John Morris is one of Utah’s foremost attorneys in the field of community association law. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Utah Business magazine’s Utah Legal Elite™ from 2013 through 2018 and was listed in the 2016 through 2018 editions of the Mountain States Super Lawyers, which recognizes attorneys for excellence in legal practice.
John is also one of less than 150 nationwide fellows of the Community Association Institute College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). CCAL only accepts lawyers who have distinguished themselves through contributions to the development of community association law and through the education and empowerment of boards and residents in community associations.
John served as a board member and the past President of the local chapter of the Community Association Institute. He also continues his long standing legislative service on the Utah CAI Legislative Action Committee (a non-partisan organization dedicated to furthering the legislative interests of the community association constituency), a committee he chaired for three years.
John is a founding member of Morris Sperry, the only law firm in Utah focused entirely on community association law.
John advises many community associations, boards, developers, and private owners. He is regularly appointed by insurance companies to defend community associations. John lived in a condominium association for nearly ten years.
He served as a member of the board of his association for several years and at various times as the President, Vice President, and Secretary of the association. Since 2008, John has been involved in the drafting of multiple and extensive amendments to the Utah Condominium Ownership Act and the Community Association Act.
In cooperation with others in the industry, John has been and continues to be active in drafting legislation, testifying in senate and house committees about pending legislation, communicating with legislators about community association legislation, and advocating for community association legislation that is balanced and sensible.
John has presented on community association law topics at dozens of seminars for the Community Associations Institute, the Utah State Bar, insurance trade organizations, real estate groups, and individual groups of managers and owners. He is certified by the Division of Real Estate in Utah as a Continuing Education Instructor.
When John is not working he enjoys wakesurfing and wakeboarding with his family, climbing, cheering for his three kids at their soccer games and activities, and spending as much time as he can at Lake Powell.
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