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Doug Norwood
Founding Partner and Lead Litigation Attorney

For over a quarter of a century,  former deputy prosecutor Doug Norwood has devoted his legal career to defending the people of Northwest Arkansas against criminal charges.  He started his firm as a solo attorney that did all kinds of legal cases.  Doug quickly decided that DWI / DUI and criminal defense were the only kinds of cases he wanted to handle.  He chose not to do bankruptcies, divorces, personal injury cases, etc.  Over the last 25 plus years, he has hand-picked a team of top litigation attorneys who he leads.   Mr. Norwood and his team have defended more than 25,000...

Cathy Norwood
Managing Partner and Litigation Attorney

Cathy Norwood is the managing partner and a litigation attorney at  Norwood & Norwood, P.A.  She has successfully negotiated with the prosecutor’s offices in Northwest Arkansas for thousands of charges to be dismissed and kept off people’s records. In most cases, through skillful negotiation, she has kept clients of out jail. Through more than two decades of working with thousands of people charged with serious crimes, Ms. Norwood has developed a keen understanding of the potentially far-reaching impact of such an event on a person’s life. She has dedicated her career to...

Jonathan D. Nelson
Litigation Attorney

During his more than ten-year legal career, Jon Nelson has represented clients in numerous trials in both Arkansas and Texas. After practicing law in Texas, he served as a deputy prosecuting attorney in Northwest Arkansas. Jon has handled many thousands of criminal cases. He also became a certified law enforcement instructor with the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy and has taught more than 60 hours of police training to more than 300 local area law enforcement officers. Through this experience, he has developed a keen awareness and understanding regarding the way in which police...

Angela Hyde
Litigation Attorney

Angela was a prosecuting attorney in Northwest Arkansas for many years. She prosecuted cases in Washington County Circuit Court, Fayetteville District Court, Springdale District Court, Elkins District Court, Prairie Grove District Court, as well as other courts. She has an intimate knowledge of criminal law and the procedures that prosecutors and law enforcement officers use to convict you of criminal charges. Angela has spent many hours in the court room trying and negotiating the outcome of criminal cases. She will use this experience to fight for your case. Mr. Norwood hand picked...

Thomas Marks
Litigation Attorney

Tom has served as a deputy prosecuting attorney in both Pulaski and Washington counties. Tom has handled thousands of criminal cases, ranging from traffic violations to DWIs to violent felonies. During his time with the prosecutor’s office, Tom gained an understanding of the tactics employed by both the prosecutors and the police to convict people charged with crimes. Tom is excited to use his knowledge and insight to battle for the clients of Norwood and Norwood and to help them win their cases! Mr. Marks was hand-picked by Norwood and Norwood to be part of the DWI/DUI and criminal...

Ramon Bertucci
Litigation Attorney

Ramon Bertucci earned his law degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Mr. Norwood hand-picked Ramon to be on his DWI / DUI and criminal defense legal team after hearing wonderful things about his skill. Mr. Bertucci has defended thousands of people charged with crimes. He understands the consequences of a criminal conviction, and how it can negatively impact a person’s life for many years to come. As such, he has devoted his career to helping minimize the damage of criminal charges on a person’s life. Mr. Bertucci is a skilled, experienced negotiator and litigator,...

Brannen Payne

Brannen Payne earned his law degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Mr. Norwood hand-picked Brannen to be on his DWI / DUI and criminal defense legal team after hearing and seeing him do a fabulous job for his clients.  Mr. Payne has defended thousands of people charged with crimes. He understands the consequences of a criminal conviction, and how it can negatively impact a person’s life for many years to come. As such, he has devoted her career to helping minimize the damage of criminal charges on a person’s life. Mr. Payne is a skilled, experienced negotiator and...

Dorothy Crookshank
Litigation Attorney

Dorothy Crookshank is a highly trained and educated legal researcher and legal writer who is currently working with Doug Norwood on the writing and publishing of criminal defense resource casebooks for practitioners. Dorothy graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magnum Cum Laude from Temple University in Philadelphia in History and went on to graduate near the top of her law school class at the University of Arkansas School of Law at Fayetteville. Always with an interest in research and writing and a passion for criminal defense, upon graduation from law school, Dorothy worked as the Judicial Law...

Why a Team of Attorneys?

Norwood & Norwood, P.A. is one of the best DWI / DUI and criminal defense law firms in Northwest Arkansas. For over a quarter of a century, we’ve defended more than 25,000 criminal cases, including more than 8,000 DWI cases. The lawyers in our firm include former deputy prosecutors, people who have worked on the other side, and understand the strategies and tactics the prosecutor will use to try and convict you. Even though you are only paying one legal fee if you hire our firm, you are receiving the benefit of having a team of lawyers with over 100 years of combined legal experience.

Doug Norwood

  • SuperLawyer™
  • Former Deputy Prosecuter
  • Defended over 25,000 cases
  • Defended over 8,000 DWIs
  • Serving NWA since 1988
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated
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