Norman Zoller has devoted his legal career to public service. Following undergraduate studies and active military duty, beginning in 1972 he managed the Hamilton County, Ohio, courts for nearly a decade. He then served as the first clerk of court for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit from 1981 until 1983, when he was named circuit executive, a post he held until retiring from the Court in 2008.
An Army veteran, Zoller served almost seven years on active duty as a field artillery officer, including two tours of duty in Vietnam, first with Special Forces in 1964-65 and then with the 82nd Airborne Division in 1968-69. He later served 15 more years in the Army National Guard and Army Reserves as a judge advocate general officer, retiring in 1993 as a lieutenant colonel. During his military career, Zoller graduated from the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Advance Course and from the Army’s Command and General Staff College. Among other military recognitions, he was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, was a jumpmaster, and a rated Senior Parachutist.
Beginning in 2009 and until 2018, Zoller helped initiate and then coordinated the State Bar of Georgia’s Military Legal Assistance Program, benefitting service members, veterans, and eligible family members. Since January 2023, he has served as the strategic advisor and legal assistance coordinator for The Warrior Alliance, helping to establish and advance comparable support and legal assistance through its Veterans Legal Services Network with a cadre of participating lawyers.
In addition to holding a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration and a law degree, he is licensed to practice law in Georgia and Ohio and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the United States Supreme Court.