James A. Morris, Jr.

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Burbank, California

Morris Law Firm
James A. Morris, Jr.
Morris Law Firm

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Products Liability

Licensed in California since: 1986

Education: South Texas College of Law Houston

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2011, 2016 - 2024
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Morris Law Firm

4001 W. Alameda Ave.
Suite 208
Burbank, CA 91505 Phone: 747-283-1144 Email: James A. Morris, Jr. Visit website


Jim Morris obtained a $1.3 million dollar verdict on behalf of UP BMWE member Dennis Jordan in Visalia, CA in February of 2020. HE continues his practice of personal injury trial law in Burbank, CA. Despite the Covid 19 Pandemic, Jim continues to pursue depositions, hearing and mediations via Zoom until jury trials resume. 

Jim Morris and Brent Coon received a $5,000,000.00 jury verdict in Las Vegas, NV Federal Court on behalf of railroader Greg Gibbons against Union Pacific RR following a trucking accident on May, 7 2018. The verdict included future wage loss, future pain and suffering, mental anguish and medical charges. 

Jim Morris obtained a jury verdict of $29,870,000 against Wyeth and Upjohn in MDL 1507 that oversees the hormone replacement therapy litigation. It was the first plaintiff's victory in the MDL court. (Scroggin v. Wyeth and Upjohn) Jim previously obtained the first verdict against Upjohn nationally in the Hormone Replacement Therapy litigation in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. (Simon v. Wyeth and Pfizer).

Before those, Jim obtained the first intermediate opt-out verdict in the Fen-phen litigation and the first verdict ever against PPG in the asbestos litigation. He is currently accepting hip replacement cases, IVC filter cases, Talcum powder ovarian cancer cases, transvaginal mesh cases, and mesothelioma cases. He has been licensed since 1986 and became licensed in California in 2014. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

First Admitted: 1986, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.jamlawyers.com/about-us/attorneys/

Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • May 2018-Gibbons v. Union Pacific RR- 5 Million dollar Jury Verdict District of Nevada, Las Vegas; March 2008- Scroggin v. Wyeth & Upjohn- U.S. District Court, E.D. Arkansas- Jury verdict of $29,870,000 obtained against both defendants.May 2007- Simon v. Wyeth & Upjohn- Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas- Jury verdict of $1,500,000.00 against Upjohn,2004- 3 straight verdicts against Wyeth in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in the Fen Phen Opt Out Litigation.2005- Dudley, Dudley and Knight v. J.B Hunt Trucking- Jury verdict of $1,250,000 against J.B. Hunt in Jackson, TN.November 2003- Hayes v. Wyeth- Jefferson County, Texas- Jury verdict of $1,400,000.00 against Wyeth.March 1998- Sonnier v. Pittsburgh Corning and PPG Industries- Jury verdict of $13,000,000.00 against both defendants on behalf of seven families.
  • Dennis Jordan v. Union Pacific RR-Toxic exposure to Diesel Fuel resulting in RADS. $1.3 Million in favor of the plaintiff awarded by a jury in Visalia, CA., 2020
  • Dennis Jordan v. Union Pacific RR, Visalia, CA-Plaintiff suffered RADS as a result of occupational exposure. Defendant disputed liability and causation. Jury found in favor of the plaintiff and awarded 1.3 million in damages., 2020
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • TexArts- Former Chairman of the Board WeSpark Cancer Support Center- Current Board Member. WeSpark Cancer Support Center, Sherman Oaks, CA- Board of Directors
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal SpecializationAlso licensed in Pennsylvania and Colorado
  • Licensed in TX, CA, NY, PA and CO. Has tried cases in TX, PA, AR, TN, MN, NV, CA, and CO., 1986
Educational Background:
  • BA-Political Science , 1983
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Texas Bar Association; California Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; Pennsylvania Bar Association; Colorado Bar Association; Life Member of the Texas Bar Foundation; Sustaining Member-Texas Trial Lawyer's Association; Past President of Southeast Texas Trial Lawyer's Association; Sustaining Member of American Association for Justice; CAALA; CAOC, 1986
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Drug Injury-Liability, Analysis and Prevention, Second Edition, Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, 2005 (Co-author of Chapter 16: Danger at the Drugstore: Some Practical Comments on Pondimin and Redux Litigation), Author, Drug Liability, Analysis and Prevention, 2005
  • Recognized as a Superlawyer for the last ten years, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Super Lawyers Southern California, 2020
  • Voted best lawyer in a Port Arthur News readers poll.Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Best Lawyer, Port Arthur News, 2003
  • Martindale Hubbell AV rated, Martindale Hubbell AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell
Industry Groups:
  • Pharmaceutical

Office location for James A. Morris, Jr.

4001 W. Alameda Ave.
Suite 208
Burbank, CA 91505


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2011, 2016 - 2024

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