Partner at Burnes Libman
Fighting for the rights of injured parties in Illinois.
Scott Norris is a plaintiff’s personal injury and disability attorney with over 30 years trial experience. Over his 30 year career, Scott has tried over 100 state and federal cases. He has been named to the National Trial Lawyer’s Top 100 Trial Lawyer list in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Scott is also a certified mediator through the Center for Conflict Resolution and serves on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Chicago Bar Association.
Scott's hallmark remains his willingness to go to trial on challenging cases in pursuit of justice for his clients. He frequently takes to trial difficult liability cases and achieves tremendous success at trial. He has been at the vanguard of the crime victim’s rights movement from its inception, seeking restorative justice for crime victims in the civil justice system. He holds the national record for the largest psychological injury verdict in a prisoner sexual assault case. He also holds the record for the largest verdict in the municipal department of Cook County for an unoperated herniated disc.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
Certified Mediator through the Center for Conflict Resolution
Serves on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Chicago Bar Association
Holds the record for the largest verdict in the municipal department of Cook County
Multiple cases published in the Chicago Lawyer Magazine “Top 100 Settlements and Verdicts in Illinois
Member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Member of the Chicago Bar Association
Scott started his career as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Cook County, Illinois. In 1988, he established his own private practice of law concentrating in tort and criminal law. In 2001, Scott joined Burnes Libman as a partner where he currently concentrates his practice in premises liability and transportation negligence cases. He is also the firm’s social security disability specialist.