Gary Norman, Baltimore attorney, mediator and founder of Norman Access and Conflict Resolution Consultants Group,
is the recipient of Ohio's Wright State University Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award for 2009.
He has met WSU's stringent criteria for achieving career success while making a positive impact at the local, state, and national levels. His standards of integrity and professionalism have earned him the respect of colleagues, associates and the university community.
Gary, who is vision-impaired and partnered with guide dog, Langer - a nine-year-old Golden Retriever - will also be honored as an inductee at the 2009 "Ten Outstanding Young Americans" by the Jaycees at an awards ceremony in Orlando FL on Sept. 26th.
Gary serves as Chair of the Animal Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association, and is leading the planning for the first 2010 MSBA animal law symposium. He is the Immediate Past President of the Maryland Area Guide Dog Users, Inc., an advocacy and education based non-profit that he established.
Gary is a noted speaker, and has plans to campaign for elected office in the future. His first book chapter, The Disabled, Service Animals, and the Law, appeared in Litigating Animal Law Disputes: A Complete Guide for Lawyers (2009).