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Rivers Judson Morrell III

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accident, Trucking Accident… more 

About Me

Mr. Morrell has been selected as a So. California Super Lawyer 8 years in a row.  This represents the top 5% of the attorneys in Southern California.  He is a life member of the MultiMillion Dollar Advocates Forum, a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a life member of Elite Lawyers of  America, a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.   He has worked as a mediator, and as a judge pro tem.  He was also selected by Law Dragon as one of the top 3000 attorneys in the United States.  He is also AV rated by Martindale, which is the highest rating an attorney can receive.  Mr. Morrell also received the highest rating, "Preeminent Rating", by his peers, also thru Martindale Hubbel, or a 5 out of 5.  In addition, he was selected as one of California's Top 100 litigators for the State of California, by the American Society of Legal Advocates.  He is a member of the American College of Board Certified Attorneys (ACBCA).  He was also awarded the "Client Distinquish Award", given to only the top 1% of all attorneys in the US.

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1973

  1. Personal Injury: 25%
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
  3. Trucking Accident: 15%
  4. Motorcycle Accident: 15%
  5. Other: 25%
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Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Roy Lee Comer

    I endorse this lawyer. I first got to know Rivers almost 20 years ago when I represented a plaintiff against him in a case that went to trial. I found him to be knowledgeable and professional all the way through verdict and beyond. Circumstances allowed me to join his firm for a few years. I have since moved to sole practice, but we remain friends and colleagues, and he remains knowledgeable, professional, hard-working, ethical and provides top-notch legal representation to his clients. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Roy Comer Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

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    Looking for a trial attorney par excellence then Rivers Morrell is your man. Looking for a man whose word is his bond then look no further. Integrity and thoroughness are hallmark's of Mr. Morrell. His insight and experience in representing plaintiff's and defendants provides him with inside insurance industry knowledge that gives him a leg up on plaintiff's attorneys who have only worked for one side. Mr. Morrell has earned respect both as a defense and plaintiff's trial attorney. He has achieved the high distinction of being a member of the Americal Board of Trial Advocacy. He obtained this achievement many years ago and he has continued to refine his advocacy skills since. It is important to recognize that his knowledge of the human anatomy provides him with with a key advantage in evaluation of cases. Finally, he retains the outside and expert resources necessary to agressively pursue outstanding results on behalf of his clients.

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    Glenn Pohl Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

27201 Puerta Real
Suite 470
Mission Viejo, CA, 92691-7388

Law Firm Of Rivers J. Morrell Iii

11801 Pierce Street
Suite 200
Riverside, CA, 92505

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197305/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top Lawyer, Lifetime MemberGlobal Directory of Who's Who2015
Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Best Attorneys of AmericaRue Ratings2015
California's Top 100 LitigatorAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2013
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Client's ChoiceAvvo2012
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
California's Top 100 LitigatorsAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2012
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2010
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Silver MemberElite Lawyers of America2009
Top 3000Law Dragon2007
Southern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2000

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Firm of Rivers J. Morrell III1984 - Present
AttorneyLow, Ball and Lynch1975 - 1979

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Society of Legal AdvocatesCalifornia's Top 100 Litigator2012 - Present
Elite Lawyers of AmericaSilver Member2009 - Present
multi million Dollar Advocacy ForumMember2008 - Present
Law Dragon's Top 3000Top 30002007 - Present
Souther California Super LawyerSuper Lawyer representing the top 5% of all attorneys2007 - Present
National Board of Trial AdvocacyBoard Certified Civil Trial Advocate2004 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAdvocate1989 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Montoya vs. California PoolsVerdict for plaintiff in the amount of $280,000
Foster vs. Farmers InsuranceSettled case for over $300,000

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawLawLL.B - Bachelor of Laws1974
University of California - BerkeleyEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1970

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Trial Advocacy SkillsTrial advocacy skills, suggestions, pointers, etc.1993
Jury Trial SkillsJury Trial Skills1992