A litigator who tried approximately 100 jury cases to verdict, in addition to numerous bench trials, Mr. Morrison began his career as a deputy District Attorney for the County of Humboldt in 1977. After joining the firm in 1990, Mr. Morrison concentrated his efforts in the areas of products liability, personal injury, employment law, business litigation, and the defense of medical and other healthcare malpractice claims. Mr. Morrison retired at the end of May, 2016.
Mr. Morrison graduated from California State University, Chico (with highest honors, 1973) and Hastings College of the Law, University of California (1976). He was elected to the San Francisco Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and was a member of the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys. He was also a member of the Humboldt County and California State Bar Associations, and was admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California and District of Oregon.
Since the inception of the process in 2004, Mr. Morrison was peer selected as one of Northern California's "Super Lawyers" by Law & Politics magazine. By appointment, Mr. Morrison was one of 5 member attorneys of the Magistrate Selection Committee for the United States District Court, Northern District of California.
An active pro bono advocate, Mr. Morrison was the initial recipient of the Humboldt County Bar Association’s “President’s Pro Bono Award” in 2008. He served on the Local Bar Association’s Legal Referral Service/Legal Aid Committee for many years. Mr. Morrison also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Legal Services of Northern California and was a member of the State Bar’s Standing Committee on the Environment (1987-89).
In the community, Mr. Morrison was a member of the Board of Directors of the Northern Humboldt Parks and Recreation District, and is on the Board of Directors of the North Umpqua Foundation.