Duquesne University School of Law

Katherine Norton, J.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Externship Coordinator

Office: Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education 310

Phone Number: 412.396.1688

E-Mail Address: nortonk1@duq.edu

Education: J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2005
B.S. in Psychology, Allegheny College, 2002

Katherine L.W. Norton joined the School of Law full-time in 2014 as an assistant clinical professor of law and the externship coordinator. Professor Norton serves as the supervising attorney for the Family Law Clinic and coordinates the externship programs.

Prior to accepting her current position, Professor Norton practiced in all areas of family law at both the Court of Common Pleas and Appellate levels. Professor Norton was previously in private practice with the law firms of Elliott & Davis, P.C. and Pollock, Begg, Komar, Glasser & Vertz, P.C. Super Lawyers magazine named her a "Rising Star" in the area of family law for the years 2010 through 2014.

She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and received her Bachelor of Science in psychology from Allegheny College.

Professor Norton currently serves as co-chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association Public Service Committee.

  • Half-Moon Seminar for Paralegals on Family Law Issues
  • Allegheny Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Appellate Practice Lunch and Learn
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Complex Custody Trials
  • Pro Bono Center of Allegheny County, Custody Conciliation Project Training CLE
  • Pro Bono Center of Allegheny County, PFA-Custody Law Update
  • Pro Bono Center of Allegheny County, Family Law Custody Appeals Training CLE

Author Contributor

  • Pro Bono Center of Allegheny County, Custody Conciliation Project Training Manual
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Complex Custody Trials
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Custody Appeals
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Custody Law Updates

Professional and Community Affiliations •Bar Admissions: Pennsylvania, October 2005 Western District of Pennsylvania, January 2006 •Public Service Committee, Allegheny County Bar Association, Co-Chair, 2013 through Present Member since 2008 •Pro Bono Committee, Family Law Section, Allegheny County Bar Association, Co-Chair, 2008 through 2011 •Children's Issues Committee, Allegheny County Bar Association, Co-Chair, 2006 through 2008 •Matrimonial Inns of Court, Member, 2007 through Present •Allegheny County Bar Association, including Family Law Section, Member •Pennsylvania Bar Association, including Family Law Section, Member •Salvation Army Most Amazing Race, Board Member, 2008 through 2010 •Salvation Army Garbage Bag Gala, Co-Chair, 2008

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