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James C. Morris

James C. Morris

Director

7800 Forsyth Boulevard
Suite 600
St. Louis, Missouri 63105

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Office: 314-725-0525
Fax: 314-725-7150

Jay Morris defends individuals and businesses against liability claims and guides small and medium-sized businesses in the transactions and legal considerations inherent in business. To his law practice he brings the perspective of a former business owner and executive and the wisdom of lessons learned through litigating his clients’ difficult situations.

Jay defends complex coverage claims made against casualty and liability insurers. He handles catastrophic injury, wrongful death, premises, property, products liability, construction defect and workers’ compensation claims as well as general commercial litigation matters.

He has successfully tried more than a dozen cases to verdict in both state and federal courts, and has also handled arbitrations, mediations and appeals.

While adept at developing cases through discovery in support of his clients’ interests, Jay also employs his skills as a writer to develop novel legal arguments, obtain summary judgments or limit the opposing party’s claims.

Jay graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law where he earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Health Law and the George LeMaistre Scholarship. Jay is licensed to practice in Missouri and Alabama.

OVERVIEW

Jay Morris defends individuals and businesses against liability claims and guides small and medium-sized businesses in the transactions and legal considerations inherent in business. To his law practice he brings the perspective of a former business owner and executive and the wisdom of lessons learned through litigating his clients’ difficult situations.

Jay defends complex coverage claims made against casualty and liability insurers. He handles catastrophic injury, wrongful death, premises, property, products liability, construction defect and workers’ compensation claims as well as general commercial litigation matters.

He has successfully tried more than a dozen cases to verdict in both state and federal courts, and has also handled arbitrations, mediations and appeals.

While adept at developing cases through discovery in support of his clients’ interests, Jay also employs his skills as a writer to develop novel legal arguments, obtain summary judgments or limit the opposing party’s claims.

Jay graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law where he earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Health Law and the George LeMaistre Scholarship. Jay is licensed to practice in Missouri and Alabama.

EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS

Education

  • University of Alabama, J.D.
  • Spring Hill College, B.A., English; Minor, Philosophy

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Alabama
  • U.S. District Courts
  • Eastern District of Missouri
  • Southern District of Alabama

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis