Ronald A. Norwood Presents at ABA Mid-Year on “Constitutional Policing: The Case for and Against Qualified Immunity”

On February 2, 2024, Ronald A. Norwood, Chair of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, participated as a panelist at the American Bar Association Midyear Meeting. The discussion centered on qualified immunity, exploring its current implications and future prospects for safeguarding constitutional rights during law enforcement interactions. Ron served seven years as counsel to the St. Louis Police Department and has represented Ferguson, Missouri, for the last decade. This experience has helped Ron understand the challenges law enforcement faces. He highlighted the demanding nature of policing, emphasizing the necessity of qualified immunity when recruiting and training officers.

To read a summary and watch the recording of the panel discussion on the American Bar Association website, click under "Resources" below.

Ron represents national and regional banks, mortgage companies, and other financial institutions in commercial and tort litigation matters. He also represents health insurers, health maintenance organizations, and health care providers in health care litigation disputes and provides counsel to manufacturers in product liability litigation, consumer fraud claims, and disputes arising under the Uniform Commercial Code. Additionally, Ron has represented governmental, quasi-governmental entities, and municipalities in an assortment of litigation matters, has defended various entities in class action lawsuits, and has represented clients in federal investigative and federal criminal matters.