Matt Morrison

Matt Morrison

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Location:
Waco, Texas
Phone:
254-633-2813
866-539-2648
Fax:
254-761-3301
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Matt Morrison is an accomplished lawyer who has built a practice representing plaintiffs in cases involving product liability, personal injury, mass tort and class action litigation.  After graduating in 2001 from Baylor Law School – where he was an editor of the Baylor Law Review and president of the Harvey M. Richey Moot Court Society – Matt’s work representing plaintiffs led to his repeated recognition as one of the “Rising Stars of Texas Law” in Texas Monthly magazine, including the most recent 2012 selection.
 
In recognition of significant jury verdicts obtained on behalf of his clients, Matt was honored with the F. Scott Baldwin Award as the Most Outstanding Young Trial Lawyer in the United States by the American Association for Justice, the largest trial lawyer organization in the world with an active membership of over 55,000. 
 
Matt was invited to become a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, which is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a member of the State Bar of Texas.  Only the top 1/3 of 1% of all Texas attorneys are invited to become Fellows.  Nomination is based on outstanding contributions to the legal profession as well as a commitment to the community.  As a result of Matt's commitment to his clients and the legal profession, he has also been recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Texas by The National Trial Lawyers.

Matt’s practice focuses on pharmaceutical litigation, products liability, mass torts and class action litigation.  He has a special emphasis representing victims of methadone.His jury verdicts have been featured in news outlets across the United States, including:

  • Bangor Daily News
  • San Antonio Express-News 
  • The Boston Globe
  • Insurance Journal
  • NBC Affiliate WLBZ TV 2 Bangor
  • The Portland Press Herald
  • 970 AM WZAN - Maine's Talk Radio
  • Kennebec Journal
  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
  • ABC Affiliate WCVB TV 5 Boston
  • WABI TV 5 - Spirit of Maine  

As a result of Matt’s dedication to improving patient safety in the courtroom, he was an invited lecturer at an Austin, Texas hospital where addressed the entire residency staff on the mistakes he sees physicians make when prescribing narcotics, generally, and methadone, specifically.
 
Based upon reviewed by fellow lawyers and judges, Matt received the highest possible legal and ethical rating, AV Preeminent, from Martindale-Hubbell®.  Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer's high ethical standards and professional ability.  The peer-review process involves the evaluations by other members of the bar and the judiciary.  His AV Preeminent Rating reflects that Matt’s peers in the legal community rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. 
 
Matt’s dedication to protecting the rights of others doesn’t stop at the courtroom door.  He’s a past director of the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce and serves as an officer and director of the Waco Symphony Association, the Hedonia Club of Waco, and the Dr. Pepper Museum.  Matt also serves as a panel member on the national hearing and appeals committee of USA Triathlon. 
 
The Waco native is admitted to practice in Texas, and is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, the Waco-McLennan County Bar Association, and the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • Juris Doctor - 2001
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas
    • B.B.A. - 2000

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Waco-McLennan County Bar Association
  • Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association