Trae Norton

Partner

: 479.443.2705 Ext. 10113
: 479.443.2718 (facsimile)
: [email protected]
: 5519 Hackett Street, Suite 300
Springdale, Arkansas 72762

Background

Trae began working for the firm in 2015, joined as an associate attorney in 2016, and was named a partner in 2021. His practice focuses on Guardianships, Probate Estate Administrations, Trust Administrations, Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning, Long-Term Care/Medicaid Planning/Asset Protection, and Civil Litigation.
 
A native Arkansan, Trae earned his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice, Cum Laude, from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith in 2011 and his Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in 2015. Prior to joining RMP, Trae worked as an attorney in Fayetteville and for the Arkansas Department of Human Services (“DHS”) in Boone, Baxter, Marion, and Newton Counties where he represented DHS in child welfare and adult protective services matters.

Education

  • University of Arkansas Fort Smith B.S. 2011
  • University of Arkansas J.D. 2015

Practice Areas

  • Asset Protection
  • Civil Litigation
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Guardianships
  • Long-Term Care Planning
  • Probate/Estate Administrations
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Trust Administrations

Community & Recognitions

  • Wills for Heroes – Young Lawyers Section of the Arkansas Bar Association
  • Presenter, SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together Conference)
  • Presenter, 99 Balloons Engage Conference
  • Presenter, Northwest Arkansas Grief Conference
  • Presenter, UAMS Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education – Coffee with an Elder Law Attorney
  • Presenter, Washington Regional Medical Center Educational Program
  • Presenter, Washington Regional Medical Center RN Residence Program
  • Celebrity Rider at Cowboys for Hospice Rodeo

Associations & Memberships

  • Member of Arkansas Bar Association – Young Lawyer, Elder Law, and Probate Sections
  • Member of Arkansas Trail Lawyers Association
  • Member of National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member of Washington County Bar Association

Admissions

  • Arkansas

Significant Cases and Settlements

  • From the Lab to the Supermarket: In Vitro Meat As A Viable Alternative to Traditional Meat Production, 11 J. Food L. & Pol’y 157, 162 (2015)
  • Tankersley v. State, 2015 Ark. App. 37, 453 S.W.3d 699 (2015)
  • H.V. v. State, 2014 Ark. App. 607, 447 S.W.3d 619 (2014)
  • Myers v. State, 2014 Ark. App. 720, 451 S.W.3d 588 (2014)
  • Brown v. State, 2015 Ark. App. 40 (2015)
  • Rimmer v. State, 2014 Ark. App. 583 (2014)
  • Cory v. State, 2014 Ark. App. 556 (2014)

Most Rewarding Aspect of Work

  • Demystifying the legal process and seeing the client’s relief after they know more about the process and the options available.

Let’s Work Together