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 and has been selected for inclusion in the International Academy 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, including recently being named as 2023-24 Lawyer of the Year in both Criminal Defense – White Collar and Criminal Defense – General. 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 calm, approaches every case with a “can do” attitude, and works hard to get the best result.