Forrest A. Norman

Forrest A. Norman: Attorney with Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.

Biography

Profile & Honors

Forrest A. Norman is a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. and serves as Chair of the firm’s Church Law Group and Co-Chair of the Railroad Law, Litigation and Regulatory Counsel Group . Mr. Norman concentrates his practice in the areas of railroad law, church law, product liability, and general litigation. He devotes much of his practice to representing churches, offering a full range of services including all aspects of tort litigation, property, and ecclesiastical disputes and counsels non-profit 501(c)(3) entities.

Professional Accomplishments

•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America: Railroad Law

Community

•United States Marine Corps (Officer 1986-1989)
•Presbyterian Lay Committee (past Chairman)
•Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (Volunteer)
•Reformation Press (Board Member)

Presentations & Publications

Speaking Engagements

•“Security and Legal Liability for the Church” (Speaker); private webinar presentation; 2017 and 2018
•“Ethics and Billing” (Speaker); Christian Legal Society National Conference; Newport Beach, CA; 10/27-28/2017
•“Ethical Billing/Ethical Expectations” (Speaker); National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel; 2017
•“Violence, Security, and Church Liability” (Speaker), Christian Legal Society National Conference; Washington, D.C.; 10/22/2016
•National Overview of Church Property Law, Resourcing the Re-Formation of the Church Webinar; New Wineskins Association of Churches; Oct. 2011
•“Getting the Most Out of the Crew” - an approach to working with potentially difficult witnesses; National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel; July 2010
•“Church Property Battles: The Litigation Front” The Presbyterian Lay Committee 35th Annual Faith and Life Conference; Waynesburg, PA; June 2008
•“Litigation and Church Property Trust Law” New Wineskins Association of Churches’ Annual Convention; Tulsa, OK; July 2006
•“Church Property Law: Ownership Rights in Division” Presbyterian Lay Committee National Conference; Grove City, PA; June 2006
•“Careers and Opportunities” (Panelist); Case Western Reserve University; Cleveland, OH; April 2006

Publications

A Guide To Church Property Law (Contributing Author); Lunceford (General Editor); Reformation Press, 2010
•“Managing Best Practices: The $100-Million Wake-Up Call - More Claims Seeking Damages From Employers for Birth Defects,” Industrial Safety and Hygiene News E-Newsletter, 4/1/2004 Interview
•“Direct Examination of the Defendant Doctor in a Medical Malpractice Case,” Quarterly Review, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, Vol. 35, Issue 1, p. 39, Winter 2000

Articles

6/21/2018 Articles News

Diacetyl and “Popcorn Lung” Claims - Defending the Food and Flavorings Industries

6/5/2018 Articles News

Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision

News

8/15/2018 News Press Releases

Forty-Two Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America 2019

6/21/2018 Articles News

Diacetyl and “Popcorn Lung” Claims - Defending the Food and Flavorings Industries

6/5/2018 Articles News

Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision

Press Releases

8/15/2018 News Press Releases

Forty-Two Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America 2019

10/25/2016 Press Releases

DMC Attorney Addresses Christian Legal Leaders in Nation’s Capital

11/6/2015 Press Releases

Church Law Attorney Meets Supreme Court Justice

4/18/2013 Press Releases

Dickie McCamey Expands and Grows

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Church Law
  • Product Liability
  • Railroad Law
  • Litigation and Regulatory Counsel
  • Medical Malpractice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
216-685-1827 Ext: 4502  Phone
888-811-7144  Fax
www.dmclaw.com
University Attended:
Case Western Reserve University, B.A., cum laude, 1986
Law School Attended:
Case Western Reserve University, J.D., 1992; Journal of International Law, Editor-in-Chief 1992, Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity
Year of First admission:
1992
Admission:
1992, Ohio; United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio; Supreme Court of the United States
Memberships:

Memberships

•American Inns of Court - Judge John M. Manos Chapter (Master Bencher)
•Christian Legal Society
•Cleveland Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (President 2001-2002)
•Defense Research Institute
•National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
•National Lawyers Association (Past Chairman, Faith and Law Committee)
•Ohio State Bar Association

Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Extensive jury trial experience representing both U.S. domestic and international-based manufacturers and distributors in product liability matters; Defense of railroad carriers in FELA cases, crossing claims, and tort actions; Serves as lead trial counsel in tort actions on behalf of developers and commercial property owners; Experience encompassing medical malpractice defense and toxic tort defense; Appeared and argued appellate cases at all levels, including six state Supreme Courts, Federal Circuits, and briefing before the United States Supreme Court
ISLN:
901106856

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (1 review)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    5.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    5.0/5.0
  • Judgment

    5.0/5.0
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 05/08/12 in Litigation

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