Bloomfield Hills, MI/Press/April 8, 2018- Norman A. Yatooma, Founder and Attorney of Norman Yatooma & Associates, P.C. was selected for inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America 2018-2019 edition of The Who’s Who Directories.
Norman Yatooma & Associates, P.C. is a preeminent and nationally recognized full-service law firm in Michigan. The firmrepresents corporate and individual clients on a domestic and international level with a concentration in litigation, specializing in the areas of franchise, class action, and corporate law. Norman Yatooma, founder of the firm since 2000, has garnered the reputation as an outstanding negotiator having attained excellent results for his clients, including large settlements, successful contracts and business ventures, and other advantageous transactions.
Norman Yatooma practices in all Michigan trial and appellate courts as well as before federal courts and arbitration panels across the United States. He has been admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Michigan, as well as before the federal courts of Florida, California, Utah, and Louisiana, before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Ninth Circuit, and before the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Yatooma is an active member of the Litigation, Franchise Law, Business Law, and Real Estate Law Sections of the State Bar of Michigan. Mr. Yatooma is also a former Co-Chairman of the National Business Advisory Council.
Mr. Yatooma has represented hundreds of businesses and individuals throughout the world in both litigation and transactional work. Mr. Yatooma has litigated for or against several Fortune 500 companies and other corporate heavyweights throughout his career. His zealous advocacy and aggressive tactics in litigation allow him to attain successful results for his clients.
Mr. Yatooma’s negotiation skills have also been utilized as a certified lobbyist, able to provide both public and private clients with quality, issue-based representation before Congress and the Executive Branch of Government. As a Director of Charities Advocating Responsible Solutions, Inc., he worked with non-profit clients to oppose legislation that would have had a significantly negative effect on charitable giving throughout the country.
Mr. Yatooma graduated from Taylor University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with minors in communications and English writing. While attending Taylor University, he received the United States Achievement Academy’s All-American Scholar and National Collegiate Student Government Awards, among several others.
Mr. Yatooma serves as Chairman and President of Charity Motors, Inc., Board Member of the Alzheimer’s Association, Advisory Board Member of the Anti-Defamation League, Advisory Board Member of Oak Park Business and Education Alliance, Board Member of the Band of Angels, and Council Member of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Advisory Council. Additionally, Mr. Yatooma conducts regular public speaking engagements for various community groups, has served as a program participant on Citadel’s 760 AM radio station WJR’s “Call For Action,” and as a guest speaker/lecturer for multiple not for profit organizations.
Mr. Yatooma has been published countless times for his accomplishments. He has been interviewed by 60 Minutes, Fox National News, ABC, CBS, and NBC Affiliates, as well as People Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times, Money Magazine, Fortune Small Business, CNBC Business News, INC. Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Associated Press, Newsweek, BE Magazine, Bloomberg News, The Franchise Times, Crain’s Detroit Business, Detroit News, and Detroit Free Press, among many others. Mr. Yatooma was also named one of the top “Forty under Forty” by Crain’s Detroit Business which annually honors 40 people under the age of 40 for their outstanding business achievements in Michigan.
In addition to his many professional accomplishments, Mr. Yatooma has continued to maintain his standing in the community through his involvement in many charitable organizations, including his role as Founder and President of Yatooma’s Foundation For The Kids. The foundation was founded in honor and loving memory of his late father, Manuel S. Yatooma, who was murdered in the City of Detroit in 1993. Yatooma’s Foundation For The Kids Mission operates under the mission statement of bringing tenderness to tragedy and turning tragedy into triumph for kids who have lost a parent. It was an incredible accomplishment for Mr. Yatooma to take something as horrific as his father’s murder and see it manifested into a multi-faceted charity that provides a full gamut of services from paying rent and other bills for the families, to providing grief counselors – all at no cost to the recipients.
Above all his accomplishments and awards, Mr. Yatooma states that his greatest accomplishment is being a loving husband to his wife Nicole, his sweetheart since elementary school, and a proud father of four daughters, Olivia, Gabriella, Sophia, and Ava. When asked to name the accomplishment of which he is proudest, he replies, “Having four daughters and having them all look like my wife.”
The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.
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