We handle: Intellectual Property - patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets; Bankruptcy - Chapter 7, 13 and 11, representing creditors and debtors; Litigation - from Small Claims to Federal Suits and Estate, Trust and Probate Issues.
From our downtown Arlington, Texas office, we serve clients throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, working in the areas of Intellectual Property, Bankruptcy, Family Law 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. Our firm compassionately handles family issues. 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!Example casesIntellectual 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.
Estate, Trust and Probate Issues -Norred Law understands that end of life matters can be complicated and sensitive. Our firm strives to handle these issues with compassion and competence. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
515 E. Border St.
Arlington TX 76010
Intellectual property projects and bankruptcy filings are typically fixed-price; litigation is usually billed hourly. Probate/Estate issues can be a mix of flat or hourly fees.
Rates vary from $250 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.
For folks in the west part of the DFW area, I work with:
Southlake/Keller/Grapevine, co-located with Justice & White Law, PLLC
Norred Law assists inventors and business owners doing work anywhere in the world with United States and international patent applications, trademark registration, and copyright registration, and then helps defend those rights in infringement cases.
Norred Law provides practical and cost-effective representation to inventors and companies located all over the world, both before the United States Patent & Trademark Office and in efforts to obtain patent rights all over the globe. These efforts are led by Warren Norred, who still holds his current Professional Engineer license and guided dozens of firms as a consultant for 15 years as an electrical engineer before starting his legal career. Norred Law's work is colored by experience with litigation in intellectual property - knowing how courts treat patents and having participated in the judicial process is a major benefit in the drafting of patents. This reality sets Norred Law apart from organizations which perform only prosecution work. One can often convince the Patent Office to issue a patent that is wholly unenforceable and essentially worthless if such considerations are not made. In the last two years, Norred Law has applied for patents and trademarks in 54 countries, and assisted creative people with copyright registration in the Library of Congress, and been involved in many suits to protect our clients.
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.
Litigation Breach of Contract, Deceptive Trade Practices, Tow Cases, Credit Card Cases, HOA Disputes, Partnership Disputes, Oil and Gas Related Disputes, Easements, Eminent Domain
Business Formation and Governance LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, Non-Profit
Contracts Drafting and Negotiation
Probate and Guardianship
Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning
Arbitration American Arbitration Association, Construction and TX Labor Code
Oil and Gas Mineral Lease Negotiation, Surface Rights, Operating Agreements, Mineral Deeds
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2007
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.
Bar Number: 24045094
Texas Wesleyan School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2007
Master of Science
University of Texas, 1993
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