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Mr. Norman Eugene Zoller


A Cincinnati native, Norman Zoller has devoted his legal career to public service.  Following undergraduate studies and active military duty, he served as principal administrative assistant to two Cincinnati mayors.  He then served nearly a decade as the first Court Administrator for the Hamilton County (Ohio) Common Pleas Court.  Thereafter he served as the first Clerk of Court for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta from 1981 until 1983, after which he became and was the Circuit Executive until his retirement in 2008.

 

A 22-year Army veteran, Zoller served almost seven years on active duty as a field artillery officer, including two combat tours in Vietnam, first with Special Forces (1964-65) and then with the 82nd Airborne Division (1968-69).  Concurrent with his court responsibilities, he served 15 years in the National Guard and Army Reserves as a JAG officer, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.  Zoller graduated from the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Advance Course and from the Command and General Staff College.  Among other military awards, he received the Combat Infantryman Badge and was a rated Senior Parachutist.

From 2009 until 2018, Zoller helped develop and then coordinated the State Bar of Georgia’s Military Legal Assistance Program, benefitting service members and veterans.  He connected several thousand of them with an attorney.  He currently serves as strategic advisor and legal assistance coordinator for The Warrior Alliance, a Georgia nonprofit organization providing an array of resources and support to service members and veterans.  

 

Zoller recently co-edited two books, I’m Ready to Talk:  Vietnam Vets Preserve Their Stories (2020) and I’m Ready to Talk Two (2022, Deeds Publishing).

In addition to holding an M.A. degree in Public Administration from the University of Cincinnati and a J.D. degree from Chase College of Law (founded in 1893), he is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and in the States of Georgia and Ohio.