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In March of 2008, Mr. Morris received a jury verdict of $29,870,000.00 against Wyeth and Upjohn on behalf of Donna Scroggin, a breast cancer survivor in Little Rock, Arkansas. The verdict was the first plaintiff’s verdict in MDL 1507 that oversees the Hormone Replacement Therapy Litigation in the United States Federal Court System. Mr. Morris tried the case start to finish against teams of attorneys from Williams and Connolly and Kaye Scholar. The verdict included $2.75 million in actual damages against both defendants and $19.760 million in punitive damages against Wyeth and $7.360 million in punitive damages against Upjohn. The case was appealed to the 8th circuit and U.S. Supreme Court. Both courts refused to reverse the award. Scroggin v. Wyeth and Upjohn 586 F.3rd 547 (8th Cir, 2009, writ denied).

Mr. Morris obtained the first verdict against PPG Industries in the history of asbestos litigation for seven families valued at over $13 million. (Sonnier v. Pittsburgh Corning, et. al.). Mr. Morris also tried the first asbestos case in the country against Union Carbide and Montello Supply Company. (McKenzie v. Union Carbide).

In May of 2007, Mr. Morris obtained the first verdict against Pfizer in the Hormone Replacement Therapy litigation in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. (Simon v. Wyeth and Pfizer). After four weeks of trial, the Jury awarded Merle Simon $1.5 million in actual damages.

In 2004, Mr. Morris obtained the first intermediate opt out verdict in the country arising from the national settlement of diet drug litigation under MDL 1203. The jury awarded Deborah Hayes $1.4 million for mild aortic regurgitation. Wyeth’s stock sank 7% as a result of the verdict. (Hayes v. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals). Mr. Morris also obtained the first intermediate opt out verdict in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas consolidated Fen-Phen litigation. (Clepper v. Wyeth).

Mr. Morris’ versatility in the courtroom extends to Title VII discrimination claims as well. Jim represented an African American nurse in a claim for race and sex discrimination against a large hospital that fired her after a run in with a white male employee who was not disciplined. Jim tried the case to a Federal Court Jury in Beaumont, Texas. No offer was ever made to the plaintiff. Because Title VII provides a cap on damages, the jury could only award the plaintiff $300,000.00 which is exactly what they did. Importantly, the hospital appealed the loss to the 5th circuit court of appeals, a notoriously conservative circuit. After briefing and argument the 5th circuit agreed with the jury and upheld the award.

In March of 2008, Mr. Morris received a jury verdict of $29,870,000.00 against Wyeth and Upjohn on behalf of Donna Scroggin, a breast cancer survivor in Little Rock, Arkansas. The verdict was the first plaintiff’s verdict in MDL 1507 that oversees the Hormone Replacement Therapy Litigation in the United States Federal Court System. Mr. Morris tried the case start to finish against teams of attorneys from Williams and Connolly and Kaye Scholar. The verdict included $2.75 million in actual damages against both defendants and $19.760 million in punitive damages against Wyeth and $7.360 million in punitive damages against Upjohn. The case was appealed to the 8th circuit and U.S. Supreme Court. Both courts refused to reverse the award. Scroggin v. Wyeth and Upjohn 586 F.3rd 547 (8th Cir, 2009, writ denied).

Mr. Morris obtained the first verdict against PPG Industries in the history of asbestos litigation for seven families valued at over $13 million. (Sonnier v. Pittsburgh Corning, et. al.). Mr. Morris also tried the first asbestos case in the country against Union Carbide and Montello Supply Company. (McKenzie v. Union Carbide).

In May of 2007, Mr. Morris obtained the first verdict against Pfizer in the Hormone Replacement Therapy litigation in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. (Simon v. Wyeth and Pfizer). After four weeks of trial, the Jury awarded Merle Simon $1.5 million in actual damages.

In 2004, Mr. Morris obtained the first intermediate opt out verdict in the country arising from the national settlement of diet drug litigation under MDL 1203. The jury awarded Deborah Hayes $1.4 million for mild aortic regurgitation. Wyeth’s stock sank 7% as a result of the verdict. (Hayes v. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals). Mr. Morris also obtained the first intermediate opt out verdict in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas consolidated Fen-Phen litigation. (Clepper v. Wyeth).

Mr. Morris’ versatility in the courtroom extends to Title VII discrimination claims as well. Jim represented an African American nurse in a claim for race and sex discrimination against a large hospital that fired her after a run in with a white male employee who was not disciplined. Jim tried the case to a Federal Court Jury in Beaumont, Texas. No offer was ever made to the plaintiff. Because Title VII provides a cap on damages, the jury could only award the plaintiff $300,000.00 which is exactly what they did. Importantly, the hospital appealed the loss to the 5th circuit court of appeals, a notoriously conservative circuit. After briefing and argument the 5th circuit agreed with the jury and upheld the award.

Southern California Personal Injury and Civil Rights Lawyer

Defending the Rights of the Injured in Los Angeles and Surrounding Areas

Morris Law Firm is a Burbank-based law firm serving clients in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California in the areas of personal injury and civil rights law. In over 30 years of practice, the firm has helped people who suffered the most catastrophic injuries imaginable at the hands of careless drivers, negligent employers, and makers of dangerously defective medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and consumer products. Morris Law Firm is a go-to law firm when you have been severely injured at the hands of another or lost a loved one because some other person or faceless corporation failed to exercise reasonable care. Further, in these days of civil unrest, protests and systemic racial bias and profiling, Morris Law Firm is also the place to turn to when your civil rights have been violated by your local government. No matter what civil injury you or your family has suffered, Morris Law Firm will stand up for you, be your voice, and help you get justice for the harm done to you.

A Board-Certified Trial Lawyer With a Record You Can Count on

Our firm’s lead attorney, James A. Morris, Jr., is board-certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. To be a board-certified trial lawyer, one must have tried at least 20 civil trials with substantial involvement, been vetted with qualified references from judges and lawyers, and passed a comprehensive six-hour examination in Civil Trial Law, among other requirements. Board-certification is a shorthand way for you to know that you’ve found an attorney with the skills, knowledge and experience you need to handle your case competently and professionally.

In addition to his designation as a board-certified civil trial specialist, Mr. Morris has been recognized as a SuperLawyer, an AV Preeminent attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, and received numerous other accolades from leading legal organizations. You can rely on Mr. Morris’ recognition by these groups, but even more so, you can trust the results obtained by Morris Law Firm, which exceed $100 million in verdicts and settlements.

Trials Anywhere, Anytime, Against Anybody

Most personal injury cases settle without having to go to court. That’s good for you; you don’t have to worry about appearing in court, testifying in front of a judge, or leaving the case in the hands of a jury. But getting a good settlement requires more than just negotiation skills. When you have a good case, the last thing an insurance company wants is to face a jury. If they see you are represented by an attorney who regularly goes to trial and wins, they are much more likely to settle your case for top-dollar than risk a trial. If they don’t settle fairly, you are well-situated to go to court for that jury verdict.

James Morris is licensed in five states and has tried over 100 cases across the country. He routinely goes to court and has obtained multi-million dollar verdicts, including a $29 million verdict on behalf of a breast cancer survivor going up against a pharmaceutical giant. Mr. Morris starts to build your case for trial from day one. He’ll settle when the time is right or take your case all the way to the end if that’s what is needed to get you the best result.

High-Quality Representation You Can Afford

From our office in Burbank, we serve clients across the Greater Los Angeles area and take cases throughout Southern California, from San Diego to Bakersfield. All consultations are free, and we never charge a fee until after we recover compensation on your behalf. Our fees are based on the size of the recovery we obtain for you. This arrangement means you know we are doing our best to get you the most compensation available, and you never have to worry about being able to afford high-quality legal representation from a dedicated and successful California injury lawyer. With the Morris Law Firm, you get the high-quality legal representation you can afford… and that you can’t afford to be without.

Get started today by calling our office at 747-283-1144 to schedule your free consultation and find out how we can help you win your case.

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“Jim Morris was, and I am sure is, a wonderful person, professional trial lawyer, with the ability to communicate information to the lay person, which in our case, was done perfectly.”

“Regarding his abilities as a lawyer in our trial, which was conducted as a bell weather case, he excelled against very long odds, but his communication skills won over a jury and we received victory. I cannot suggest enough that anyone in Jim's care, will be represented by a sensitive, intelligent, and most important, a gifted attorney.”

— Steve S.

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“Jim Morris is a fine lawyer and a stand-up guy!”

“In product liability and mass tort, there really aren't many better attorneys around. If you have an individual case or need some help handling a portfolio, Jim Morris should be at the top of your list.”

— William D.
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“Jim Morris was, and I am sure is, a wonderful person, professional trial lawyer, with the ability to communicate information to the lay person, which in our case, was done perfectly.”

“Regarding his abilities as a lawyer in our trial, which was conducted as a bell weather case, he excelled against very long odds, but his communication skills won over a jury and we received victory. I cannot suggest enough that anyone in Jim's care, will be represented by a sensitive, intelligent, and most important, a gifted attorney.”

— Steve S.

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“Jim Morris is a fine lawyer and a stand-up guy!”

“In product liability and mass tort, there really aren't many better attorneys around. If you have an individual case or need some help handling a portfolio, Jim Morris should be at the top of your list.”

— William D.
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“Jim Morris was, and I am sure is, a wonderful person, professional trial lawyer, with the ability to communicate information to the lay person, which in our case, was done perfectly.”

“Regarding his abilities as a lawyer in our trial, which was conducted as a bell weather case, he excelled against very long odds, but his communication skills won over a jury and we received victory. I cannot suggest enough that anyone in Jim's care, will be represented by a sensitive, intelligent, and most important, a gifted attorney.”

— Steve S.

stars
“Jim Morris is a fine lawyer and a stand-up guy!”

“In product liability and mass tort, there really aren't many better attorneys around. If you have an individual case or need some help handling a portfolio, Jim Morris should be at the top of your list.”

— William D.
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Meet Attorney James A. Morris, Jr.

James A. Morris, Jr. has 30 years of trial experience in literally every kind of personal injury case. He has achieved over 100 million dollars in verdicts and settlements over his career and is licensed in CA, NY, TX, PA and CO. He is board certified in personal injury trial law and rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell. He is personally interested in his clients cases and requires individual service to each client. Learn More

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