HDSM Trial Lawyers - Justice for YOU

 

Our Success Record - At the Forefront of the Legal Profession

The trial lawyers at Harrison Davis Steakley Morrison, P.C., have always been at the forefront of the legal profession. In 1983 our lawyers won the largest jury verdict in the history of McLennan County, Texas, as of that date. In 2005 we were co-lead counsel in what has been reported as the first verdict in the country against motor coach bus manufacturers for failure to provide passenger seat belts. And as recently as June 19, 2008, the firm won another significant jury verdict in a case of a tragic fire involving a Ford Expedition's cruise control switch and recall notice. Over the decades, our lawyers have also designed some of the most innovative strategies for litigation involving toxic and defective products.
 
We have fought the hard fights on behalf of our individual and business clients who have been wronged and have successfully recovered numerous significant verdicts and settlements on their behalf. Recognized for their skill and talent, our lawyers have authored articles and have taught legal skills to professional organizations as well as the next generation of lawyers.  In addition, our lawyers serve as adjunct professors at Baylor Law School.
 
Yet our success comes not only from our hard work and talents, it also comes from the personal interest we take in every case and every client. We deeply care about our clients, which drives us to burn the midnight oil and leave no stone unturned for our clients’ cause.
 
We have a tradition of excellence in the courtroom and in service  to the bar – years of work on the District 8-B Grievance Committee, service on the Committee for Administration of the Rules of Evidence – both of these are State Bar of Texas Committees; service as member of the National Board of Directors of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA); service as speakers for continuing legal education programs sponsored by local, state, and national legal organizations; service as Board of Directors, Executive Committee member, and Legislative Committee for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.
 
Our Attorneys also receive the invaluable assistance of our staff, which includes numerous paralegals as well as a nurse-paralegal, private investigator, and an in-house IT specialist.
 
 
 


 

 


MATT MORRISON OBTAINS $9.5 MILLION JURY VERDICT
June 18, 2014 -- After a three week trial, a Las Vegas, Nevada jury awarded damages totaling $9,505,000 to the Firm's client, whose spouse died after a doctor negligently prescribed methadone to him, leaving behind a widow and three young children. Click here to read more.

ZOLLIE STEAKLEY TO FILE LAWSUIT AGAINST WACO DAYCARE OWNER FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF AN INFANT
Zollie Steakley will file a lawsuit after Waco daycare owner Marian Bergman Fraser's criminal proceedings are finished in hopes of bringing light to apparent failed state regulations requiring daycare owners in Texas to get consent from parent before giving any medications to children in their care. Click here to read more.

$10,000 CHALLENGE HDSM IN SUPPORT OF OUR COMMUNITY
Harrison Davis Steakley Morrison, P.C. has contributed $1,000.00 to that fund and will make additional contributions to match the first ten “One Thousand Dollar Contributions” from lawyers. Click here to read more.

TRAGEDY STRUCK HOME ON APRIL 17, 2013 WHEN THE WEST FERTILIZER PLANT EXPLODED
Tragedy struck home on April 17, 2013 when the West Fertilizer Plant exploded, killing and injuring our neighbors and causing severe damage to homes and businesses. Our thoughts and prayers are with our friends and neighbors who are struggling with unspeakable loss. Click here to read more.

HDSM REPRESENTS WACO AND TEMPLE LANDOWNERS IN CONDEMNATION PROCEEDINGS FILED BY TxDOT
HDSM is representing landowners in both Waco and Temple in condemnation proceedings filed by TxDOT for the expansion of I-35.

HDSM represents landowners in Bosque County, Tx in condemnation proceedings.
HDSM represents 45 landowners in Bosque County, Tx in condemnation proceedings involving the Lone Star Transmission electric transmission line. Click here to read more.

HDSM Partner Matt Morrison received the F. Scott Baldwin Award by the American Association for Justice
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 Chicago, Illinois on July 30, 2012. Click here to read more...

MATT MORRISON WINS SIGNIFICANT BACK-TO-BACK VERDICTS
Matt Morrison recently obtained back-to-back verdicts on behalf of the Firm's clients totaling over five million dollars. Click here to read more.

HDSM Fights For Clients Damaged by Metal Hip Replacement
DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson, recalled its ASR™ XL Acetabular metal-on-metal hip replacement system on August 24, 2010. A recent study showed problems with the ASR™ XL Acetabular hip replacement system affects 1 out of every 8 patients. Click here to read more.