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Norman S. Fletcher - Rome, GA

The Omberg House615 West 1st StreetPost Office Box 5007 Rome, GA 30161

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Updated: 11/13/2017

Rome Appellate Litigation Lawyer


Norman S. Fletcher was sworn in as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia on June 28, 2001, and retired from the Court June 30, 2005. Former Chief Justice Fletcher was appointed to the Georgia Supreme Court on December 28, 1989. Justice Fletcher joined Brinson Askew Berry as Of Counsel, bringing with him his 47 years of experience as a trial lawyer, counselor, city attorney, county attorney and general practitioner...

About Norman S. Fletcher

Practice Areas

  • Appellate Litigation
  • Education
  • Litigation
  • Mediation/Arbitration
  • Municipality/Local Government

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney


Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1958
  • Georgia, 1958

Other Affiliations

  • State Disciplinary Board, 1984 - 1987 (Member)
  • State Disciplinary Board, 1986 - 1987 (Chairman, Investigative Panel)
  • Georgia State Bar, 1977 - 1978 (Chairman, Local Government Section)
  • City Attorney's Section of GMA, 1978 - 1979 (President)
  • Attorney's Title Guaranty Fund, 1971 - 1975 (Board Member)
  • Lookout Mountain Bar Association, 1973 - 1974 (President)
  • University of Georgia Law SChool Association, 1977 (President)
  • LaFayette Chamber of Commerce (Member)
  • University of Georgia School of Law, 1992 - 1995 (Member, Board of Visitors)
  • University of Georgia School of Law, 1994 - 1995 (Chair, Board of Visitors)
  • LaFayette Rotary Club (Former President)
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • University of Georgia, College of Public and International Affairs, 2004 - Present (Board of Visitors)


  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1995
  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia, 1958
  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 1956
    Honors: Sphinx, Gridiron, Blue Key, ODK, President of Junior and Senior

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi

Past Positions

  • Georgia Supreme Court, Presiding Justice, 1995 - 2001
  • Georgia Supreme Court, Chief Justice, 2001 - 2005
  • Judicial Counsel of Georgia, Chair, 2001 - 2005
  • Conference of Chief Justices, Board of Directors, 2003 - 2005
  • State of Georgia, Special Assistant Attorney General, 1979 - 1989
  • City Attorney, City of LaFayette, City of LaFayette, 1979 - 1989
  • Walker County, County Attorney, 1973 - 1988
  • Fletcher & Womack Law Firm, LaFayette, GA, - 1989
  • Shaw, Irwin & Fletcher, LaFayette GA, - 1963
  • Matthews, Maddox, Walton & Smith, 1958 - 1963
  • Georgia Supreme Court, Justice, 1990 - 1995
  • Georgia Supreme Court, 1990 - 2005

Pro Bono Activities

  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Georgia Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Old Warhorse Lawyers Club
  • The Advocates, Ltd.
  • President, City Attorney Section, Georgia Municipal Association, 1978 - 1979
  • Chair, Local Government Section of State Bar, 1977 - 1978
  • University of Georgia Arch Foundation, Chairman of the Board, 2008 - Present
  • Member, Peachtree Presbyterian Church, Ruling Elder
  • Officer, First Presbyterian Church of Rome
  • Officer, LaFayette Presbyterian Church
  • Officer, Cherokee Presbytery
  • Commissioner, Presbyterian Church USA General Assembly, 1984-1985



  • The Harold G. Clarke Award by the Georgia Indigent Defense Counsel "in recognition of his long-term commitment and dedication to the cause of insuring equal justice for all of Georgia's citizens, 1999
  • The Phoenix Committee/Gridiron Secret Society's The Phoenix Award "for a lifetime of labor toward the rebirth of society", Fall 2000
  • Blue Key Service Award, November 2002
  • The Atlanta Bar Association's Leadership Award "for inspiring by his example, challenging by his deeds, reminding us all of our debt to our profession and our community, December 2002
  • The Association of County Commissioners of Georgia's Excellence in Government Award "in recognition of outstanding public service by a former city official", April 2003
  • The Atlanta Bar Association's Judicial Section - The Honorable Romae Turner Powell Judicial Service Award, June 2003
  • The National Center for State Court's Harry L. Carrico Award "for judicial innovation." January 2004. Chief Justice Fletcher was the first recipient of this Award
  • The Emory Public Interest Committee's Epic Inspiration Award "for outstanding leadership in the public interest", February 2004
  • The State Bar of Georgia's General Practice and Trial Section - The Tradition of Excellence Award, June 2004
  • The Blue Key Award "in appreciation for exemplary public service and support of UGA Blue Key", February 2005
  • The Georgia First Amendment Foundation's Charles L. Weltner Freedom of Information Award for "preserving the public's right to know", March 2005
  • The Athens Justice Project Award, May 2005
  • The Atlanta Bar Association's Litigation Section - The Logan E. Bleckley Award "for providing extraordinary leadership and service to the Bar", May 2005
  • The Norman S. Fletcher Professionalism Award - The Lookout Mountain Bar Association honors a recipient yearly with this Award which began in 2004
  • University of Georgia School of Law Equal Justice foundation Award for Outstanding Public Interest Attorney - 2005
  • Georgia Excellence in Public Service Award - State/Regional Official. September 2005
  • Eagle Scout

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The Omberg House615 West 1st StreetPost Office Box 5007 Rome, GA 30161


  • (706) 234-3574

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