Attorney Blaine Norris is a trial lawyer with 25+ years of experience who brings common sense and aggressive advocacy to serious injury, wrongful death, and business litigation matters. He has recovered millions of dollars in civil judgments and settlements, and is skilled at selecting juries, handling tough witnesses, and trying cases. Over the years, Blaine has been involved in litigating or arbitrating all types of personal injury and business litigation matters.
Blaine received his history degree from UGA in 1994, and then his law degree from UGA School of Law in 1997, both magna cum laude. He started his legal practice at a large Atlanta law firm then returned to Athens to serve as the domestic violence prosecutor. From there he entered private practice as a trial lawyer, forming Wiggins & Norris LLC, then, Wiggins Norris Coffey PA. In 2018, he moved his offices to 1143 Prince Avenue, in the heart of the Athens medical community, so he could better accommodate the needs of his personal injury clients. He has served numerous years as a trial practice instructor at the UGA School of Law, is a member of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Western Judicial Circuit Bar Association (Board of Governors 2007-2008; President 2011-2012), and has been listed as “Top Attorneys” by Georgia Trend Magazine (2012), and by the National Trial Lawyers as “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” (2014), and has as 10.0 in Personal Injury by AVVO.
Blaine and his wife, Alison, live in Athens with their three children who attend Westminster Christian Academy, and are members of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in downtown Athens.
J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, magna cum laude (’97)
B.A., University of Georgia, magna cum laude (’94)
Vanderbilt University (attended ’92-’94)
State of Georgia Bar (’97)
Georgia Supreme Court (’98)
Georgia Court of Appeals (’98)
US Court of Appeals 11th Circuit (’08)
US District Court, Northern District of Georgia (’98)
US District Court, Middle District of Georgia (’00)