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The Norris Law Firm is comprised of highly experienced attorneys who thrive on our firm’s dedication to zealous and effective representation for all our clients.
Our Houston-based attorneys collaborate with a network of other highly-trained and experienced attorneys located and licensed to practice throughout the U.S. and abroad.

The Norris Law Firm also operates as The Norris Law Firm and maintains an Asia-Pacific dedicated U.S. law specialty firm in Auckland, New Zealand.  The Norris Law Firm is the first and only dedicated U.S. law firm in New Zealand. Our U.S. lawyers at The Norris Law Firm in New Zealand are highly experienced in dealing with Trans-Pacific/U.S. legal matters and maintain a collaborative network of highly-skilled and locally qualified lawyers in the Asia-Pacific region

Zachary D. Norris, Founding Partner

Mr. Norris is experienced in complex commercial negotiation and litigation, representing international businesses and individuals in connection with business/commercial, intellectual property, personal injury and insurance disputes; real estate, oil and gas, cargo and shipping transactions; and in mediation and alternative dispute resolution procedures.  He also provides legal advice on the effects and implications of U.S. laws to clients regarding international commercial issues. Mr. Norris is also experienced in drafting and negotiating sophisticated commercial contracts and agreements related to software licensing, entertainment law, franchising, partnerships, corporate operations, and employment, as well as advising new business ventures and assisting with the formation of new business ventures.

Bar Qualifications:  The State of Texas, U.S.A. and the Federal District Courts of the United States.

Education:  Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution (University of Auckland Faculty of Law, New Zealand), Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D., University of Texas School of Law, U.S.A.), Bachelor of Arts, Honors College, Magna Cum Laude (Texas Tech University, U.S.A.).

 

Ada Echetebu, Partner

When a client comes to me with an issue, my mind immediately goes into overdrive. I love that feeling. There is nothing that makes me more satisfied than finding a solution where one was not thought to exist. I truly believe that all my life experiences, my travels, the people I’ve met from all walks of life, and the clients I’ve worked for, all have contributed to my ability to be a successful problem-solver.”

Ada Echetebu is an experienced U.S. commercial law attorney based in Auckland, New Zealand.  With a strong background in commercial litigation and transactions, US business immigration law, US entertainment law, as well as experience as outside general corporate counsel, Ms. Echetebu has earned a reputation with both clients and peers, as a tough, fair and creative negotiator and strategist.  She is also an experienced public speaker and corporate communications consultant.  Ms Echetebu has a strong international experience background which brings to her law practice. She is passionate about charity work, and provides pro bono work to several international non-profit organizations.

Bar Qualifications:  The State of Texas, U.S.A. and the Federal District Courts of the United States.

Education: Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Corporate and Commercial Law (University of Auckland Faculty of Law, New Zealand); Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D., Tulane University Law School, U.S.A.); Bachelor of Arts (Bryn Mawr College, U.S.A.).

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In the United States:
Tel.: +1 (713) 893-7835
Fax: +1 (713) 493-7229
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In the Asia-Pacific Region/New Zealand:
Tel.: +64 (0) 9 889-2602
Fax: +64 (0) 9 353-1735
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