Chantal B. Norman

Associate
Cherry Hill, New Jersey

PRACTICE AREAS

Premises Liability

Products Liability

BAR ADMISSIONS

Pennsylvania, 2019

EDUCATION

Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D. 2019

Honor: Russell Conwell Scholarship

Activities: Black Law Students Association (Member of the Year 2017-2018; Mentor 2017-2019); Women’s Law Caucus; School Discipline Advocacy Service (SDAS); Adopt-A-School Initiative (S. Weir Mitchell Elementary School); 1L Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholar; 2L Day Division Senator (SBA)

Dean’s List (Fall 2018)

Outstanding Oral Argument (Legal Research & Writing II, Trial Advocacy I)

University of Maryland, B.A., Government and Politics and Psychology 2015

Honor: W.E.B. Du Bois Honor Society

Activities: UMSUCCESS (Founding Secretary 2013-15) (focused on increasing retention rates of Black male students); CIVICUS Living and Learning Community Member

ASSOCIATIONS

PA Bar Association

Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia.

AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS

Russell Conwell Scholarship

Chantal focuses her legal practice in the areas of products liability and premises liability for one of the nation’s largest retailers. Chantal manages her own caseload and handles all aspects of her cases, including pleadings, discovery, motion practice and arbitrations.

Prior to joining McDonnell & Associates, Chantal worked as an associate at an Am Law 200 civil defense firm in Philadelphia where she gained significant experience in the areas of products liability, premises liability and construction injury litigation. She worked on all aspects of litigation, including written discovery, taking and defending depositions, and participating in various court conferences. Chantal developed her abilities as a strong legal writer and effective advocate in having multiple forum non conveniens motions granted which transferred cases to more advantageous venues for her clients.

Chantal is a graduate of Temple University's Beasley School of Law. During law school, Chantal was an active member of the Black Law Students Association, Women’s Law Caucus and the Student Bar Association. Chantal is a recipient of the Russell Conwell Scholarship, named in honor of Russell Conwell, the founder of Temple University, and awarded to students based on outstanding academic performance. She was also part of the 1L Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholar program.

Chantal earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in both Government & Politics and Psychology at the University of Maryland College Park in 2015. As an undergrad, she was a member of the W.E.B. Du Bois Honor Society and a member of the UMSuccess virtual community, which focused on increasing retention rates for African American students at UMD.

Successfully obtained several orders granting motions for forum non conveniens which transferred cases to more favorable venues for corporate clients.

Assisted lead attorney in preparing for trial in complex products liability case where plaintiff sustained permanent eye loss while using a pneumatic coil nailer. Chantal participated in all facets of trial preparation, including selection and supervision of defense experts, attending pre-trial motion hearings and drafting voir dire inquiries and motions in limine.

Assisted lead attorney in preparing for trial in a complex products liability matter involving a fatal car accident. Chantal participated in various facets of the case preparation including completing written discovery, taking and defending multiple depositions, and appearing for court-mandated conferences.

LECTURES and PUBLICATIONS

“"How Legislators Adapted Liability Protections for PPE Suppliers During Age of COVID," The Legal Intelligencer, April 8, 2021.

Chantal B. Norman

Associate
Cherry Hill, New Jersey

PRACTICE AREAS

Premises Liability

Products Liability

BAR ADMISSIONS

Pennsylvania, 2019

EDUCATION

Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D. 2019

Honor: Russell Conwell Scholarship

Activities: Black Law Students Association (Member of the Year 2017-2018; Mentor 2017-2019); Women’s Law Caucus; School Discipline Advocacy Service (SDAS); Adopt-A-School Initiative (S. Weir Mitchell Elementary School); 1L Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholar; 2L Day Division Senator (SBA)

Dean’s List (Fall 2018)

Outstanding Oral Argument (Legal Research & Writing II, Trial Advocacy I)

University of Maryland, B.A., Government and Politics and Psychology 2015

Honor: W.E.B. Du Bois Honor Society

Activities: UMSUCCESS (Founding Secretary 2013-15) (focused on increasing retention rates of Black male students); CIVICUS Living and Learning Community Member

ASSOCIATIONS

PA Bar Association

Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia.

AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS

Russell Conwell Scholarship

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