 1993, Juris Doctorate degree

  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member, Baylor Order of the Barristers ("Top Ten Speaker" Award)

Representative Cases

  • Counsel for class of customers subjected to cancellation provisions in subscription contracts of cellular service providers;
  • Counsel for nationwide class of vehicle owners alleging defective rear lift-gate latches in family minivans;
  • Counsel for class of vehicle owners alleging diminution in value of pickup trucks as a result of defective sidesaddle fuel tanks;
  • Counsel for class of property owners alleging property value diminution stemming from leaking pipelines;
  • Counsel for class alleging violation of Telephone Consumer Protection Act through the receipt of unsolicited facsimile advertisements;
  • Counsel for MDL class of insurers alleging violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act;
  • Counsel for nationwide class of homeowners alleging defective smoke detectors;
  • Counsel for nationwide class of insurers alleging fraudulent marketing practices related to the sale of insurance products;
  • Counsel for class of vehicle owners alleging misrepresentations concerning the available horse power of certain model motor vehicles;
  • Counsel for nationwide class of persons alleging breach of contract and fraud in connection with currency exchange rates related to money transfers to Mexico;
  • Counsel for nationwide class of movie rental members alleging excessive late fees charged in connection with movie and game rentals;
  • Counsel for class of royalty owners alleging oil and gas royalty underpayments;
  • Counsel for nationwide class of major bank customers alleging violations of federal Truth in Lending Act;
  • Counsel for class of property owners alleging property value diminution stemming from leaking underground storage tanks;
  • Counsel for class of African-American employees of major oil company alleging racially discriminatory employment policies and practices in violation of Title VII, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964;
  • Counsel for class of cable television subscribers alleging excessive fees charged in connection with late payment of subscription dues;
  • Counsel for nationwide class of mobile home owners alleging fraud and conversion of personal property as against major mobile home manufacturer and retailer;
  • Counsel for nationwide class of domain name registrants alleging that a national domain name registrar wrongfully destroyed the exclusive possessory interest of class members by posting advertisements and generating advertising revenue on domain names owned exclusively by class members;
  • Counsel for nationwide class of consumers of defective polybutylene plumbing pipe which class action was successfully resolved through the creation of a nationwide settlement fund worth more than $1 billion;
  • Counsel for nationwide class of elevator owners in case involving alleged elevator design and manufacturing defects; 
  • Expert witness with regard to class action attorneys fees in Larry Berry, et al. v. Titeflex Corporation, et al.; Clark County, Arkansas Circuit Court No. CV-2004-211;
  • Expert witness with regard to class action attorneys fees in Joyce Beasley, et al v. The Reliable Life Insurance Company; Miller County Arkansas Circuit Court No.: 2005-58-1; and
  • Expert witness with regard to attorneys fees in Travelers Casualty and Surety Company f/k/a The Aetna Casualty and Surety Company, et al. v. Frank Guyer, et al., Cause No. 699-CV-110, filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division;

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • United States District Courts for the Western District of Arkansas
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Professional Activities and Honors

  • State Bar of Texas District 4A Grievance Committee in Houston, Texas (2000-2006), Member
  • Board of Directors for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association (2007-2009), Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel ("NADC") (2015-2016)
  • AV rated pursuant to the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
  • Texas “Super Lawyer” in the field of Class Actions/Mass Torts (2008-2017)
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • The American Association for Justice, Member
  • Public Justice, Member
  • Board of Directors for The River Performing and Visual Arts Center (1999-2010), Member. The River's mission is to extend arts access to special needs children of all abilities. 

Publications

  • Co-Author, “Class Action Lawsuits and Product Liability Litigation” Texas Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Product Liability Seminar, Houston 1996
  • Co-Author, “Pushing The Envelope Of Damages In Class Actions” Houston Bar Association “Damage Control” Seminar, Houston 1997
  • Co-Author, "Standing Of Unnamed Class Members To Appeal A Trial Court’s Approval Of A Class Action Settlement" Class Actions and Derivative Suits, Winter 1998