Shawn D. Morris

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in San Diego, CA

Morris Sullivan & Lemkul LLP
9915 Mira Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92131
Phone: 858-566-7600
Fax: 858-566-6602
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas: Construction Litigation: Business (10%), Civil Litigation: Defense (40%), Business Litigation (20%), Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%), Insurance Coverage (10%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Shawn D. Morris is the managing partner of Morris, Sullivan & Lemkul LLP law firm, which has law offices in Austin, Texas, and San Diego, California. A nationally ranked trial lawyer with more than 32 years of total legal experience, Mr. Morris provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout Texas and California as well as Las Vegas, Nevada, and Honolulu, Hawaii, who are dealing with complex civil litigation matters involving any of the following:

· Business litigation

· Insurance law

· Trademark infringement claims

· Class actions and mass torts

· Construction law and mechanic’s liens

· Personal injury

· Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act issues

A veteran of some 250 construction-related cases and more than 30 jury trials, Mr. Morris has extensive experience that he brings to help his clients find the favorable outcomes they seek for their complex legal disputes as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Having established himself as a leader in his field, he has helped affect positive changes in California's construction defect laws, and he has written extensively and conducted many lectures and seminars throughout the country on a variety of legal topics involving his practice areas.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Morris has gained a reputation for his in-depth legal knowledge along with his unwavering commitment to his clients. In recognition for his outstanding professionalism and service, he has earned an AV-Preeminent peer

-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received perennial designation as one among North America's Top Lawyers for the past 10 years. 

A 1985 graduate of San Diego State University, Mr. Morris attended California Western School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1988. In law school, he served as lead articles editor of the California Western Law Review. He is an active member of The State Bar of California and the State Bar of Texas as well as the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Building Industry Association, among his other professional affiliations.

*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™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 10%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 40%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 10%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 10%Insurance Coverage
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Class Actions, Insurance


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021

About Shawn D. Morris

Admitted: 1988, California

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Building Industry Association
  • Texas
  • California
  • I am a member of the American Bar Association and The San Diego County Bar.


  • Voted One of North America's top Lawyer's, Super Lawyer for 10 years
  • AV ranked with Martindale Hubbell, AV rating

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • I am a member of The American Board Of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), 2011
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Office Location for Shawn D. Morris

9915 Mira Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92131

Phone: 858-566-7600

Fax: 858-566-6602

Last Updated: 1/29/2021

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