Who We Are
Ed Norwood has been a trial lawyer for 36 years and is a Board Certified Civil Trial Law Attorney. Ed began his practice at Vinson & Elkins in 1972 where he worked as an associate in the civil trial section for four years. Ed then joined a fellow attorney in Liberty, Texas and opened Taylor & Norwood. In 2000, Ed became a shareholder with Cotton, Bledsoe, Tighe & Dawson, P.C. in the litigation section.
Ed represents plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases. Ed’s practice emphasizes complex commercial trials, including contract disputes, land title disputes, oil and gas litigation, and serious personal injury and death cases.
Ed has extensive experience litigating in state and federal courts. He has also handled appeals in the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Texas Supreme Court, and most of the Texas State Courts of Appeals.
Ed has been recognized in a peer-review survey as a Texas “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics Magazine in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009.
He was adjunct professor of Oil and Gas Law at Bates College of Law, University of Houston, from 1973 to 1974. Ed is also a featured author and speaker at seminars on oil and gas litigation sponsored by the State Bar of Texas and the American Bar Association. To access some of his informative articles, click here.
U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
1969, Louisiana State University, B.S., Petroleum Engineering
1972, Bates College fo Law, University of Houston, J.D., cum laude
Board Certified Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Houston, Liberty County, Fifth Circuit and American Bar Associations
State Bar of Texas (Past Member, Administration of Justice Committee and the Mineral Law Section)
American Board of Trial Advocates
Texas “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics Magazine in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009
AV® Preeminent Peer Review RatingSM by Martindale-Hubbell®
Mr. Norwood is supported by highly trained, experienced staff.
Also a Liberty native, Ms. Rakestraw has nearly 20 years of experience managing a trial attorney office and maintaining high-quality client relationships. At The Norwood Law Firm, her valuable skills and experience contribute to an efficient operation of the firm.
1993, Lee College Legal Assistant Program