In Memoriam

On July 5, 2019 our recently retired partner Norm Prior passed away while enjoying a trip to Mammoth with his family. Norm joined our firm in 1985 as a law clerk. After passing the bar exam, he started working in the area of medical malpractice defense and then developed and led that team for many years.  Norm was respected by clients, opposing counsel, and juries for his extensive knowledge of medicine and ability to present the facts in an understandable manner.  He was a loyal friend, a loving father to three children, a special grandfather, and an integral part of our firm. He will be missed.

A funeral mass will take place on July 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, 4123 Robertson Avenue, Sacramento. The funeral mass will be followed by a celebration of Norm’s life at Northridge Country Club, 7600 Madison Avenue, Fair Oaks CA, starting at noon. We invite you to attend either or both events.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern CA, located on the UC Davis Medical Center campus, was very important to Norm. Donations may be made in his memory either online ( or by mail to Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern CA, 2555 49th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817.

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