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Lynn  Norton-Ramirez

Lynn Norton-Ramirez

The Law Office of Lynn Norton-Ramirez, PLLC
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Traffic Tickets
  • North Carolina
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I have been a practicing attorney since 1987. I began my legal career in Los Angeles, California. I joined the Office of the Public Defender in 1990. During my 18 year career as a Deputy Public Defender, I was able to gain invaluable trial experience. I was promoted to the highest trial level position and was assigned death penalty cases. I lectured at attorney training seminars on the topic of juvenile mitigation and fitness and taught a felony trial series for new felony lawyers.
Upon relocating to North Carolina, I worked as an Assistant District Attorney for the County of Durham prosecuting misdemeanors and serious felony cases. I have been in private practice since November of 2008. I represent many private clients in pending criminal and traffic matters in Orange, Durham, Chatham and Wake counties. My case, Packingham v. North Carolina was argued before the United States Supreme Court in 2017 and the highest court in this country agreed with my trial argument that a North Carolina law was an unconstitutional infringement of my client's First Amendment rights. I am a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and the Orange County Bar Association.

University of California - Davis
J.D. (1987) | Law
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University of California - San Diego
B.A. (1983) | History, Art History & Political Science
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Professional Experience
Sole Practitioner in Criminal Defense Law
The Law Office Of Lynn Norton
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I can handle all criminal defense matters from traffic tickets to felony cases.
Assistant District Attorney
Durham County District Attorney's Office
Prosecuted all felony cases, including homicide matters.
Deputy Public Defender IV
Office of the Public Defender, Los Angeles, Ca.
Extensive experience in all criminal defense matters from misdemeanors cases (including DWI), juvenile defense and felony practice, including capital defense.
Associate attorney
Parkinson, Wolf, Lazar & Leo
Civil litigation/Insurance Defense
Professional Associations
Orange County Bar Association
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North Carolina Bar Association
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North Carolina State Bar
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Legal Answers
Q. My phone was taken as evidence a year ago. I know there is no evidence on the phone.its been a year. How do I get it bac
A: It depends if the case or investigation that precipitated the seizure of the phone is still pending. If it has been closed, a Return of Property order signed by the judge and addressed to the law enforcement body in possession of the phone is recommended. If the investigation and/or case is ongoing, the phone won't be returned until it is closed.
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Chapel Hill office
7306 Spring Vista Court
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Cell: (919) 448-5988