H. Norman Kinzy

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Norman Kinzy


Norman was valedictorian of Texas Technological College’s Business School. Today, he strives to provide excellent representation to SettlePou clients as an insurance defense attorney. He enjoys solving problems and is committed to protecting his clients’ best interests.

In his spare time, Norman enjoys reading history books, family activities, travel, running, hunting, woodworking, and home repairs. He has served as a Boy Scout Scoutmaster for two troops and is active in Park Cities Presbyterian Church.

H. Norman Kinzy was a U.S. Navy Judge Advocate from 1966 to 1969, and after leaving the Navy began his career in private practice with an established insurance defense law firm. He has always been intrigued by individual legal rights and enjoys studying the law. Norman brings more than 55 years of experience to SettlePou and serves as Chair of the firm’s Insurance Defense practice.


  • Insurance Defense


  • Texas Technological College, B.B.A., 1963; Valedictorian of Business School; Phi Kappa Phi; Omicron Delta Epsilon; Phi Eta Sigma
  • University of Texas School of Law, L.L.B., 1966


  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Texas State Bar Admittance, 1966
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1970
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 1975
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1979


  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Board of Advisors, Journal of Air Law and Commerce, SMU
  • Former Chair, Aviation and Space Law Committee, TIPS 1991-1992, American Bar Association


  • Author, Current Aviation Decisions in Conflict of Laws, Journal of Air Law and Commerce
  • Author, Aviation Insurance Coverage, American Bar Association, Third National Institute on Litigation in Aviation
  • Author, Civil Trial Tactics for the Experienced Litigator: A Performance Enhancement Course, Recent Tort Developments, State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section
  • Business Owner and Third Party Liability for Personal Injury (A Performance Enhancement Course), Premises Liability of Personal Care Facilities in Texas, Property Torts, State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section
  • Bad Faith Issues in Aviation Insurance Coverage, Embry-Riddle Aviation Law/Insurance Symposium
  • Emerging and Current Issues Between Excess and Primary Insurance Carriers, Recent Developments in Insurance Law Seminar