Specializing in Utility & Energy Law, Litigation and Business Consulting

 

PRACTICE

AREAS

UTILITY & ENERGY LAW

Rate Cases, Mergers, Regulatory Affairs

 

The core of our energy and utility practice involves the representation of clients in a wide range of proceedings before state public service/utility commissions, state legislatures, arbitration panels, circuit courts, and state courts of appeal.

LITIGATION & MEDIATION

Breaches of Contract, Lawsuits, Personal Injury, Debt Settlement, Employment Law & Mediation (Rule 31 Mediator) 

 

Resolve your non-criminal matters in a court of law. Civil litigation helps parties come to a mutually agreeable solution in the midst of conflict. The Morris Law Firm is highly skilled at reaching results through proven techniques such as negotiation, mediation and arbitration. 

CONSULTING

Management and Business Consulting, Executive Coaching, Special Projects, Internal Investigations

 

The Morris Law Firm offers global experience and local knowledge to help businesses strategize for success in any public or private business environment. We work closely with senior executives to analyze and execute sustainable plans to help businesses develop innovative talent improve productivity, and drive efficent operations.

MUNICIPAL LAW

Economic Development, Education Policies, Property Taxes, Police Power, Elections

 

From city and county administrations to school districts, the Morris Law Firm represents the interests of public clients and serves as the trusted advisor to better navigate the complex legal and business issues set forth by local governments.

TRUSTS, WILLS, & PROBATE

Estate Planning, Property Management, Mortgages, Wealth Management, Financial Advising

 

With the legal guidance of an experienced attorney, estate planning strategies better protect and preserve a client's wealth, secure an individual's legacy, and ensure that beneficiaries receive the inheritance and property to which they are entitled.

 

OUR MISSION

The Morris Law Firm is dedicated to high quality legal counsel, professional courtesy, and sound strategic advice. We strive to handle each matter with accountability and responsiveness by listening carefully to understand our client's needs and working efficiently to identify long-term resolutions. Our commitment to excellence is founded on three core values:

 

INTEGRITY

We lead by example in all we do. We set and uphold the highest goals of honesty and ethics.

 

DIGNITY

We value everyone with respect. We operate with care and candor to build trusting relationships with clients.

 

ABILITY

We work hard. We have a deep understanding of what works in an ever-changing market. 

 

OUR ATTORNEYS

EDUCATION
Juris Doctorate,

Vanderbilt University, 1977

B.A. in Economics,

Southwestern at Memphis 

(Rhodes College) , 1973

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE LAW IN:
Supreme Court of Tennessee, 1977 

U.S. District Court,Western District of Tennessee, 1980 

U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1980 

U.S. Supreme Court, 1980

LICENSURES & CREDENTIALS:

General Securities Representative - (Series 7)

State of Tennessee Registered Securities Representative - (Series 66) (NASAA)

Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator

Supreme Court of Tennessee, 1977

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, 1980

U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1980

U.S. Supreme Court, 1980

HERMAN MORRIS, JR.

Founder & Principal Attorney

 

Herman Morris, Jr., an attorney in Memphis, Tennessee, has nearly 40 years of legal experience across a wide range of legal specialties. He has twice been recognized by Woodward/White, Inc. as one of "The Best Lawyers in America" in the area of Energy Law. His leadership has excelled and been proven during his tenures as former president, chief executive officer, and prior to that general counsel, for Memphis Light, Gas, and Water, the city's public utility company, as well as his time as vice president & general counsel for Pinnacle Airlines. Most recently, Morris served as City Attorney for the City of Memphis, where he represented and defended all law suits brought by or against the city, collected taxes, supervised the review and adjustment claims by or against the city, drafted and reviewed contracts, provided legal advice and counsel to city officials. He has testified before the United States Congress on several occasions, representing the interests of several national and regional utility organizations.

 

Beyond his solid legal career, Morris has a long history of civic and community leadership and involvement. He has served in such engaged capacities as: chairman of the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce, president of the Memphis Branch NAACP, general campaign chairman of the United Way of the Mid-South fundraising campaign; chairman of the Greater Memphis Community Foundation; chairman of the National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award and numerous others.

 

CONTACT

THE MORRIS

LAW FIRM

OUR ADDRESS

119 S. Main St., Suite 500

Memphis, TN 38103

Email: info@morrisfirmlaw.com
Office:  901-322-8713

Mobile: 901-468-3454

 

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