Professional Profile

Caleb J. Norris

Associate

Caleb Norris joined Hobbs Straus as an associate in April of 2022.

Caleb is passionate about helping Tribal communities protect their cultural and natural resources in all of their forms. He enjoys being creative within the existing legal and political framework and finding new, innovative solutions to promote Tribal self-determination, sovereignty, and economic development.

Prior to joining Hobbs Straus in the Portland Office, Caleb was a corporate intellectual property attorney in Chicago.

Caleb is a 2020 graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law. During law school, he interned at the Tribal Law and Policy Institute and clerked at the Native American Rights Fund, where he worked on the Native American Voting Rights Project. He was also the co-director of Oregon’s NALSA chapter and the treasurer of Oregon’s environmental law society (“Land, Air, Water”).

Caleb graduated from Indiana University in 2017 with  degrees in American history, European history, and political science with a focus in racial and ethnic politics.

In his free time he enjoys walking aimlessly, endurance cycling, reading travel memoirs (and travelling himself), watching dystopian movies, and following his beloved Chicago Cubs.

Professional Organizations

Chicago Bar Association- Civil Rights Section; Legislative Liaison
Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago-Co-Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Education

University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 2020
Indiana University, B.A., 2017

Bar Admissions

Illinois
Oregon - pending