Danyahel “Danny” Norris is the Principal Partner of Norris & Norris, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, which specializes in providing intellectual property law and other transactional legal services to individuals, small businesses, and other entities. Along with lecturing for various organizations, he currently serves as the Associate Director of the Law Library and Instructor of Legal Research and Civil Rights, at Thurgood Marshall School of Law where he received a faculty appreciation award in 2011.
Mr. Norris received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, a Master of Library Science from the University of North Texas, and a Juries Doctor from Texas Southern University. He is licensed to practice before the State Bar of Texas and the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
Mr. Norris has published several articles on a variety of topics covering both international and domestic issues. Notably, Mr. Norris, along with his is 2010 law review article discussing Houston gentrification, was featured in the Houston Press in July 2011.
Mr. Norris is active in his community, both personally and professionally. He is the Democratic nominee for the Harris County Department of Education Board of Trustees Position 6, which serves the 25 school districts in Harris County, as well as thousands of students and teachers directly through various programs. He is an adviser for the Houston Professionals Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, an organization he credits with first molding his leadership abilities as an undergraduate, where he served as chapter president, as well as numerous offices at the regional and national level. He is also an adviser for the Houston chapter of New Leaders Council, where he was a 2015 fellow.
In the local bar community, he is a past President of the Houston Lawyers Association and a member of the Houston Bar Association. He is also involved in the state-wide bar community, where he is currently serving the Immediate Past Chair of the African-American Lawyers Section for the State Bar of Texas. Nationally, he is a member of various national bar organizations, including the American Bar Association and the National Bar Association. Notably, in 2015 he received the National Bar Association’s Entertainment and Sports Law Section Chairman’s Award, and in 2016 he received the University of Houston African American Studies Program Dr. Marguerite Ross Barnett Distinguished Alumni Award.
In his spare time, Justin enjoys spending time with loved ones, traveling and editing videos.