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Cierra N. Norris - Chicago, IL

900 W. Jackson BlvdSte. 6E Chicago, IL 60607

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Updated: 10/01/2021

Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer

Overview

Cierra N. Norris is a Criminal Defense Attorney and founder of The Law Office of CN Norris, a firm dedicated to social justice.

After becoming a mother at the age of 16, Norris read a statistic stating that her son was more likely to become incarcerated as a black male born to a single mother. This was the impetus for Norris' decision to enter the legal field pushing her to not only provide better opportunities for her son, but to make a positive impact on society...

Cierra N. Norris is a Criminal Defense Attorney and founder of The Law Office of CN Norris, a firm dedicated to social justice.

After becoming a mother at the age of 16, Norris read a statistic stating that her son was more likely to become incarcerated as a black male born to a single mother. This was the impetus for Norris' decision to enter the legal field pushing her to not only provide better opportunities for her son, but to make a positive impact on society. Her determination was a key factor in putting herself through school to earn both her bachelor's degree and her law degree. She worked multiple jobs and waitressed in order to accomplish her educational goals.

In 2017, Attorney Norris founded The Law Office of CN Norris at the age of 27. She brings courage, instinct, attention to detail, and a hunger for knowledge and fact-finding to her practice. She is passionate about putting an end to mass incarceration and injustice and her practice and successes as an attorney are a testament to this. Attorney Norris humanizes criminal defense by truly connecting with her clients and is open, honest, and uses her litigation skills and knowledge of the law to bring her clients justice. She treats her clients with respect and promises to fight for them as she would for her own family.

Norris holds a Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law where she served as the school's Student Bar Association Supreme Court Justice, Student Bar Association Constitutional Committee Member, and Black Law Student Association Mock Trial Team Member. Norris' experience prior to opening her firm includes serving as a Law Clerk for the City of Chicago's Public Defender Office 711, working as Judicial Extern to the Honorable Judge Victoria A. Roberts, and working as a Criminal Intake Volunteer at Cabrini Green Legal Aid.

Having graduated from law school only a few years ago, Attorney Norris has already made a name for herself with big wins including single-handedly managing to get almost a dozen inmates freed from Cook County Jail during COVID-19, among other notable cases. Deemed with the nickname Miss Cook County, there is no limit to what she and her team will accomplish next.

About Cierra N. Norris

Current Employment Position(s)

  • CEO & Founder

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense

Qualifications

Past Positions

  • The City of Chicago’s Public Defender Office 711, Law Clerk, 2015 - 2016
  • Honorable Judge Victoria A. Roberts, Judicial Extern, 2014 - Present
  • Cabrini Green Legal Aid, Criminal Intake Volunteer, 2014 - 2015

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    J.D.
    Honors: Appellate Moot Court Society
    Honors: Champion, Honorable William J. Bauer Competition, Chicago IL, September, 2015
    Honors: DePaul College of Law Student Bar Association Supreme Court Justice
    Honors: DePaul College of Law Student Bar Association Constitutional Committee Member
    Honors: DePaul University Black Law Student Association: Mock Trial Team
  • Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio, May, 2013
    B.A.
    Honors: Dayton C. Miller Honor Society, Superior Academic Achievement, top 4%, Dec 2012
    Honors: Sigma Iota Rho, International Studies Honor Society, inducted in April 2012
    Honors: Pi Gamma Mu, Social Science Honor Society, inducted April 2012
    Honors: Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honor Society, inducted in April 2012
    Honors: Alpha Lambda Delta, Freshman Honor Society inducted April 2010
    Major: Political Science and Public Relations

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Address

900 W. Jackson BlvdSte. 6E Chicago, IL 60607

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Included on the 2024 Illinois list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers list

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