Adams and Reese attorney and Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) was featured in a cover-page story in the Memphis Flyer - "The Prince of Nashville - As the 2014 legislature convenes, Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris has a big agenda — and not much in his way," published in the January 16th publication.
The article states: "The one thing to remember about Mark Norris, the state Senate's majority leader and a pivotal figure in the firmament of Tennessee's ruling Republican Party, is that he always knows what he wants and is ultimately unyielding in his efforts to get it. However affable and accommodating he seems on the surface, in the end he intends to have his way. A perfect case in point was the determination he exercised over the past three-plus years on behalf of Shelby County's six incorporated suburbs in their effort to extricate themselves from an unwanted merger with the urban school system of Memphis."
In the article, Norris discusses his agenda for the legislative session in 2014.
At Adams and Reese, Norris has practiced law since 1980 and is special counsel with the firm in the Memphis and Nashville offices. He was first elected to the Senate in 2000 and as Majority Leader in 2007.
In 2011, Norris was named among the “Who’s Who” of the Top 100 Movers, Shakers and Newsmakers in the city of Memphis by Memphis magazine.
He is actively engaged in the field of Transportation and Logistics. He is a member of the Transportation Lawyers Association, previously served as Chairman of the Senate Transportation and Safety Committee, and currently serves as chair of the Transportation Policy Task Force for the national Council of State Governments. He is a former Principal in the National Academy of Public Administration’s Intergovernmental Forum on Transportation Finance, and he testified before the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission in 2006.
Norris was named to serve as one of 12 members on the Communications, Policy and Economic Development Council of the U.S. Department of Energy’s program tasked with modeling and simulation of nuclear reactors. Known as “CASL” (Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors), the program includes Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee Valley Authority, and leading research universities in Tennessee, Texas, North Carolina, Florida and elsewhere.