Douglas H. Morris, II

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Louisville, KY

Morris & Player PLLC
 | 1211 Herr Lane, Suite 205
Louisville, KY 40222
Phone: 502-426-3430
Fax: 502-426-3633
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%)

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Attorney Profile

Attorney Douglas H. Morris represents clients from Louisville, Kentucky, and throughout the surrounding areas. He is a partner of the firm Morris & Player, where he handles cases primarily in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability.

Mr. Morris is a Felllow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, is board certified by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification and by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.  He has been selected for inclusion in Kentucky Super Lawyers from 2007.

He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law in 1976. He has obtained numerous jury verdicts and settlements for his clients as lead or sole trial counsel, including a settlement with the Transit Authority of River City (TARC) for $7.2 million, and a settlement of $10 million against an oil refinery for a worker injured in an explosion. He was co-counsel is a $25 million settlement for victims of clergy sexual assault against the Archdiocese of Louisville.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (40%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Personal Injury - Products (40%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Personal Injury - General (10%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Class Action/Mass Torts (10%): Class Actions

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Class Actions

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Douglas Morris, II

Admitted: 1976, Kentucky

Professional Webpage: http://www.morrisplayer.com/Attorneys/Douglas-H-Morris-Ii.sh...

Honors and Awards:

  • In 2014 awarded the Peter Pearlman Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Kentucky Justice Association., Peter Pearlman Trial Lawyer of the Year, Kentucky Justice Association, 2014

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board certified civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and Board Certified in Medical Malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member American College of Trial Attorneys
  • Past President of the Kentucky Justice Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Louisville Bar Association
  • Member, Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • "The Best Case I ever Lost," Indiana Trial Lawyers Seminar, Oct., 2008
  • Co-Instructor with Joseph G. Leibson, Trial Practice Seminar, School of Law, Columbia University, New York, New York, 1980
  • "Insurance Salesman-Whose Agents Are They?" Kentucky Bar Association, 1982
  • "Medical-Legal Problems of the Office Nurse," Northern Kentucky Nurses Association, Covington, Kentucky, October 1982
  • Trial Demonstration-Direct and Cross-Examination of Defendant's Expert in Medical Malpractice, University of Louisville School of Law, June 1986
  • "Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage," Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, April, 1989
  • Trial by Jury Mock Trial, Kentucky State Fair, 1989, 1990
  • "Making the Best of Bad Medical Records," Louisville Bar Association, April 1991
  • "Closing Arguments," December 2001
  • "Realities of Medical Malpractice and Medical Malpractice Insurance," University of Louiseville, School of Medicine, April 2004
  • "Subrogation After Arkansas Dept. of Health and Human Services vs. Ahlborn," Governmental Affairs & Leadership Convention, Providence, RI, November 2007

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $7.2 million dollar settlement with the Transit River Authority (TARC), 2008
  • $824,000 trial verdict involving a contract employment dispute
  • $3.5 million dollar settlement on behalf of the estate of a man wrongly mistaken for another by police and who was shot and killed
  • $2.15 million dollar settlement on behalf of a patient negligently treated by an impaired physician
  • $6 million dollar settlement on behalf of a worker injured in a trucking accident
  • $3 million dollar trial verdict for the negligent design of a fork lift
  • $6 million dollar settlement for the failure to diagnose and treat Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • $5 million dollar trial verdict against a drug manufacturer
  • $10 million dollar settlement against an oil refinery for a worker injured in an explosion,
  • $25 million dollar settlement  for victims of clergy sexual assault against the Archdiocese of Louisville

Educational Background:

  • Murray State University, B.S. - Business Management
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Office Location for Douglas H. Morris, II

1211 Herr Lane
Suite 205
Louisville, KY 40222

Phone: 502-426-3430

Fax: 502-426-3633

 

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Last Updated: 7/24/2018

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