The Norton Law Firm is a litigation boutique based in Oakland, California, representing
plaintiffs and defendants in complex civil litigation.



Founding partners Fred Norton and Bree Hann are seasoned trial lawyers who have the unusual distinction of having won a plaintiff jury verdict of $1.3 billion, and having obtained a complete defense win in a class action tried to verdict. We combine that high-stakes litigation experience with the practical business judgment gained by managing litigation and investigations as senior inhouse counsel at multi-billion dollar public corporations.

Our unusual breadth of perspective allows us to find creative, aggressive, and yet pragmatic strategies that serve our clients’ larger goals. And when that strategy is to take a case to trial, we have the skill, tenacity, and credibility to obtain the best possible outcome.


  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Consumer & Class Actions
  • Trade Secret & Employee Mobility
  • IP (Copyright)
  • Renewable Energy
  • Complex Business Disputes
  • Government Enforcement Defense
  • False Claims Act
  • Appellate
  • Pro Bono