Meet Attorney Jay S. Norton

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Jay S. Norton

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Jay S. Norton, former Chief of the Criminal Trial Division of the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, is a San Antonio native with over 30 years of experience practicing law.

Jay received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from St. Mary’s University and his Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University – School of Law. He began his legal career in 1985 at Bexar County Legal Aid.

In late 1986, Jay joined the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney. Jay served in this position for six years before entering private practice as a criminal defense attorney. Jay has successfully tried hundreds of cases as both a prosecutor and defense attorney, in both state and federal courts.

He would later return to the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office after Nico LaHood’s election in 2014, where he rose to the leadership role as a section chief.

As a District Attorney section chief, his responsibilities included the daily supervision, training, and mentoring of all Assistant Criminal District Attorneys assigned to the felony trial courts of Bexar County.

Jay has extensive trial experience encompassing all classes and degrees of criminal cases, including the most serious felony offenses under Texas law.

  • Juris Doctorate St. Mary’s University – School of Law - Graduate School San Antonio, TX
  • B.A. in Political Science St. Mary’s University - University San Antonio, TX

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Why Choose LaHood Norton Law Group
  • Here When You Need Us

    Our team will be available to you after hours and on the weekends, whenever you need us.

  • Former District Attorney On Your Side

    Founding attorney, Nico LaHood, is the former Bexar County District Attorney. He has experience on the other side of the aisle that will be invaluable to your case.

  • Over 70 Years of Combined Experience

    Our accomplished attorneys have over seven decades of combined experience in the criminal justice system.

  • Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Two of our attorneys are Board Certified in Criminal Defense, making them specialists in their field.

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