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Norman A. Thomas, PLLC included in the 2022 Edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers' "Best Law Firms.”

Norman A. Thomas, PLLC announces its inclusion in the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers® and U.S. News & World Report "Best Law Firms" rankings.

“For over three decades, U.S. News has provided the public with accurate and in-depth rankings on key institutions in society from higher education to hospitals and health systems,” says Morgan Felchner, executive editor at U.S. News. "Law firms serve a critical role in American life and ranking them is a key extension of our overall mission to help individuals make important life decisions.”

Firms included in the 2022 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must first have a lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®, which recognizes 6% of lawyers practicing in the United States.

Achieving a tiered ranking in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. Ranked firms, presented in three tiers, are recognized on a national and regional-based scale. Firms that received a tier designation reflect the highest level of respect a firm can earn among other leading lawyers and clients from the same communities and practice areas. Additionally, one "Law Firm of the Year" was named in each nationally ranked practice area.

The 2022 rankings incorporate more than 8.2 million evaluations of more than 115,000 individual leading lawyers from more than 22,000 firms. More than 2,000 firms received a national law firm ranking this year.

About Norman Thomas

Norman A. Thomas conducts appellate litigation across the spectrum of subject matters, primarily in the Virginia Supreme Court, Virginia Court of Appeals, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the Virginia State Corporation Commission. He founded his solo practice firm, Norman A. Thomas, PLLC, in March 2014.

Norman graduated from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in May 1981. In 1978, he received his Bachelor of Arts, with Distinction, from the University of Virginia, where he double-majored in Government and Economics. Norman commenced law practice as a member of the Virginia Bar in June 1981, and devoted over thirty years of his legal career to public service. Since 1988, Norman has been a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. His selections for Best Lawyers in America in Appellate Law are a great honor, as is his selection for 2021 Lawyer of the Year in Appellate Law for Richmond, Virginia. Norman is an active member in leadership positions in the Appellate Practice Sections of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the Virginia Bar Association.

Please contact Norman for all of your appellate litigation needs. His firm's website address is, with offices located at 1015 East Main Street, Lower Level, Richmond, Virginia 23219-3549.

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