Prior to moving to New Mexico, Norm was licensed and practicing law in Illinois. He started his legal career prosecuting criminal cases for the Winnebago County State’s Attorney Office; first prosecuting in the juvenile division (abuse/neglect and delinquency) and later in the felony division.
After moving to New Mexico and becoming licensed in New Mexico, he began working as an associate with Jim Foy and Associates in Silver City. He left that office in 2015 and began to work for the Sixth Judicial District Attorney’s Office where he is currently employed as a Deputy District Attorney.
In addition to working as a Deputy DA, he sits on the Grant County Adult Drug Court Team and works with officers from local city, county, state and federal agencies.
This past year he was honored to be awarded the “2018 Southwest New Mexico Prosecutor of the Year” from the Prosecutor’s Section of the New Mexico State Bar Association.
A Prosecutor, NOT a Politician...
"I don’t profess to be a politician and never expected to run for office, but I believe that I have reached a time in my career where it is important to give back to the community," Wheeler said. "I do not believe the position of District Attorney should be a political position. Its function should be performed based on an aggressive, intelligent analysis of facts, which are then applied to the law; not based upon who we know."
Content sourced from the The Deming Headlight article by Bill Armendariz, Editor September 4, 2019
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“My goal is to pursue the improvement of the community through the fair and ethical pursuit of justice and to safeguard
crime victims’ rights for a safer place to live.” Norman R. Wheeler