Attorney Paul Morris holds the rare dual board certification in appellate practice and criminal appellate practice. He specializes in federal and state civil and federal and state criminal appeals as well as complex trial support. Mr. Morris has briefed and argued hundreds of appeals in state and federal appellate courts including the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Florida, all the District Courts of Appeal of Florida, other state appellate courts including New York and Illinois, and United States Circuit Courts of Appeal.
Paul Morris, of Law Offices of Paul Morris, P.A., has been selected to the 2020 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate.
Members are thoroughly vetted by a research team, selected by a blue ribbon panel of attorneys with podium status from independently neutral organizations, and approved by a judicial review board as exhibiting virtue in the practice of law. Due to the incredible selectivity of the appointment process, only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in NADC. This elite class of advocates consists of the finest leaders of the legal profession from across the nation.
Certification requires lawyers to pass a
comprehensive examination that evaluates a
high level of knowledge, skills, and expertise
in a specialty field.
Each board-certified lawyer undergoes a rigorous peer-review process that assesses competence in a specialty field, as well as professionalism and ethics in the practice of law.
Established by the Florida Supreme Court, board certification is conferred upon lawyers by the most credible and highest authority over the state’s legal community, The Florida Bar.
Mr. Morris has extensive experience in state civil and federal civil appeals including: personal injury; contract disputes; commercial litigation; corporate matters; real estate transactions; brokerage commission cases; insurance disputes; estate claims; bad faith insurance cases; family law cases (including marital settlement agreements, equitable distribution, child support, alimony, UCCJEA, Hague, international disputes, modifications, rule and statute construction); condominium matters; libel and slander; title disputes; banking; replevin; discovery; and more.
Mr. Morris has extensive experience in federal civil and criminal appeals of convictions in all of the appellate courts of Florida, the federal circuit courts of appeals throughout the United States, and the Supreme Court of the United States; post-conviction appeals; writs of habeas, mandamus, certiorari, and prohibition.
Mr. Morris has extensive experience intrial support in complex cases in all of the areas listed.
State civil and federal civil appeals including: personal injury; contract disputes; commercial litigation; corporate matters; real estate transactions; brokerage commission cases; insurance disputes; estate claims; bad faith insurance cases; family law cases (including marital settlement agreements, equitable distribution, child support, alimony, UCCJEA, Hague, international disputes, modifications, rule and statute construction); condominium matters; libel and slander; title disputes; banking; replevin; discovery; and more.
Federal and state criminal appeals in all the appellate courts of Florida, the federal circuit courts of appeals throughout the United States and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Trial support in complex cases in all the areas listed. Deep experience in appellate law affords unrivaled insights into supporting trial counsel in developing legal strategy, preserving issues for potential appeal, and ensuring success in defending successful trial outcomes in the event of appeal.Mr. Morris personally follows the development of law in all substantive areas.Additionally, Mr. Morris personally assists trial counsel in litigation with extensive legal research and writing and drafting pleadings. Preparing pre-trial motions and memoranda, motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, motions in limine, jury instructions and post-trial motions and memoranda of law are all within our scope of experience. Mr. Morris is committed to providing forward-thinking litigation support.
Paul Morris has earned an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and the South Florida Legal Guide of Top Lawyers and Law Firms in South Florida. Mr. Morris authors “Appellate Tips” for the Dade County Bar Bulletin and articles for the Florida Bar Journal and the University of Miami Law Review. He has taught at the University of Miami School of Law and continually lectures at legal education seminars.