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J. Kevin Morrison

About J. Morrison

About me

Kevin exclusively represents individuals and families who have been harmed as a result of the negligence of others. His particular expertise is with construction site, defective products, automotive and premises liability cases. Because of the circumstances of his clients' injuries, he has become an expert legal advisor on the overlap of California's third party and workers' compensation system, which is critical for his clients to obtain the best outcome from both systems. His peers would describe Kevin as an attorney who loves trial work. He has tried cases throughout California, from San Francisco to Los Angeles, in both State and Federal Court. For Kevin, trial preparation includes working with a variety of technical and medical experts, and he often uses focus groups to explore the most salient aspects of his complex cases. Kevin has mentored other attorneys on the usefulness of these trial techniques

 

His successful trial work includes several favorable appellate decisions. Kevin's most significant appellate victory was a published case in California Court of Appeal, Browne v. Turner Construction Co. (2005) 127 Cal.App.4th 1334, in which he persuaded the Court of Appeal to reverse the trial court's granting of summary judgment of his client's case. The case was then successfully settled.

Although he does not hesitate to take a case to trial if the offer is not adequate, the vast majority of his cases resolve by way of mediation. He has mediated and arbitrated hundreds of cases successfully on behalf of his clients.

 

In addition to work on behalf of his clients, Kevin serves as an arbitrator and settlement conference panelist for the San Francisco Superior Court. He is an active member of the American Association of Justice; the Consumer Attorneys of California; the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association; as well as the Bar Association of San Francisco. Kevin is also Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated, a testament to the fact that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.

 

Kevin received his undergraduate degree from Bucknell University in 1988, majoring in Economics. He graduated from Albany Law School of Union University in New York in 1992; however, during law school, he spent his third year as a visiting student at the University of San Francisco School of Law, and while studying there, decided to make the Bay Area his home. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Margot, and three young children, Cora, Elsa and Luca.