Norman H. Brooks, Jr., is Of Counsel with the Wilmington law firm of Heckler & Frabizzio. He graduated from the Delaware Law School of Widener University in 1987, and passed the bar on his first attempt. He has been working for the defense ever since. He is currently admitted in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
Norm received his B.S. degree in Counseling with double minors in Greek and Theology from Liberty University in 1982. In law school, he concentrated his studies in trial advocacy and was inducted into the Moot Court Honor Society. During law school, he also served as a paralegal in the 166 Airlift Wing’s legal office where he learned the importance of teamwork, service before self and excellence in all that we do.
Early in his career, Norm joined the Nationwide Insurance Enterprise as a staff trial attorney where tried over 50 cases arising out of personal lines. During this period, he also received a direct commission as a 1st Lt. into the USAF JAG Corps where he served as Asst. Staff Judge Advocate and then as Staff Judge Advocate. In 1991, he became a certified USAF Medical Law Consultant. As a reservist, he received his TS/SCI clearance in 2011 and was assigned as the cyber-JAG to the 166 Network Warfare Squadron where he served until retiring in the rank of Col. in 2016.
Norm has represented clients in almost every aspect of civil defense litigation. He has tried cases in all Delaware courts, as well as in the states of Connecticut, Illinois, and Kentucky. He has argued in the State’s Supreme Court on 3 occasions, most recently prevailing in the case, Stayton v. the Delaware Health Corporation, a case that drew national attention as the holding implicated all personal injury litigations wherein the CMS made conditional payments and plaintiff pursued the lien.
Norm currently resides near St. Georges with his wife, the former Shirley Sheats of New Castle. He owns a nice set of golf clubs but doesn’t get to use them as much as he’d like.