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Paul Morris

Mr. Morris has extensive experience in federal civil and criminal appeals in the State of Florida appellate courts, the federal circuit courts of appeals throughout the United States, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Experienced Appellate Attorney

I am dedicated to providing clients the highest caliber representation. My practice not only excels at seeking review of adverse trial court proceedings, but also successfully defending victories on review. I do so by keeping abreast of appellate decisions, litigation trends, and ever-changing law.

I have more than thirty years of experience and over 400 reported cases nationwide. I have lectured and published in appellate law. I am board certified in appellate practice. I have the highest “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell. I have numerous professional honors including Nation’s Top One Percent (National Assoc. Distinguished Counsel), Top Lawyers in South Florida, Super Lawyers and others.

Call me at 305-670-1441 or contact me online to schedule a consultation. We serve clients in all appellate and trial courts throughout the United States.

University

 New York University, B.A.

Law School

University of Miami School of Law, J.D.

Admitted

Florida; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits; U.S. District Courts, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.

Biography

Named to:

  • South Florida’s Legal Elite
  • Top Lawyers, South Florida Legal Guide
  • Nation’s Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Super Lawyers
  • Avvo Highest Rated “10 Superb”
  • Author: Florida Bar Journal, University of Miami Law Review, Dade County Bar Bulletin
  • Lecturer and Moderator: Supreme Court of Florida
  • Lecturer: Appellate Practice Certification Review Courses
  • Instructor: Appellate Practice, University of Miami School of Law
  • President: Third District Court of Appeal Historical Society

Experienced Appellate Attorney

I am dedicated to providing clients the highest caliber representation. My practice not only excels at seeking review of adverse trial court proceedings, but also successfully defending victories on review. I do so by keeping abreast of appellate decisions, litigation trends, and ever-changing law.

I have more than thirty years of experience and over 400 reported cases nationwide. I have lectured and published in appellate law. I am board certified in appellate practice. I have the highest “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell. I have numerous professional honors including Nation’s Top One Percent (National Assoc. Distinguished Counsel), Top Lawyers in South Florida, Super Lawyers and others.

Call me at 305-670-1441 or contact me online to schedule a consultation. We serve clients in all appellate and trial courts throughout the United States.

Paul Morris

Mr. Morris has extensive experience in federal civil and criminal appeals in the State of Florida appellate courts, the federal circuit courts of appeals throughout the United States, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

University

 New York University, B.A.

Law School

University of Miami School of Law, J.D.

Admitted

Florida; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits; U.S. District Courts, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.

Biography

Named to:

  • South Florida’s Legal Elite
  • Top Lawyers, South Florida Legal Guide
  • Nation’s Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Super Lawyers
  • Avvo Highest Rated “10 Superb”
  • Author: Florida Bar Journal, University of Miami Law Review, Dade County Bar Bulletin
  • Lecturer and Moderator: Supreme Court of Florida
  • Lecturer: Appellate Practice Certification Review Courses
  • Instructor: Appellate Practice, University of Miami School of Law
  • President: Third District Court of Appeal Historical Society

Cases of Note

  • Laquer v. Falcone, Florida 3d District Court of Appeal
    In Laquer vs Falcone, Mr. Morris successfully argued that an arbitrator’s award should be vacated in its entirety in a multi-million dollar dispute regarding a partnership agreement.
  • Hubbard v United States, Supreme Court of the United States
    Mr. Morris briefed and argued Hubbard v. United States in the Supreme Court of the United States. The Supreme Court voted 6-3 to overrule its own unanimous prior decision and reverse the conviction of Mr. Morris’ client.
  • Board of Trustees v. AEI, Supreme Court of Florida
    In Board of Trustees v. AEI, the Supreme Court of Florida unanimously ruled in favor of Mr. Morris’ client in a real property discovery dispute.
  • Lloyd v. Weaver, 4th District Court of Appeal
    In Lloyd v. Weaver, the appeals court affirmed the $22.7 million judgment for personal injuries to the plaintiff.

Reported Cases (Partial List)

  • Hubbard v. United States, Supreme Court of the United States
  • California v. Hodari D., Supreme Court of the United States
  • Freund v. Butterworth, U.S Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. v. Rural Lot, U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • U.S. v. Quinones, U.S. Court of Appeals, 2d Circuit
  • U.S. v. Seni, U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. v. Loalza Vasquez, U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. v. Hubbard, U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. v. Thornton, U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • Centennial Bank v. Noah, U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. v. Gafyczk, U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. v. Calle, U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • Govoni v. State, Supreme Court of Florida
  • Velez v. Miami-Dade County Police Department, Supreme Court of Florida
  • Mackerley v. State, Supreme Court of Florida
  • Deren v. State, Supreme Court of Florida
  • Natkow v. Natkow, Supreme Court of Florida
  • Laquer v. Falcone, Florida 3d District Court of Appeal
  • Falcone v. Laquer, Florida 3d District Court of Appeal
  • Arena Garage v. Laquer Corp. Realty, Florida 3d District Court of Appeal
  • Siegel v. Rowe, Florida 2d District Court of Appeal
  • Goldberg v. State, Florida 3d District Court of Appeal
  • Pulcini v. State, Florida 4th District Court of Appeal
  • Weber v. Weber, Florida 2d District Court of Appeal
  • Campbell v. State, Florida 2d District Court of Appeal
  • Baker v. State, Florida 5th District Court of Appeal
  • Greenwald v. Greenwald, Florida 3d District Court of Appeal
  • De La Fuente v. Adrian Developers, Florida 3d District Court of Appeal
  • Cambareri v. State, Florida 5th District Court of Appeal
  • MD Medicare v. Fla. Dept. Fin. Services, Florida 1st District Court of Appeal
  • Rolle v. Dade County, Florida 1st District Court of Appeal
  • Guobaitis v. Sherrer, Florida 3d District Court of Appeal
  • USAA Cas. Ins. Co. v. Allen, Florida 4th District Court of Appeal
  • Deren v. State, Florida 4th District Court of Appeal
  • Vigo v. Vigo, Florida 4th District Court of Appeal
  • Collins v. State, Florida 4th District Court of Appeal
  • Cohen v. State, Florida 3d District Court of Appeal
  • Squindo v. Osuna-Squindo, Florida 3d District Court of Appeal
  • Alexander v. State, Florida 4th District Court of Appeal
  • Simon v. Gables Plaza Condo. Ass’n., Florida 3d District Court of Appeal
  • People v. Ramirez, N.Y. S.Ct. App. Div.
  • Dadeland Square, Ltd. v. Gould, Florida 3d District Court of Appeal
  • Collazos v. City of West Miami, Florida 3d District Court of Appeal
  • Branam v. Aqua-Clear Pools, Inc., Florida 3d District Court of Appeal

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