Barton W. Morris, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Royal Oak, MI

Law Offices of Barton Morris
 | 520 North Main Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Phone: 248-541-2600
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%)
Attorney Profile

Barton Morris is the only attorney in Michigan designated by the American Chemical Society as a Forensic Lawyer Scientist. This distinction illustrates why he is considered to be one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the State of Michigan. He specializes in all criminal matters involving drugs, alcohol and forensic science. He is also the founder and principal of the Cannabis Legal Group specializing in marijuana related law in Michigan.  

Barton Morris is also a graduate of the prestigious Trial Lawyer's College and presently sits on its Alumni Association's Board of Directors. He is also a graduate of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer's National Criminal Defense College. Further, Mr. Morris teaches lawyers all over the county as he is on the Faculty and is a Member of the National College for DUI Defense, he is on the faculty and is a Charter and Board Member of the DUI Defense Lawyer's Association and he is a faculty and board member of the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys. 

He earned his law degree from the Michigan State University College of Law in 1998.

Barton Morris is also a very accomplished federal criminal trial attorney specializing in complex federal controlled substance conspiracies and trafficking matters in both the Eastern and Westing Districts of Michigan. 

Barton has been educated in several forensc science disciplines including DNA Analysis, Gas Chomotagraphy, Mass Spectral Analysis, FTIR, PCR, Solid Drug Dose Testing, Cannabis Analytical Testing for potency, residual solvents and microbial foreign matter, High Performance Liquid Chromatogaphy, Trace Evidence Analysis, Competitive Immunoassay, transdermal alcohol analysis, ETG testing, Infrared Spectrosopy Ethanol Analysis (evidential breath alcohol testing) and fuel cell ethanol analysis technology. 

He has given presentations on blood alcohol testing, blood controlled substance testing, Storytelling in DUI trials, Cannabis Business Law and Criminal Law Seminars. He has been selected a Top Attorney in Michigan from 2012-2015 by DBsuiness Magazine and a Top 100 Trial Attorney. Barton Morris and his firm, The Cannabis Legal Group, was also selected as the Face of Cannabis Law by Dbusiness Magazine for 2016 and 2017.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (40%): Drug & Alcohol Violations

Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%)

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%): DUI/DWI

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Drug & Alcohol Violations

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI: DUI/DWI

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017

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About Barton Morris, Jr.

Admitted: 1998, Michigan

Professional Webpage: http://michigancriminalattorney.com/attorney-morris/

Honors and Awards:

  • Selected a Top Attorney in Metro Detroit for both DUI Defense and Criminal Defense, Top Attorney in Metro Detroit, DBusiness Magazine, 2013
  • Selected a Top Attorney in Metro Detroit in the category of DUI defense, Top Attorney in Metro Detroit, DBusiness Magazine, 2012
  • Heard on 89X, 101 WRIF, 97.1 The Ticket
  • Selected Super Lawyer 2014-2015
  • Featured on Let It Rip, WJBK – My Fox Detroit, August 2011
  • Top Lawyer of Metro Detroit for criminal defense by DBusiness and Hour Magazine, 2014

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • DNA for Lawyers, Boise State University, 2015
  • American Chemical Society Designated Forensic Lawyer Scientist (Michigan's only), 2015
  • BAC Datamaster Evidential Breath Testing Operator Training Course
  • DMT Datamaster Evidential Breath Testing Operator Training Course
  • American Chemical Society Forensic Chromatography GC/FID Blood Alcohol Testing Course, August 2013
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) Practitioner Course – two times
  • Drug Recognition Evaluation (DRE) Practitioner Course – two times
  • American Chemical Society Forensic Chromatography – GC/MS DUID Course, June 2014
  • American Chemical Society Forensic Chromatography Solid Drug Testing  Course, April 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Criminal Practice Committee, Federal Bar Association Eastern District of Michigan, 2012
  • Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys, Board Member, Faculty, 2014-present
  • United States District Courts for the Western Districts of Michigan
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern Districts of Michigan
  • District of Columbia
  • Washington
  • State Bar of Michigan, November 6, 1998
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Justice Foundation, Trustee
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Charter Member
  • Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys, Inagural Member
  • National College of DUI Attorneys, General Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Trial Lawyer's College Alumin Association Warrior Board Member, Region 7 2013-2016
  • DUI Defense Lawyer’s Association Justice Foundation, Board Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mentor - Big Brother/Big Sister Program, 2009

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • FOX 2 News Detroit, Let It Rip - Featured DUI Attorney, 2011

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Educational Background:

  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, Criminal Defense College, August 2010
  • National Criminal Defense College, Macon, Georgia, June 1999
  • Michigan State University College of Law, May 1998
  • Western Michigan University, Haworth College of Business, Bachelor in Business Administration, May 1994
  • NCDD Summer Session, Harvard Law School, July 2013
  • Trial Lawyers College, Dubois, Wyoming, September 2011
Office Location for Barton W. Morris, Jr.

520 North Main Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Phone: 248-541-2600

 

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Last Updated: 6/5/2017

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