Chris Norris

Chris Norris

Chris Norris is a San Francisco native whose early exposure to the practice of law was providing part time computer support to a group of civil litigation attorneys in the late 1980s; from there his duties expanded to include discovery and deposition summaries, followed by motion drafting and trial preparation.

After proudly serving in the United States Army, first as an infantryman and later as a military intelligence officer, Chris used the GI Bill to attend Golden Gate University School of Law, earning a Doctorate of Jurisprudence with Highest Honors in 2009. He has been a member of the State Bar of California since February 2010 and joined Laughlin Legal, PC in 2022.

Chris is skilled at applying the more quantifiable aspects of law, evaluating the cost benefit before advising his clients. His clients are delighted he’s that kind of real estate lawyer and civil litigator. He’s passionate about economic efficiency. Chris holds a California real estate broker license, DRE#01892287, and is a member of the San Francisco Association of Realtors®. He is also an Amateur Extra radio operator, and a FAA certified Gold Seal Flight Instructor; in his free time he enjoys teaching students to fly airplanes and gliders.


California State Bar
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Professional Affiliations

San Mateo County Bar Association, 2022
SFAR, 2011
Lawyer Pilot Bar Association, 2018
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, 1995, lifetime member
Soaring Society of America, 2005, lifetime member
Experimental Aircraft Association, 2006, lifetime member


Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California, J.D., 2009, With Highest Honors
University of California at Berkeley, B.A. in Physics, 2002
Center for Understanding in Conflict, Working Creatively with Conflict: Mediation and Conflict Resolution Training
Chris Norris

In a Client’s Words

“Dear Chris, Thank you is a very small word for what you do for me. In my mind you are a rare person with such a righteous and caring heart. Thanks for being such a true friend to me. I am not sure I could be going through any of this terrible scenario without you.”
Rajni Agarwal
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