HALL BOOTH SMITH, P.C
Harry D. Norton, Jr. is a Partner in our New Jersey office, and he has defended insurers and insureds for more than 40 years.
Harry is sought after by both courts and law firms for his skills as an arbitrator and mediator. He specializes in insurance matters including personal injury reimbursement claims, premises liability, construction, governmental liability and other disputes. He also represents clients in arbitration and mediation and on appeal.
Before joining Hall Booth Smith in 2021, he was a Partner at Norton, Sheehy, Murphy & Corrubia, P.C. a law firm in New Jersey.
Harry serves as a Municipal Court Judge in six different municipalities and has served as a Borough Attorney or Special Counsel for the municipalities of Saddle River, Ramsey and the Village of Ridgefield Park, as well as for the cites of Hackensack, Clifton and Paterson.
He is a panel attorney for the South Bergen County Joint Insurance Fund, the Municipal Excess Liability Fund for Public Officials and Employment Practices Liability, and the New Jersey Intergovernmental Insurance Fund for Municipal Liability. He also serves on the mediation panel for the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Earlier in his career, Harry was an Assistant Prosecutor in the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, serving as Chief of the Trial Section and Chief of the Grand Jury Section. He was a law secretary for the Honorable John L. Ard in the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey.
Harry earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he served as the Director of the Legislative Bureau and received the Seton Hall Law Center Alumni Award. He also completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in government and law at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, where he was the recipient of the Pepper Prize for outstanding leadership and was named to the Dean’s List.
Harry is an avid golfer, and has been a member of the Hackensack Golf Club for more than 25 years, a member of the Marsh Creek Country Club in St. Augustine, Florida, for more than 20 years, a member of the Trenton Country Club for more than a decade, and an overseas member of the County Sligo Golf Club at Rosses Point in Ireland.
Harry is sought after by both courts and law firms for his skills as an arbitrator and mediator. Harry also has more than 40 years of experience representing clients in a wide range of insurance litigation, liability matters, mediation, arbitration and appeals. He works closely with each client to ensure their legal strategy is aligned with their long-term business goals, and to defend their rights during litigation and at trial. He also handles appeals, where he helps clients preserve a hard-won victory or overturn an unfavorable outcome.
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