Douglas H. Morris, II

Top rated medical malpractice attorney in Louisville, Kentucky

Morris & Player PLLC
Douglas H. Morris, II
Morris & Player PLLC

Practice Areas: Medical malpractice, Products liability, Professional liability; view more

Licensed in Kentucky since: 1976

Education: University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023
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Morris & Player PLLC

1211 Herr Lane
Suite 205
Louisville, KY 40222 Visit website


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, legal 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

Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff, Personal injury - products: plaintiff, Professional liability: plaintiff, Class action/mass torts: plaintiff, Personal injury - general: plaintiff

Focus areas

Medical malpractice, Birth injury, Delayed or incorrect diagnosis, Motor vehicle defects, Medical devices, Pharmaceutical, Class actions, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Dram shop laws, Construction accident, Brain injury, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff

  • 40% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 20% Personal injury - products: plaintiff
  • 20% Professional liability: plaintiff
  • 10% Class action/mass torts: plaintiff
  • 10% Personal injury - general: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1976, Kentucky

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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.
  • $7.2 million dollar settlement with the Transit River Authority (TARC), 2008
  • $5 million dollar trial verdict against a drug manufacturer
  • $6 million dollar settlement on behalf of a worker injured in a trucking accident
  • $824,000 trial verdict involving a contract employment dispute
  • $10 million dollar settlement against an oil refinery for a worker injured in an explosion,
  • $3 million dollar trial verdict for the negligent design of a fork lift
  • $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
  • $25 million dollar settlement  for victims of clergy sexual assault against the Archdiocese of Louisville
  • $6 million dollar settlement for the failure to diagnose and treat Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • $2.15 million dollar settlement on behalf of a patient negligently treated by an impaired physician
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "Making the Best of Bad Medical Records," Louisville Bar Association, April 1991
  • The current state of Kentucky Law on insurance companies' bad faith denial of insurance coverage for its insureds., Lecture, Bad Faith Denial of Insurance Coverage, 2020
  • "Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage," Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, April, 1989
  • Trial by Jury Mock Trial, Kentucky State Fair, 1989, 1990
  • Trial Demonstration-Direct and Cross-Examination of Defendant's Expert in Medical Malpractice, University of Louisville School of Law, June 1986
  • "Medical-Legal Problems of the Office Nurse," Northern Kentucky Nurses Association, Covington, Kentucky, October 1982
  • "Insurance Salesman-Whose Agents Are They?" Kentucky Bar Association, 1982
  • Co-Instructor with Joseph G. Leibson, Trial Practice Seminar, School of Law, Columbia University, New York, New York, 1980
  • "The Best Case I ever Lost," Indiana Trial Lawyers Seminar, Oct., 2008
  • "Subrogation After Arkansas Dept. of Health and Human Services vs. Ahlborn," Governmental Affairs & Leadership Convention, Providence, RI, November 2007
  • "Realities of Medical Malpractice and Medical Malpractice Insurance," University of Louiseville, School of Medicine, April 2004
  • "Closing Arguments," December 2001
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Louisville Bar Association
  • Member American College of Trial Attorneys
  • Member, Kentucky Bar Association
  • Past President of the Kentucky Justice Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
Educational Background:
  • Murray State University, B.S. - Business Management, 1971
  • 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

Office location for Douglas H. Morris, II

1211 Herr Lane
Suite 205
Louisville, KY 40222

Phone: 502-426-3430

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