Jeff Norman

Jeff Norman

Webster, Texas

Jeff is the standing Chapter 13 Trustee in the southern district of Ohio, and is retired from full-time practice. His partner, Tom Root, is now overseeing all cases for the firm.

Jeff is an experienced board certified bankruptcy attorney and bankruptcy litigator with over 23 years experience. He has successfully represented over seven thousand bankrupt debtors – including individuals and businesses.

Jeff is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Houston Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys and is Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as well as Board Certified – Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification. Jeff was named a 2008 Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights.

Representative Cases

  • Successfully handled complex business Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases including Oil and Gas Service Companies, Maritime Shipping Companies, Restaurants, High Net Worth Individuals, a Video Production Company and a Offshore Diving and Salvaging Company.
  • Successfully managed farmer, ranching and fishing Chapter 12 cases.
  • Successfully handled over 6,000 individual clients in their Chapter 7 or 13 case.
  • Jeff is "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He received the "very high to preeminent" rating of legal ability and the "very high" rating of ethical standards, the highest ratings ever given in both categories.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1985
  • Houston Baptist University
    • B.S. - 1982
    • Major: Accounting and Finance

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Houston Association of Debtor Attorneys
  • American Bankruptcy Institute