Practices

Corporate

Litigation

Insurance

Real Estate

Estate Planning and Probate

Banking

Oil and Gas

Education

J.D. University of Houston Law Center, 2008

B.S. Texas Christian University, 2005, cum laude

Bar Admissions

State of Texas, 2008

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

Andrew Norman practices in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance defense, corporate governance, and business transactions. He represents a wide range of businesses and individuals on matters related to real estate, oil and gas, banking and commercial lending, and commercial transactions, including the formation of business entities, asset sales and acquisitions, and general contract negotiation, preparation and enforcement. Additionally, Mr. Norman has experience representing insurance clients in first-party and third-party claims, including property damage and personal injury. He advises individuals and families in matters involving estate planning and probate. Mr. Norman also represents clients in commercial litigation in federal and state courts. Mr. Norman was chosen by his peers for inclusion in the List of Top Attorneys in 2013 for Civil Litigation and in 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016 for Business and Commercial Law in Fort Worth, Texas Magazine.  

Experience

Successfully negotiated the purchase of a local chain of apparel and water sport equipment stores in South Texas.

Successfully negotiated, on behalf of the landowners, a real property lease with an on-going manufacturing business.

Successfully negotiated a surface use agreement with oil and gas operator reserving the wind rights for 100+ acres of land in West Texas.

Successfully negotiated oil and gas leases for multiple clients with 100+ acres in North, South and West Texas.

Successfully resolved title issue for separate client with minerals in North Dakota.

Cantel Investments, LLC v. Colony Court Partners, LLC, 96th District Court, Tarrant County, Texas
Successfully defended commercial landlord against attempt by the former tenant to obtain an injunction preventing the landlord from leasing the property to a new tenant.

Lykken v. Kindswater, 96th District Court, Tarrant County, Texas
Obtained a summary judgment for seller of home against purchaser seeking damages for breach of contract for presence of oil and gas lease covering the property and known to purchaser.

Graham v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, et.al., United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Successfully settled a life insurance beneficiary dispute between the son and brother of the decedent in a case alleging forgery of the beneficiary designation form.

Sandridge v. Aetna Life Insurance Company, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Successfully settled a life insurance beneficiary dispute between current wife and ex-wife of decedent.

Publications

“5th Circuit Interprets Departing Lawyer Rule on Eve of Revision by Texas Supreme Court,” Jefferson County Bar Journal (October 2009)

Community

CASA of Tarrant County – Pull for Kids Clay Shoot Founding Committee Member.

Breakfast with Saint  NICU as Committee Member benefiting the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.

Professional Recognition

List of Top Attorneys for Civil Litigation (2013) and Business and Commercial Law (2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016), Fort Worth, Texas Magazine.

Editor, Business and Tax Law Journal, University of Houston Law Center

Memberships

State Bar of Texas

Tarrant County Bar Association

Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association

Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court