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Laurie E. Morrison

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Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

Law Offices of Laurie E. Morrison
100 Church St. Fl. 8
New York, NY 10007-2614
Phone: 646-978-9782
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Licensed in New York Since: 2006
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%), Employment & Labor: Employee (40%), Employment & Labor: Employer (10%)
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NYC & NJ Employment Lawyer, Laurie E. Morrison, successfully represents employees/workers who are subjected to employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, hostile work environment and unlawful firings.

As a Female, African American/Black employment & harassment lawyer in New York City & in New Jersey, Laurie E. Morrison has first-hand experience with workplace harassment & abuse, and she fights against unlawful job issues, including, but not limited to: Wrongful terminations of employment; Race/Ethnicity harassment, discrimination & retaliation; Sexual Harassment; Disability discrimination, and violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); Pregnancy discrimination/harassment; Discrimination/harassment against sexual orientation and LGBTQ+ status; discrimination/harassment against gender/sex identity and trans status; violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); medical/health discrimination/harassment; Religious discrimination/harassment; Age discrimination; Unpaid wages & overtime; and Negotiating Employment & Severance/Separation Agreements.

Ms. Morrison also successfully advocated before the New York State Senate to expand coverage of the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL), so that more workers are protected from unlawful employment practices. Ms. Morrison also co-drafted sections of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended (ADAAA), to expand statutory coverage to people with learning and other disabilities on behalf of the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

Ms. Morrison also performs preventive employment counseling, and she assists employers with establishing, developing and implementing effective employment policies and practices that help enhance employee/worker relations and that minimize the risk of costly employment lawsuits.  

Before founding her own firm, Ms. Morrison clerked for a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and she worked in prominent New York City-based private law firms.

Ms. Morrison graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. She received her law degree from Cornell Law School.

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Practice Areas
  • 50%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 40%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10%Employment & Labor: Employer
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021

About Laurie E. Morrison

First Admitted: 2004, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:


  • Local Emmy Award


  • Hodes v. Pachter

Bar/Professional Activity

  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)

Educational Background

  • Cornell Law School, Ithaca, NY, JD 2004, 2004
  • Columbia University, Major: Sociology, Honor: Lillian L. Hacker prize, Honor: magna cum laude, Honor: Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964, which led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 1999

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Admission in the U.S. District Courts of the Southern District of New York & the Eastern District of New York. Admission to the U.S. District Court of New Jersey., 2006
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Office Location for Laurie E. Morrison

100 Church St. Fl. 8
New York, NY 10007-2614

Phone: 646-978-9782

Last Updated: 8/5/2021

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