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Massachusetts Government Relations and Litigation Attorney

James T. Morris
Founding partner
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Areas of practice

Mr. Morris has an extensive government relations practice. He acts as legal and legislative counsel to a number of national and international corporations. His diverse client base includes a financial services corporation, auto manufacturers and high tech companies. Mr. Morris also represents several national trade and manufacturing associations.

In addition to his government relations practice, Mr. Morris is a renowned trial attorney. Because of his skills as a litigator, Mr. Morris is frequently retained as counsel in significant personal injury matters.

Mr. Morris is a member of the Massachusetts Inspector General Advisory Council, a position to which he has been nominated by five successive Speakers of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and appointed by four successive Attorneys General. He is also a gubernatorial appointee and serves as chair of the Massachusetts State College Building Authority. Mr. Morris has served on the boards and as an officer of various business and industry associations. He is a recipient of the Certificate of Outstanding Service to the Commonwealth and also is a member of the Board of Trustees of Suffolk University in Boston,
Massachusetts.

Timeline

  • Founding partner, Quinn & Morris PC, 1979
  • New England Area Director, Public Affairs, Gulf Oil Corporation, 1976 – 78
  • Counsel to the Speaker, Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1975 – 76
  • Executive Assistant Attorney General of Massachusetts, 1972 – 75
  • Member, Massachusetts Inspector General Advisory Council, 1984 – present
  • Vice Chair, University of Massachusetts Building Authority, 1982 – 1996
  • Chair, Massachusetts State College Building Authority, 1996 – present
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 1971
  • University of Massachusetts, B.A., 1968
  • Suffolk University Board of Trustees, 2007 – present

Litigation percentage

  • 60% of practice devoted to litigation

Bar admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1972
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit, 1973
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1972

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, J.D., 1971
  • University of Massachusetts, B.A., 1968

Representative clients

  • All types of personal injury cases
  • National and International corporations
  • Financial service corporations
  • Nationwide network of medical laboratories
  • National trade and manufacturing associations

Honors and awards

  • Recipient, Certificate of Outstanding Service to the Commonwealth
  • Named Super Lawyer by Boston Magazine: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Professional associations and memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Trial Lawyers Association
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Massachusetts Inspector General Advisory Council, 1984 – present
  • University of Massachusetts Building Authority, Vice Chair, 1982 – 1996
  • Massachusetts State College Building Authority, Chair, 1996 – present
  • Suffolk University Board of Trustees, 2007 – present
  • Legislative Agent, 1979 – present

Past employment

  • Gulf Oil Corporation, New England Area Director, Public Affairs, 1976 – 1978
  • Massachusetts House of Representatives, Counsel to the Speaker, 1975 – 1976
  • Executive Assistant to Attorney General, 1972 – 1975