Norman Lippitt, a founding partner of Lippitt O’Keefe Gornbein PLLC has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC).
Lippitt recently was named to the association’s 2015 list of “The Nation’s Top One Percent,” an elite class of advocates representing the legal profession’s finest leaders.
A prosecutor, criminal defense attorney, circuit court judge and currently a private practitioner specializing in civil litigation at Lippitt O’Keefe Gornbein, Lippitt has been the recipient of numerous professional honors, including Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s“Leader in the Law” award, Michigan’s list of “Super Lawyers” and membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
His best-selling book – “In the Trenches: Guerilla Warfare and Other Trial Tactics” – has been described by a leading jurist as “a mandatory read for any lawyer who may have to go to trial.”
“Induction into the NADC’s exclusive list of outstanding U.S. attorneys recognizes Norman Lippitt’s many contributions to the legal profession in Michigan and throughout the United States,” said Ryan C. Plecha, a partner at Lippitt O’Keefe Gornbein. “It’s a well-deserved honor and a tribute to the many years he has devoted to our profession.”
Lippitt is a graduate of the Detroit College of Law, now the Michigan State University College of Law, where he subsequently received an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree for his long-standing service to the school. A former vice president of the Michigan State University College of Law’s board of trustees, he was named a Trustee Emeritus in 2010. He also is an active member of State Bar of Michigan and the Oakland County Bar Association.
A frequent speaker at universities, bar association meetings and community gatherings, Lippitt currently lives in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
The National Association of Distinguished Counsel is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize attorneys who have elevated the standards of the bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate.
NADC members represent the top one percent of attorneys in the United States. The selection process is an extremely thorough one. Members are vetted by a research team, selected by a blue ribbon panel of attorneys from independently neutral organizations and approved by a judicial review board.