About Natasha Norris
Our law firm is led by attorney Natasha Norris, who attended University of Minnesota Law School and graduated Cum Laude in 2001. She then worked as a state prosecutor for five years before beginning criminal defense work, as a public defender, in 2006. Her role on the "other side" of criminal cases provides her valuable insights into the methods that state prosecutors use to shape their cases. She is able to accurately determine how prosecutors are likely to approach the case, how strong their case is and what constitutes a fair settlement. During Ms. Norris' stint as a state prosecutor, she worked on numerous sex crimes and received extensive training on how to investigate these crimes. That training now benefits our clients who are accused of sex offenses, which is vital because of the significant sentences in Alaska for anyone convicted of a sex offense. We have the exclusive investigative services of a retired Alaska State Trooper (who just happens to be Ms. Norris' father). When necessary, he provides our clients with a unique and important set of investigative skills that to our knowledge cannot be duplicated by other defense attorneys in Alaska. Our clients are assured of working with Ms. Norris from the initial consultation through the resolution of the case. Ms. Norris' experience as a prosecutor assists her in negotiating with the state, but she is also a trial-tested attorney who will go to court in pursuit of a fair outcome if one cannot be reached through negotiations. We have extensive experience in both rural settings and the state's largest cities. That is another important distinction between our firm and other defense attorneys. A criminal defense lawyer who does not understand the unique aspects of rural Alaskan communities may find it challenging to relate to juries, prosecutors and local law enforcement authorities in those areas.
In addition to practicing law, Ms. Norris is on the board of director for Alaska Bully Rescue. She has a great passion for animals and helped build the rescue from the beginning. Chance are when you visit her in the office you will meet not only with Ms. Norris but also her dog Legend. His name is Legend because, well, he is legendary. Legend has a knack for making clients feel more relaxed and comfortable when they are navigating their legal issues with Ms. Norris.