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Jake A. Norton

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Born and raised in Dothan, Jake A. Norton established The Norton Firm in 2012. His focus has been primarily on real estate, probate matters, adoptions, evictions, wills and estate planning, and personal injury law. Knowledgeable and tenacious, Jake Norton is dedicated to delivering positive results and protecting your rights. 

After four years of service in the U.S. Navy, Jake Norton attended Troy University, earning a Masters of Business Administration. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in 2005 and was admitted to the Alabama State Bar later that year. Moving back to Dothan, he began his legal career as an associate attorney with The Cochran Firm where he handled many automobile accident cases and co-counseled in litigation against DuPont and Ford Motor Company. He later partnered with Michael Gamble at The Gamble Law Firm and was the lead attorney on all cases for two years, traveling to multiple states representing people who had been injured by another's negligence or willful conduct. 

Opening The Norton Firm in 2012, his experience in class action lawsuits against large corporations and hundreds of personal injury claims combined with a dedication to each and every client have allowed him to establish a strong stance and informative counsel for all cases.

Jake has been married to his wife, Dawn, for 18 years and together they have one daughter. In his free time he serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Wiregrass Habitat for Humanity and enjoys scuba diving, spending time with his family and is an avid Survivor fan.



Legal Experience

  • Practiced fourteen years in the Wiregrass
  • Primary focus has been on Real Estate, Probate Matters, Adoptions, Evictions, Wills & Estate Planning, Uncontested Divorces, Personal Injury claims, Wrongful Death claims and Contract Disputes 
  • Handled hundreds of personal injury claims in the Wiregrass
  • Member of the American Bar Association and The American Association for Justice since 2005.  
  • ​Legal counsel for the Southeast Alabama Association of Realtors.  
  • Served as co-counsel on personal injury lawsuits in Florida, West Virginia, New Jersey and Texas.  
  • Served as co-counsel on class action lawsuits against DuPont and Ford Motor Company​
  • Admitted into every state and federal court in Alabama
  • Active volunteer in the Wills for Heroes program as well as the Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers program


Military Service

  • Served as Active Duty in the US Navy from December 1993 to December 1997
  • Stationed at Naval Air Station Memphis in 1994
  • Stationed at Naval Air Station Jacksonville from 1994-1997
  • Managed the Secret Level cryptographic vault while stationed in Jacksonville.  

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Education

  • Juris Doctor from Faulkner University's Jones School of Law - May 2005
  • Masters of Business Administration from Troy University - May 2005
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Troy University - December 2000


Honors & Awards 

  • Named Wiregrass Board of Realtors "Affiliate of the Year" - 2016



Contact Jake today at jnorton@thenortonfirm.com


Christian Herring, Paralegal | Dothan, AL | The Norton Firm, Attorneys at Law

Christian Herring, Paralegal

  

Christian Herring is a native of Geneva, Alabama. After graduating High School in 1995, she moved to Dothan. In 1996, she was hired as a legal secretary, at the age of 19, and has worked in the legal profession ever since. Christian attended Troy University where she obtained her Paralegal Certificate. She’s been the primary paralegal in large class action lawsuits and she has managed the most complex probate files. She is well versed in landlord tenant law as well as estate work. She’s even been described as the go-to person in our area concerning adoptions. She is highly regarded amongst her peers, other lawyers and judges as well.


Christian is the epitome of diligence. She has a relentless pursuit for perfection in everything she works on. It’s obvious she derives immense satisfaction from completing the most daunting tasks without error. She’s put in long hours to ensure deadlines are met and never misses a detail. Her resourcefulness is second to none. Mrs. Herring will go to any length to find the information required of her.


Mrs. Herring treats our clients with the upmost respect and professionalism while making them feel like family. She has made hospital trips for ailing clients. She’s groomed clients for trial and comforted clients in their time of loss. From baked goods to hugs, our clients are frequently showing appreciation for her.


Christian is a board member for two local non-profit organizations and enjoys her community involvement. In her spare time she enjoys fishing. She is married to her husband, Rodney Herring, who is a local business owner. She has two grown children, Morgan Hampton and Peyton Reeves, and one grandson, Travis Hampton. 



Legal Experience & Involvement

  • Nominated for Paralegal of the Year 2019
  • Member of the Alabama Association of Paralegals, Inc. 
  • Attended Alabama Personal Injury Practice for Paralegals Seminar
  • Attended Interpersonal Communication Skills Seminar
  • Attended the Probate Process for AL Paralegals
  • Attended Filing a Disability Appeal Online Seminar 
  • Attended Custody and Support Considerations Webinar 
  • Attended Probate Workshop for Paralegals 
  • Attended Small Business Seminar 
  • Attended Alabama Association of Paralegals, Inc. Convention 


Education

  • Graduate of Geneva High School - May 1995
  • Paralegal Certification from Troy University, Dothan - May 2017


Contact Christian today at cherring@thenortonfirm.com



Amy Cole, Real Estate Closing Specialist | Dothan, AL | The Norton Firm, Attorneys at Law

Amy Cole, Real Estate Specialist

  

Amy Cole is the newest member of the Norton Firm team. She grew up in Hartford, Alabama and graduated from Bethlehem School in 1995. She attended college at Troy Dothan from 2001-2003 and later obtained a Medical Coding Certification in 2008. She is married to Joshua Cole and they have four children. 


Amy was employed with Southeast Health until 2017. At that time, she was offered a position at Flowers Hospital as a Coding and Billing specialist in Physicians Administration until 2019. 


She enjoys spending time with family, gardening and finding ideas for home improvement projects to assign to her husband. She is actively involved in the community and spends time helping others through volunteer work. She has been a member of the Enterprise State Community College Advisory Committee since 2014.  


After 20 years in the medical field, she decided to make a career change and has been in her current position since March 2019. Amy is tenacious, motivated and caring. Her vision is to build professional relationships and for clients to have positive memories of their experience with The Norton Firm. She has assisted clients and agents outside of regular business hours if the need arises and communicates throughout the closing process. In addition to extensive outside and on the job training, she has met with Real Estate Agents to gather feedback on what actions can be taken throughout the process to improve. 


Contact Amy today at closings@thenortonfirm.com

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