Norman F. Klick, Jr.
Norman practice is dedicated to civil litigation and includes representation of healthcare professionals and providing legal counsel on issues of professional liability, insurance defense, commercial disputes and other areas of civil litigation. He also provides extensive consultation in risk management, conflict resolution, licensing and professional disciplinary matters, including healthcare credentialing and Medical Board disputes. He has been recognized nationally in Best Lawyers in America® as the Greensboro Litigation-Health Care Law “Lawyer of the Year” in 2018 and 2020.
Norman has successfully defended numerous medical malpractice and other cases in jury trials and arbitrations in North Carolina and South Carolina. He has also argued cases before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and North Carolina Supreme Court, and he is admitted to and has appeared before the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a prestigious invitation only organization of the nation’s leading trial attorneys. In order to become a member of ABOTA a trial attorney must have a minimum number of years of practice, have tried a minimum number of cases to verdict, demonstrated impeccable ethics, character and civility and be nominated and approved by ABOTA leadership. A very small percentage of trial attorneys are invited to become members of ABOTA.
Whether consulting with his clients on day to day issues, or aggressively advocating on their behalf in matters of litigation, Norman's comprehensive experience and zeal has resulted in the successful defense of many medical malpractice claims and lawsuits. Norman often is asked to provide advice regarding risk management consultation, conflict resolution, and licensing and disciplinary matters, including health care credentialing disputes. This often involves handling cases across the State of North Carolina. He has handled matters from Manteo to Asheville. Norman has also successfully represented health care providers before the North Carolina Medical Board and in matters involving contractual disputes. He has also successfully tried to verdict cases involving commercial, construction and other insurance defense matters.
Whether consulting with his clients on day-to-day issues, or aggressively litigating on their behalf, Norman prides himself on his work ethic, commitment and experience. “I try to apply the same hard work and dedication to each of my client’s legal matters that I would if I were representing a member of my own family,” he says.
Norman has advised and represents numerous high-profile clients, including professional athletes, a Grammy Award-winning rock band, a very well,\-known rap artist and an NFL starting quarterback. Norman acts as general counsel for Proehlific Park, a youth center created by NFL superstar, former Carolina Panther and two-time Super bowl winner Ricky Proehl. Retained as the primary legal counsel at the onset, Norman assisted in the creation of Proehlific Park and remains actively involved in its operation and mentoring disadvantaged youth. He is currently developing a program called the “Boys Club” in which he and others are working with teenage young men to mentor them on issues ranging from respect for themselves and others to simple matters like learning how to tie a tie knot and basic hygiene.
One of Norman’s greatest professional and personal honors was to represent and advise victims of the Ft. Hood terrorist shooting. He was involved in persuading the United States government to award the victims Purple Heart Medals. In appreciation for Norman’s efforts and assistance, these victims bestowed upon Norman a United States Flag which they flew over their base in Afghanistan, which Norman proudly displays in his office. “This Flag motivates me each and every day to never stop fighting for justice for my clients just like our service members do for you and me,” Norman states.
Born and raised in Rochester, New York, Norman moved to North Carolina to earn his undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University where he was a “walk-on” member of the University's baseball program. He continued his studies at Wake Forest University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude and received numerous scholastic awards for academic achievement, graduating in the top ten of his class. He was also an active member of the nationally recognized Wake Forest National Trial Team and Wake Forest Law Review. Norman has won a myriad of awards in his career, including being named in North Carolina Super Lawyers, North Carolina Legal Elite, North Carolina Lawyers Weekly: Leaders in the Law, and 2007 Business Journal of the Greater Triad: 40 Leaders under 40.
Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Ann Marie, and their four children, Landon, Ryan, Evan and Tyler. He attends Westover Church and enjoys golfing, coaching and mentoring.