From our downtown Arlington, Texas office, we serve clients throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, working in the areas of Intellectual Property, Bankruptcy, and Litigation. Our IP work covers the range of patent prosecution, trademark and copyright registration, trade secrets, non-disclosure agreements, and employee handbook issues. Our Bankruptcy work falls into debtor and creditor representation, with filings under Chapter 7, 11 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code, adversary proceedings, garnishment and collection matters. We also represent litigants in lawsuits at every level of court.
Warren Norred passed the Patent Bar while still studying in law school in Fort Worth's Texas Wesleyan School of Law, and running an engineering company. After gaining admission to the State Bar of Texas in 2007, he set up a solo practice in downtown Arlington, Texas, where it remains today. The firm serves in an "of counsel" capacity to other firms needing Bankruptcy and IP expertise in several DFW area general practices, particularly in Weatherford and Southlake. Principal attorney Warren Norred was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas this year, preparing for the future!
Intellectual Property - activities include mechanical and electrical patents, trademarks and copyright registration.
Bankruptcy - In the last year, Norred Law has been involved in personal Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy filings, business Chapter 11 filings, and several Adversary Proceedings (lawsuits in bankruptcy court).
Litigation - In the last year, our office has handled many dozen Small Claims, a couple dozen district level court disputes, and several federal suits, including the settlement of a patent infringement case involving a major home remodeling chain.
200 East Abram Street
Arlington TX 76010
Intellectual property projects and bankruptcy filings are typically fixed-price; litigation is usually billed hourly.
Rates vary from $275 to $350/hour. Patents and bankruptcy filings are typically on a per-task basis.
By appointment only
Spanish is available given notice that it is needed; other languages are also available as needed.
The engineering background of principal attorney Warren Norred lends itself to Intellectual Property, and has been a natural area of strength for the firm.
The bankruptcy focus of Norred Law comes from pro bono work performed early after graduation. Bankruptcy law is similar to Intellectual Property work, in that the practice of bankruptcy is dominated by complex and arcane rules, and includes a surprisingly wide range of creative opportunities to make bad financial situations better.
Of course, litigation seems to come with every area of legal practice, and rather than avoid the courtroom, our firm tends to enjoy it.
The more accurate the education the client has, the better. I particularly enjoy clients that read up on the Means Test for bankruptcy and know the process, or know the difference between a patent, trademark and copyright.
I'm happy to perform services that clients need!
Attorneys who provide initial consultations always have to balance the need to be paid for their knowledge with helping people who are hurting. When clients are open and honest and say that they are looking for assistance on a "do it yourself" legal project, then I'm happy to just charge them for a minimal amount of time, so long as they realize they are getting essentially generic answers to their specific questions.
I began a contract engineering firm in the mid-1990s, working throughout the Arlington and Dallas-Fort Worth region. I began offering services as a manufacturing representative firm covering the four-state area of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma in 2001, which is still in operation.
I ran my own small business for more than a decade before becoming an attorney, and worked as a professional engineer for a decade before that.
When faced with a legal dispute, I tend to offer an easy-going approach to the other side, but when the opposition shows that they are not interested, I shift to a far more aggressive side, a side that some folks think is more natural.Personal interests:
Running, biking, cycling, chess, and politics.
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