The law firm of Love & Norris specializes in matters involving child sexual abuse. Our clients include ministries, churches, seminaries, universities, private schools, public and private charities, and youth sport organizations. In addition, Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris serve as founders and directors of MinistrySafe and Abuse Prevention Systems.
Representative clients include the United States Olympic Committee, Awana International, Baptist Conventions, North American Mission Board, Church of the Nazarene, the United Methodist Church, and hundreds of churches, schools, camps and ministries.
After decades of litigating sexual abuse cases and providing legal counsel to ministries, Love and Norris partnered with Dallas Theological Seminary to create the first seminary course addressing the risk of child sexual abuse in ministry contexts.
Gregory S. Love is a recognized expert in legal standards of care related to child sexual abuse, with a passion for equipping ministry leaders with an understanding of sexual abuse issues facing the Church. Litigating sexual abuse cases on behalf of victims across the United States, his unique perspective provides valuable counsel to high profile secular clients, while supplying crisis response to ministries and churches nationwide. Love regularly trains underwriting and risk management professionals to assess sexual abuse risk.
Love earned a B.A. in Accounting from Texas Tech University in 1987, followed by a Juris Doctor in Law from Texas Tech School of Law, where he served on the law review.
Kimberlee D. Norris is a sexual abuse trial attorney: representing victims of abuse, serving as a consulting expert in abuse cases, and providing crisis management and allegation response counsel to child-serving organizations of all sizes. She is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas.
An acknowledged authority in screening practices, Norris has trained over 500,000 ministry staff members and volunteers since 2005.
Norris earned a B.S. in Journalism from Texas A&M University and a Juris Doctor in Law from Baylor School of Law, where she served on the law review.
“Love Norris has provided us with high-impact, practical solutions and methodologies that will live on for years in all our sports locations. Every program needs to hear from Love Norris. Regardless of what you have in place, they will increase the level of protection in your exemplary program.
— Mike Diggs, Safety Director at The Rock Church - San Diego, CA
“Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris have experience-driven insight into the challenges churches face in responding to the unyielding, yet elusive, threat to children.
— Dr. Anthony Jordan, Executive Director Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma
“The attorneys at Love & Norris are national experts in sexual abuse prevention at camp. Christian Camp and Conference Association has joined with MinistrySafe to offer CamperProtect, an initiative aimed at equipping our member camps with best practices and protocols to reduce the risk of sexual abuse at camp.
— Gregg Hunter, President/CEO Christian Camp & Conference Association
“Love & Norris provides the most sophisticated and comprehensive sexual abuse prevention training available in the field today, offering comprehensive risk management programs which incorporate current research on child sexual abuse prevention practices.
— Wayne D. Duehn, Ph.D., ACSW, LMSW-AP Professor of Social Work
“The services provided by Love & Norris have helped Lena Pope Home further develop our risk management programs to protect children from abuse. They have also educated our staff as to the importance of our diligence as well as legal requirements related to their behavior with children and their responsibility to observe others with children.
— Ted Blevins, Executive Director Lena Pope Home