Ronald A. Norwood Selected for the Washington University School of Law BLSA Outstanding Achievement in Practice Award

Lewis Rice member Ronald A. Norwood has been selected for the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Outstanding Achievement in Practice Award. The Washington University in St. Louis chapter of BLSA is a student organization committed to the development and support of African Americans in the legal profession. The Outstanding Achievement in Practice Award recognizes an attorney who strives for and achieves excellence in his practice and is dedicated to providing high-quality service to his clients.

Throughout his legal career of more than 25 years, Ron has acted as a trial and appellate attorney in state and federal litigation matters throughout the United States, with primary concentrations in Missouri and Illinois. His wide-ranging practice includes representing national and regional banks, mortgage companies, and other financial institutions in a myriad of commercial litigation matters. He represents health insurers, health maintenance organizations, and health care providers in health care litigation disputes. Ron also represents manufacturers in product liability litigation, consumer fraud claims, and disputes arising under the Uniform Commercial Code. In addition to his civil practice, Ron represents clients in various federal investigative and federal criminal matters. Furthermore, as a respected member of the Firm and because of his commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion within the Firm as well as within the legal community, Ron serves as Chairman of the Firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Ron will be honored on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the annual BLSA Banquet.


Throughout our Firm's history, Lewis Rice attorneys have made excellence the foundation of our practice. Founded in 1909, more than a century of service has given us the experience, resources and tools to serve our clients' dynamic needs. Our diverse team of more than 150 attorneys provides counsel and solutions for the challenges facing local, regional and national businesses, as well as individuals and families. Lewis Rice maintains offices in downtown St. Louis, suburban Town & Country and Washington, Missouri and Edwardsville, Illinois. We also have offices in downtown Kansas City, Missouri and suburban Overland Park, Kansas.

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