Doug Norwood

Top rated criminal defense attorney in Rogers, Arkansas

Norwood & Norwood, P.A.
Doug Norwood
Norwood & Norwood, P.A.

Practice Areas: Criminal defense, DUI-DWI; view more

Licensed in Arkansas since: 1987

Education: University of Arkansas School of Law (Fayetteville)

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022

Norwood & Norwood, P.A.

2001 S Dixieland Road
Rogers, AR 72758 Visit website


Doug Norwood is a criminal defense attorney and founding partner of Norwood & Norwood, P.A., an Arkansas law firm with offices in Fayetteville, Rogers, Bentonville and Springdale, Arkansas.  His practice is dedicated exclusively to criminal defense, DWI / DUI defense and civil rights cases. Doug is a 1987 graduate of University of Arkansas Law School who began his career as a deputy prosecutor. As a criminal defense attorney, Doug has used his experience and insights on prosecutorial strategies to successfully defend more than 25,000 cases, including over 8,000 DWI / DUI cases, against all types of felony and misdemeanor criminal charges, including DWI / DUI, assault, battery, theft, drug possession, drug distribution, burglary, robbery and rape. He has also represented countless clients in  driver’s license suspension and traffic charges.  He practices in Northwest Arkansas (NWA) in over twenty courts including Fayetteville, Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale, Washington County and Benton County, Lowell, Madison County, Carroll County, Prairie Grove, Elkins, Gentry, Gravett, Siloam Springs, Centerton and many others.  Doug Norwood has had many thousands of charges, including DWI / DUI charges, either receive a not guilty or be dismissed.

Doug Norwood leads a team of criminal defense attorneys at his law firm Norwood & Norwood, P. A.  Several of the firms criminal defense attorneys are former deputy prosecutors.  All of the attorneys at this Northwest Arkansas (NWA) law firm defend DWI / DUI cases and most other types of criminal felony and misdemeanor charges including traffic charges, theft, battery, assault, domestic battery, domestic assault, drug charges, and many other criminal charges.  

Doug’s skills and success as a criminal defense attorney have not gone unnoticed by his peers in the legal community. He has been recognized as one of the "Best Criminal Defense" and " Best DWI Defense Lawyers" in the state by Arkansas Times magazine. Doug has also: been selected for inclusion in the Mid-South Super Lawyers listings on multiple occasions; received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell; inclusion in the list of Best Lawyers in America; and, is a past president of the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2007-2008).

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Criminal defense, Criminal defense: DUI/DWI

Focus areas

Arrest & arraignment, Assault & battery, Criminal fraud, Criminal law, Drug & alcohol violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor vehicle offenses, Probation, Prosecution, Sex offenses, Theft, Traffic violations, Criminal domestic violence, DUI/DWI

  • 60% Criminal defense
  • 40% Criminal defense: DUI/DWI

First Admitted: 1987, Arkansas

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Author of book Prosecutorial Misconduct in Closing Arguments
  • Selected For Inclusion in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • Voted One of the Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Arkansas
  • Voted President of the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Doug Norwood is AV rated by M-H
  • Voted One of the Best DWI Lawyers in Arkansas
  • Inclusion in the list of Best Lawyers in America
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Life Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President of the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2007
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Admitted to practice in Arkansas, Texas and MissouriAdmitted to practice in the 5th & 8th Federal Circuit Court of AppealsAdmitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Lawyer Community Legacy Award, 2007

Office location for Doug Norwood

2001 S Dixieland Road
Rogers, AR 72758

Phone: 479-636-1262


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022

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Top 50: Arkansas Super Lawyers: 2018, 2021

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