Lawyer Harvey Morris once made his mark on the football field as a highschool All-State and All-American football player. Today he is known for his courtroom skills as partner with Morris, King & Hodge of Huntsville, Alabama.
Morris is a lifelong Alabamian who has been practicing law in Huntsville since earning his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law and passing the Alabama State Bar in 1966.
Morris was born in Athens, Ala., and graduated from DecaturHigh School. He excelled in the classroom, but also made his mark on the football field, and received a college scholarship to the University of Alabama where he played under legendary coach Bear Bryant.
As an undergraduate, Morris was focused on becoming a lawyer. He finished his undergraduate degree in three years and went straight into law school. After receiving his Juris Doctor degree, he returned home to Huntsville to launch a career that has spanned nearly five decades.
Morris’ first job was with the law firm of Smith, Johnston, & Walker, where he focused his practice on personal injury, criminal defense, and domestic relations.
From there, he went on to found the firm – Morris King & Hodge, Attorneys at Law, where he concentrates his practice on personal injury and wrongful death arising out of defective products and accidents. He also practices in the area of insurance litigation.
Over the course of his long career, Morris has handled numerous significant verdicts and settlements for millions of dollars, and he has no intention of retiring or even slowing down.
“Where else do you have the chance to be confronted with 12 people in the jury box – 12 different personalities – and try to convince those individuals that your position is correct?” he says.
Morris has been recognized for his many contributions to the legal profession. He is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, an organization of trial lawyers ranked in the top one percent in the nation. He has been named to Best Lawyers in America, SuperLawyers, the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and he is a Martindale-Hubbell top AV-rated lawyer.
He is a member of the Alabama Association for Justice and the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, serving as its president in 1982 and 1983.