Harrison Davis Steakley Morrison,
P.C. partner Matt Morrison was selected to receive the F. Scott Baldwin Award
by the American Association for Justice (AAJ) at its annual convention in
Chicago, Illinois on July 30, 2012.
The F. Scott Baldwin Award is given
to a lawyer who is nominated by the 65,000 member AAJ organization as someone
who has made a significant contribution to the practice of law and has attained
one or more outstanding trial verdicts. On March 16, 2012, following a
two week trial in Salt Lake City, Utah returned a verdict in the amount of
$3,303,213 on behalf of Matt's clients, whose father died because a doctor
overprescribed the narcotic analgesic, methadone. Less than a month
later, Matt completed a second, two-week trial in Bangor, Maine. After
less than two hours' of deliberation, the jury unanimously returned a verdict
in the Plaintiff's favor in the amount of $1,912,934.
Matt graduated from Baylor Law School
in 2001 where he served as the Senior Articles Editor of the Baylor Law
Review and president of the Harvey M. Richey Moot Court Society.
His practice focuses exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in
wrongful death, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. As a result
of his dedication to the rights of his clients and the pursuit of justice, Matt
has been repeatedly recognized by Texas Monthly Magazine as a Rising Star in
His dedication to protecting the
safety of medical patients does not stop at the courthouse door. A
hospital in Austin, Texas requested that Matt come and speak to its entire
residency staff regarding the mistakes he sees physicians make across the
country when prescribing narcotics to patients. Matt will travel wherever
needed to do what it possible to safeguard patients, whether that involves holding
physicians responsible in the court of law or prophylactically addressing the
issue with physicians before mistakes are made.
Steve Harrison said of his law
partner, "When Matt announces "ready" for trial ... he is!
His strategy is well thought and refined continuously. He leaves no
stone unturned in his preparation. Matt's trial skills, mental toughness and
work ethic set the bar high for all of us. We are very proud of Matt and
his dedication to the clients of our firm."
About Harrison Davis Steakley
Harrison Davis Steakley Morrison, PC is a Texas firm with a national
footprint. The Firm regularly represents clients across the nation and
maintains a national reputation in the vigorous pursuit of justice on behalf of
our clients. The Firm's lawyers have served in leadership roles in
nationwide multidistrict litigation involving a medical device as well as
serving as leaders in the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Steve
Harrison, a founding partner, is currently the President of the Texas Trial
Lawyers Association and Zollie Steakley serves on the executive committee of
TTLA. The Firm is devoted to the exclusive representation of injured
persons in high stakes litigation involving death, catastrophic injury, medical
device and pharmaceutical litigation and product liability. For more
information about Harrison Davis Steakley Morrison, please contact attorney
Matt Morrison at (800) 460-2756 or visit http://www.thetriallawyers.com.