Philip B. Morris has tried a wide range of civil lawsuits throughout Virginia. They include contract and business disputes, employment, civil rights, products liability and personal injury litigation.
He successfully defended an international chemical company in a lengthy product liability jury trial involving quadriplegia allegedly resulting from toxic chemical exposure. He was lead counsel for Augusta County in annexation litigation with the Cities of Staunton and Waynesboro.
He was retained as personal counsel by the Attorney General of Virginia and successfully defended the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General in federal employment litigation.
He was named Special Counsel by the Governor of Virginia to represent the judges of an urban juvenile and domestic relations district court in litigation with their sheriff over courtroom security issues. He successfully defended a national restaurant chain in a civil rights action filed by six customers who alleged racial discrimination.
Mr. Morris is a past president of the Virginia State Bar, and has represented Virginia in the American Bar Association House of Delegates. He received the 1994 Virginia Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Award and the 2012 Richmond Bar Association Professionalism Award.
Chambers USA, 2015, has rated Mr. Morris one of the top products liability and commercial trial lawyers in Virginia. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America for personal injury, business litigation, and Bet the Company litigation and was selected by Best Lawyers as the 2014 “Richmond Lawyer of the Year” for personal injury litigation – defendants.
Mr. Morris served two terms in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the City of Richmond. He has served as a member of the Virginia State Crime Commission Task Force on Corrections, the Commission to Study the Legislative Process, and the Industry Advisory Group to the Commissioner of Insurance for the Revision of the Virginia Insurance Code.
EDUCATION : University of Richmond (B.A. and J.D.)
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