Joseph Morris

Joseph A. Morris

Partner

jamorris@mcatlaw.com

Joseph A. Morris was born in Dothan, Alabama, but grew up most of his life in Florida. Upon graduation from Ft. Walton Beach High School, he attended the University of Alabama where he graduated with a B.S. in finance. At the University of Alabama, Joey was a member of Delta Sigma Pi Business Honorary; Pi Kappa Phi social fraternity; and a Dean's List student.

After graduating from the University of Alabama, Joey entered the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. While at Cumberland, Joey was the victor in the school wide Haley Federal Trial Competition. He was later selected to serve as a Director of the Cumberland Trial Advocacy Board and was in Who's Who of American Law Students. In addition, Joey served as Treasurer of Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity. While in law school Joey attended the University of Kent in Canterbury, England, for a summer semester where he studied the European Common Market, and Comparative law of the United States and Great Britain under the direction of former appellate judge and Solicitor General of the United States, Ken Starr.

After law school, Joey practiced as a defense attorney with the firm of Cobb and Shealy, P.C. practicing in the areas of civil litigation, with a concentration in the areas of wrongful death, products liability and personal injury. In 1999 he left his prior firm and co-founded what is today the law firm of Morris, Cary, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers LLC, which is committed to exclusively representing individuals or businesses that have been injured or damaged by the conduct of another. Joey's experience as a former insurance defense attorney has proved invaluable in assisting his clients when it comes to litigating and obtaining a recovery that is fair to his client.

Joey is licensed to practice in both Alabama and Florida but has also handled and litigated cases in Georgia, Texas, Arizona, Connecticut and Mississippi. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court of Alabama for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts, and the United States District Court of Florida for the Northern District. In addition, Joey is admitted to and has argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He is also admitted to the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Supreme Court.

Joey has been active in the following legal and civic organizations: Houston County Bar Association, where he served as President of the Young Lawyers; Past Chairman of the Board for the Lawyer Referral Service for the State of Alabama; the American Bar Association; the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association; the American Association for Justice; the American Inns of Court; Board of Bar Commissioner for the Alabama State Bar 2000-2009; Disciplinary Panel for the Alabama State Bar 2000-2009; Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class; past Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors; past Houston County Rotary Club member; past Adjunct Professor Troy State University System 1996-1998; and coach of numerous baseball, softball, football and basketball teams. Joey is a member of First United Methodist Church of Dothan.

In 2011, Joey was nominated and chosen to the list of Super Lawyers for the State of Alabama, which is an honor chosen by his peers and an independent review committee. Additionally, Joey was inducted into the Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum, which is restricted to those attorneys who have obtained multimillion dollar settlements or verdicts, and awarded an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. In the past, he also had the opportunity to serve as the president of the Alabama Alumni Association for the Houston/Henry County Chapter.

Among his hobbies are reading, golf, fishing, traveling and spending time with family. Joey is married to the former Louise Jensen of Birmingham and they are the proud parents of four children, Andrew, Patrick, William and Anna Louise.

Morris, Cary and Andrews, LLC limits its practice primarily to cases involving wrongful death, personal injury, workers' compensation, auto and truck accidents, and cases involving defective products or fraudulent conduct.

Areas of Practice:

  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law
  • Auto/Truck accidents
  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff

Certification/Specialties:

  • Bar Admissions:
    • Alabama, 1994
    • Florida, 1995
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1994
    • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 1994
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 1999
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida 2003
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1994
    • U.S. Court of Federal Claims 2010
    • U.S. Supreme Court 2003

Education:

  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, 1994
    • Honors: Director, Cumberland Trial Advocacy Board
    • Honors: Haley Federal Trial Competition, Victor
    • Honors: Treasurer, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
    • Honors: Winner, Haley Federal Trial Competition
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
    • B.S.
    • Honors: Delta Sigma Pi Business Honorary
    • Honors: Pi Kappa Phi Social Fraternity
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Finance

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Adjunct Professor, Troy State University at Dothan, 1996 - 1998

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Houston County Bar Association
    • Member
  • Florida Bar Association
    • Member
  • American Bar Association
    • Member
  • Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class
  • Member Alabama State Bar
  • Alabama Bar Association
    • Board of Bar Commissioners
    • Disciplinary Panel
  • First United Methodist Church of Dothan
    • Member
  • Lawyer Referral Service
    • Chairman of the Board
  • Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2011 Super Lawyers

Birth Information:

  • 1968, Dothan, Alabama, United States of America

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Morris, Cary, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC (MCATD)
Dothan Personal Injury Attorney
3334 Ross Clark Circle,
Post Office Box 1649,

Dothan, AL 36303

Local Phone: 334.316.0930
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