Once a humble two-man practice on Main Street in Somerville, New Jersey, Norris McLaughlin has remained a firm committed to client service, our community, and our employees – from two attorneys to 130+ attorneys, since 1953 we have continued to grow, remembering our culture and our values.
NM Values our Clients
In response to the changing needs of our clients and the business community, Norris McLaughlin opened the New York office in 1999. In 2005, the firm merged with Schachter, Trombadore, Offen & Stanton, expanding the New Jersey office. In 2006, the firm merged with Szold & Brandwen, expanding the New York office. Then, in 2009, Norris McLaughlin, P.A. merged with Tallman, Hudders & Sorrentino, the largest independent commercial firm in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, which can trace its roots in the Lehigh Valley back over 100 years.
NM Values our Community
Our firm and our attorneys have historically been committed to the communities where our clients live and do business – to make them better places to live, work and play. Our attorneys have held prominent leadership positions in various organizations throughout the areas we serve, and many of them have been honored for the work they do in the community. For example, the firm has been named a “Champion of Good Works” as one of the “Companies that Care” by COMMERCE Magazine.
Norris McLaughlin launched NM Cares, a program to encourage our employees to take an active role in charitable activities that better the community. Under NM Cares, the firm is granting each of its employees paid time off equal to one work day each year exclusively for charitable work. Those who participate in NM Cares must tell the story of why they chose the charity, explain how they became involved, and provide photos of their experience to be shared with clients and friends on the NM Cares website coming soon!
NM Values our Employees
The culture at Norris McLaughlin creates a collegial environment among all our employees, where teamwork provides the resources to achieve work-life balance, because we can trust each other. Our employees enjoy working with each other, and this efficient and effective collaboration allows us to offer our clients an added value.
The firm has been honored with many awards, especially as one of the “Best Places to Work” and “Top Workplaces.” What makes these awards so special is that our people are the ones who provide the feedback, which is solely based on the positive work environment and flexibility that we provide.
We have also been recognized for our firm-wide wellness program, Legally Fit!, created to promote a workplace culture that supports and encourages employees to develop and maintain a lifelong commitment to their health; encourage habits of wellness; increase awareness; provide activities, information, and services; and recognize employees for participating in the wellness program that supports healthy lifestyle choices.