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Zach Daniel Norris, a respected trial attorney, partner, and friend, who championed his clients’ cases with the bravado of a West Texas gunslinger and the guts of a high-stakes poker player, passed away on October 24, 2021, at the age of 45.
About Zachary D. Norris
Zach’s career focused on personal injury, maritime law, business claims, insurance claims, and consumer protection. Through his extensive litigation experience, Mr. Norris worked on high-pressure, multimillion-dollar cases, providing zealous representation in Texas state courts and U.S. federal courts. Mr. Norris also worked with a large maritime insurance defense firm for several years, defending major offshore oil companies in Jones Act and Longshore claims.
As a successful litigator, Mr. Norris was at home on the stage of the courtroom and easily commanded the attention and respect of the jury and the judge.
After about a decade of practicing law in his home state of Texas, in 2012, Mr. Norris relocated from Houston to Auckland, New Zealand, a move partially inspired by his love of the outdoors.
Mr. Norris went on to earn his Master of Laws with Honors from the University of Auckland, after which he co-founded a law firm with his wife, where he was known for his “trailblazing, inspirational, and extraordinary” dedication to “helping Kiwi and Australian clients succeed in the United States.”
That extraordinary devotion, admirable passion, and exceptional talent extended far beyond his work and his clients. Mr. Norris was also a beloved family man, a treasured friend, and a deeply revered mentor, as well as an accomplished pianist, guitarist, and Americana singer-songwriter.
The loss of Mr. Norris has been heartbreaking and profoundly devastating for family, friends, colleagues, clients, and all of those who loved him.
His legacy of excellence, passion, and dedicated service will continue to inspire us, enduring in our hearts, our minds, and our tireless commitment to justice.
To donate to brain cancer research on behalf of Zachary D. Norris, contact Norris Echetebu Law here .
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