602-357-1170
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Christopher S. Norton

chris@lesternortonlaw.com
Telephone: 602-357-1170
Fax: 602-391-2008

Education:
Brigham Young University
Bachelor of Arts, April 1999
Major: International Studies; Minor: Latin American Studies

Juris Doctor, December 2002
Associate Editor of the BYU Journal of Public Law

Mr. Norton is a shareholder at Lester & Norton, P.C. He is a Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Norton has devoted 100% of his practice to the area of workers' compensation defense litigation since 2002. His legal career began as a workers' compensation defense attorney in Dallas, Texas, where he represented insurance carriers, third-party administrators, and self-insured employers before the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation and Texas District and Appellate Courts. In 2006, Mr. Norton moved to Phoenix, Arizona to open a new office. Since then, he has represented workers’ compensation insurance carriers, self-insured employers, and third-party administrators before the Industrial Commission of Arizona and Arizona Appellate Courts. In 2011, Mr. Norton partnered with Mr. Lester to establish Lester & Norton, P.C. He has been active in the Arizona Self-Insured Association and the Arizona Workers’ Compensation Claims Association. Mr. Norton is licensed in Texas and Arizona. He is fluent in Spanish.

Presentations:
Arizona Claims: Navigating and Understanding the Litigation Process, Sedgwick Claims, Dallas, Texas, May 16, 2012
Workers’ Compensation: The Settlement Process and Hearings, National Business Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, May 8, 2012.
"You Can’t Always Get What You Want" – Point/Counterpoint: Defense vs. Claimant Perspective on Claims Handling, 2011 AWCCA Spring Seminar, February 18, 2011