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Jeff Morris focuses his practice on complex and high-stakes commercial litigation, federal criminal litigation and investigations. He has substantial federal trial experience in complex civil and criminal cases, business disputes, healthcare and commercial controversies, and general criminal violations. He represents clients in government proceedings, legal malpractice defense, internal investigations and proceedings involving corporate governance. He also advises corporations and individuals on defense strategy and response to prosecutorial scrutiny.

Jeff is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  He consistently is recognized in Chambers USA, which acknowledges, “The “superb” Jeffrey Morris is highly regarded for his expertise in both white-collar crime and civil disputes. He is noted for his proven track record in high-profile cases.”  Jeff repeatedly is designated a Top 50 Super Lawyer for Missouri and Kansas. Jeff has been recognized in Best Lawyers of America for “Bet-the-Company Litigation,” Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense – White Collar and Criminal Defense – General, and in multiple years has been named Best Lawyers’ Kansas City, Missouri Lawyer of the Year in more than one category of litigation, most recently in 2017-18.  He consistently is named Best of the Bar for the Kansas City area.

Whether he is talking to clients, judges or opposing counsel, Jeff’s ability to master complex disputes and cut to the heart of an issue has consistently demonstrated that he’s the one clients want in their corner.  He instills confidence and works hard to get the best result.

Education

  • University of Kansas (J.D., 1993)
    • Editor, Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Bar Jurisdictions

  • Missouri, 1994
  • Kansas, 1993

Professional Memberships/Community Involvement

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Earl O’Connor Inn of Court
  • Board of Directors, Midwest Innocence Project
  • Board of Directors, Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired (CCVI)

Distinctions

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed in Chambers USA; chambersandpartners.com
  • Listed in The Kansas City Business Journal as “Best of the Bar”
  • Listed in Super Lawyer as “Top 50” in Kansas and Missouri
  • Named as Ingrams “40 Under 40”