Kristin A. Norse
Kristin A. Norse practices exclusively in the areas of appellate practice and civil litigation support. She has over 20 years of legal experience, including ten years working as a staff attorney for the Honorable Chris W. Altenbernd at the Second District Court of Appeal and more than ten years representing clients in trial and appellate courts. She has successfully represented individuals and businesses in a number of appeals varying in scope from complex commercial cases to serious personal injury cases to family law appeals. She has also successfully represented clients by providing trial support and performing in-depth legal research, writing, and argument on key issues presented in complex litigation in state and federal courts.
Ms. Norse is Chair of The Florida Bar's Appellate Practice Section and Past Chair of The Florida Bar’s Appellate Court Rules Committee. She also serves as Co-chair of the Florida Bar's Special Committee on Gender Bias and Diversity. She is a past President of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Ms. Norse is also a former president of the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Hillsborough County Bar Association for the 2015-2016 year. Ms. Norse is listed in 2018 THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA for appellate practice, and 2017 FLORIDA SUPER LAWYERS for appellate practice and also named as one of The Top 50 Women Lawyers in Florida. She has also been named by Florida Trend as 2017 FLORIDA LEGAL ELITE for appellate practice.
Kristin Norse has been awarded the 2016 Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers’ Achievement Award. The HAWL Achievement Award is presented to persons who have demonstrated a commitment to the purpose, goals, and mission of HAWL and who has excelled in his or her career, overcome traditional stereotypes associated with women, promoted the status of women within the profession, and promoted the status of women in the State of Florida.