Wayne Morse, Jr.

Top rated Employment & Labor attorney in Birmingham, Alabama

Waldrep, Stewart & Kendrick, LLP
Wayne Morse, Jr.
Waldrep, Stewart & Kendrick, LLP

Practice Areas: Employment & Labor, Business Litigation, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Alabama since: 1976

Education: Samford University Cumberland School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023

Waldrep, Stewart & Kendrick, LLP

2850 19th St S
Suite 370
Birmingham, AL 35209 Visit website


Wayne Morse Jr. is a seasoned attorney at Waldrep, Stewart & Kendrick LLP in Birmingham, Alabama. He is known for adeptly navigating the complexities of civil litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants. He has become a trusted attorney with a portfolio spanning a plethora of legal arenas:

  • Business and commercial litigation
  • Employment and labor law
  • Education law
  • General civil litigation
  • Personal injury fraud
  • Professional malpractice
  • Insurance litigation

In 1972, Mr. Morse secured his B.S. degree from Birmingham-Southern College followed by his Juris Doctor degree with Dean’s List honors from Samford University in 1976. He is authorized to practice law in Alabama; Tennessee; the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit; the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama; and the U.S. Tax Court.

Having appeared in federal and state courts across Alabama, as well as in neighboring states, Mr. Morse's reach is extensive. Notably, he has left his mark on appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States, showcasing his prowess in legal argumentation and strategy. His clientele spans corporate, government and individual sectors, addressing a broad array of legal matters. He boasts extensive experience in cases involving discrimination, ERISA and notable civil rights litigation.

Mr. Morse's accolades speak volumes about his professionalism and client services. His AV Preeminent* rating through Martindale-Hubbell and recognition as one of the top attorneys by Birmingham Magazine underscore his stellar reputation.

A respected voice in legal education, Mr. Morse frequently shares his insights at seminars. His commitment to justice extends to pro bono work and mentoring aspiring lawyers through programs like the Bibb Allen Trial Academy. He is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Litigation Counsel of America, and a member of the Alabama State Bar, the Birmingham Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association and the Rotary Club of Birmingham.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ falls into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Employment & Labor: Employer, Business Litigation, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Defense, Insurance Coverage, Schools & Education

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Bad Faith Insurance, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Dram Shop Laws, Education, Employment Law - Employee, Insurance, Insurance Defense, Labor Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Non-Compete Agreements, Personal Injury - Defense, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Schools, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Sexual Harassment, Slip and Fall, Toxic Mold, Trade Secret, Trucking Accidents, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Wrongful Death

  • 30% Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 20% Business Litigation
  • 20% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10% Insurance Coverage
  • 10% Schools & Education

First Admitted: 1976, Alabama

Professional Webpage: https://www.wskllp.com/morse.html

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Rotary Club of Birmingham
  • Bibb Allen Trial Academy, Faculty Member
  • Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (an honor society for experienced and effective litigators and trial lawyers)
  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2022
  • Fellow, Birmingham Bar Association
  • Order of Certus
  • Order of Justitia
  • Newcomen Society; Honored for fund raising and support for Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Named one of region's "Top Attorneys" by Birmingham magazine, Master of the Bar in Birmingham Inns of Court.
  • Dean's Cabinet, Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • Highest possible rating, AV, by Martindale-Hubbell
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Alabama
  • United States Tax Court
  • Tennessee
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern District of Alabama.
  • United States District Courts for the Middle District of Alabama.
  • United States District Courts for the Southern District of Alabama.
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Educational Background:
  • Samford University, J.D., 1976 (Phi Delta Phi)
  • Birmingham-Southern College; B.S., 1972 (Omicron Delta Kappa)
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Obtained judgment for Estate Administrator and Attorney against petitioner seeking disgorgement of fees and replacement., 2024

Office location for Wayne Morse, Jr.

2850 19th St S
Suite 370
Birmingham, AL 35209

Phone: 659-215-5619


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023

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