Tommy Norment

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Tommy Norment
Senator Tommy Norment.png
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 3rd district
Assumed office
January 8, 1992
Preceded by William E. Fears
Personal details
Born Thomas Kent Norment Jr.
(1946-04-12) April 12, 1946 (age 70)
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Mary Carlisle Humelsine
Children Casey, Kerri
Residence James City County, Virginia
Alma mater Virginia Military Institute (B.A.)
College of William & Mary (J.D.)
Profession Lawyer
Committees Commerce and Labor; Courts of Justice; Finance; Rules
Religion Episcopalian

Thomas Kent "Tommy" Norment Jr. (born April 12, 1946, in Richmond, Virginia) is the current Republican Majority Leader of the Senate of Virginia. He has served in the Virginia General Assembly since 1992. He represents the 3rd senatorial district of the Virginia Senate, which includes parts of the Virginia Peninsula, plus King and Queen County, King William County, New Kent County and Gloucester County on the Middle Peninsula.[1]

William and Mary[edit]

Norment is an Adjunct Professor of Law at William and Mary Law School.[2] He served as on-campus attorney, and counselor and attorney to the President of William and Mary.[3]

In 2008, Norment requested an opinion from Attorney General Bob McDonnell stating "at no time will I assume a relationship of 'attorney-client' that would result in the exercising of any attorney client privilege or any work product privilege. It is my understanding the College would continue to rely upon legal services through the Office of Attorney General."[4] Attorney General McDonnell concludes his opinion to Norment that "it is my opinion that you do not have an impermissible conflict of interest under the Act based on the facts herein." McDonnell writes "I affirm the intention that your relationship with the College will not be that of attorney and client."[5]

Former Attorney General, Kenneth T. Cuccinelli, released the Norment opinion to the public and issued a press release on September 2, 2011. The press release states the following: "Recent public statements made by state Senator Thomas Norment suggest that for the past several years, he assumed a role of legal counsel for the College of William & Mary. One of his reported statements also incorrectly implied that a 2008 opinion he requested from the Office of the Attorney General affirmed that such an arrangement would be acceptable under the law."[5]


  1. ^ Senate of Virginia
  2. ^ William and Mary Law School
  3. ^ Virginia Gazette
  4. ^ Case Finder
  5. ^ a b Virginia Attorney General


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