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Hon. Glenn Norton (Ret.)

Norton Dispute Resolution LLC

Special Master; Of Counse; at Blitz, Bardgett, & Deutsch; Ret. Judge

Judge Norton is Of Counsel with the firm of Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch where his practice focuses on the areas of mediation, arbitration and special master appointments. As a retired Circuit and Appellate Court Judge he has extensive experience in the courtroom, with hundreds of jury and non-jury trials, and has been assigned by The Supreme Court to cases involving complex litigation and felony matters.

Judge Norton was appointed Judge for the Missouri Court of Appeals in 2002. He served as Chief Judge of the Court and presided over the settlement docket until he left the Court in 2015. He has also previously served as Chief Legal Counsel to Governor Bob Holden, where he oversaw the legal departments for all 15 state agencies and reviewed judicial appointments, death penalty cases, budget issues, clemency applications and legislation.

Judge Norton practiced law in the former Briscoe and Norton Law firm in 1985, where he was responsible for murder trials and other high-profile felonies, and he was elected to serve as Associate Circuit Judge for Ralls County. He was re-elected to this position in 1998. Within the Judicial Branch, Judge Norton served on the Executive Council, the Legislative Steering Committee and as Chair of the Associate Circuit Judge Section.


  • J.D., University of Missouri, Columbia, 1985
  • B.A., Westminster College, 1982