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Laurie E. Morrison

Employment and labor Attorney at New York, NY

4.5   17 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 17 years
    New Jersey - NJ 18 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2006
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Laurie

Learn Laurie’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    Employee advocate in all aspects of labor and employment, civil rights, and general litigation matters, including harassment, discrimination, wage and hour, breach of contract and section 1983 claims. Counseling clients and successfully litigating claims for unpaid wages and overtime under federal and state law, including establishing joint-employer status, defeating employer claims of exemptions from the FLSA and defeating employer misclassifications of employees as independent contractors

    19 years

  2. Sexual harassment

    19 years

  3. Discrimination

    19 years

  4. Wrongful termination

    19 years

Laurie Morrison successfully represent employees and workers who are subjected to wrongful employment practices. As a Female, African American/Black employment & harassment lawyer in New York City & in New Jersey, Laurie Morrison has first-hand experience with workplace harassment and abuse. She fights against unlawful workplace issues and helps her clients achieve the best possible outcomes for their cases. 

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4.5 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated, Responsive, and Committed
Laurie is an exceptional attorney who is truly committed to her clients. She represented me remarkably well and was there for me every step of the way through the successful resolution of my case. Laurie was highly responsive and kept me apprised throughout the process. She is truly the individual you want advocating for you. It was a true honor and privilege to work with such an outstanding, determined, and caring attorney! Highly recommend!
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Posted by Arlene | July 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Laurie Rocks!
Laurie did an awesome job in getting a resolution for my case. She was the silver lining around the dark cloud for me. Laurie is a professional and I had total confidence in her abilities to represent me. I would totally use her again and highly recommend her services.
Posted by Sabri | June 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Transition Agreement
After receiving an unexpected job elimination, I was given a separation agreement and given the standard 21-days to sign and accept. When I reached out to Laurie's firm, she immediately began communicating with me about her experience with these matters, and emailed me her rate and how she works so that we could begin working quickly. Since my case involved retirement benefits she did her own research on issues that may have been involved. I told Laurie what I wanted and she was able to successfully negotiate on my behalf for a better-than-offered agreement. While this was a very stressful time for me, she really kept me informed on the progress of the case. I would recommend Laurie Morrison to anyone who needs resolution of issues involving employment.
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Posted by Dominick | November 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worked hard to get results
She's a great lawyer and got us results, can't thank her enough! Would and have recommended her to other people!
Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Laurie Morrison: Excellent Attorney
Laurie is an amazing attorney! She is a true advocate for people's civil rights. Laurie fought for my right as a woman to be treated equally, fairly, and justly in the workplace. I cannot thank her enough!
Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Laurie Morrison
Laurie helped me bring suit against a Fortune 500 company on a discrimination case. Her knowledge, experience and empathy was something I will never forget. She sticks up for the little guy! I highly recommend Laurie.
Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney.. Very Polished and Professional
Highly Recommended Attorney. You can not go wrong when you have a strong, hard working, and dedicated lawyer on your side as Mrs. Morrison. She won my case. Her positive energy and expertise makes you in a win win situation.
Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2014
Very Knowledgable
Laurie is very knowledgeable about employment law and thoroughly informed me of my rights, responsibility and the limitations of the law. I hired her after speaking four attorneys because she listened the best, was was willing to share her knowledge and was tenacious. Laurie certainly is tough but certainly not without compassion and care (very unique combination ). She was a pleasure to work with during a difficult time.
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2014
Unwavering dedication and integrity.
Hello,I would like to tell you about Laurie Morrison. I contacted Laurie in December of 2013 regarding a potential case,I could tell from our first conversation she truly cared and was so sincere I could hear the humanity in her voice. If you are considering Laurie as a Lawyer I would recommended her to anyone who is in need of an honest,dedicated professional. In less than six months,Laurie settled my case and I cannot thank her enough. Thank you Laurie!!
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Posted by Edward | May 31, 2014
Brilliant, Efficient and Effective
Laurie worked on a settlement agreement from a former employer, who eliminated my position while I was out on medical leave. I appreciate efficiency and directness. Laurie was excellent at guiding me to understand what was relevant and material and what was not. She kept me informed along the way and was also wonderfully supportive with respect to my health and legal challenges. I'd hire her again and fully recommend her to anyone who needs legal representation.
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Posted by James Perry | May 1, 2014
Savvy, Reachable, and Trustworthy Attorney who I HIGHLY recommend!
Laurie is a very talented and savvy attorney. Most lawyers forget that they are dealing with other humans and remove the "people approach" when dealing with their clients. Laurie does the exact opposite. She is accessible, reliable, and she doesn't shy away from other strong-armed attorneys. I used her for an employment related matter. She always responded to my emails/calls in a timely manner and she always spoke to me like she was talking to an “old family friend”. If you’re looking for a lawyer who will speak to you with respect and dignity, regardless of your educational background or employment status, Laurie is your attorney! She is very good – she won my case!
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Posted by Marvela | September 12, 2010
Evaluation of Legal Services Provided
Laurie provided me superb, factual and practical legal advice that allowed me to make a life changing decision about my career. I am financially, emotionally and professionally in a better place. I would rehire her over and over again.
Posted by Denis | July 19, 2010
Very thorough and knowledgeable
I highly recommend Laurie. She is a very knowledgeable, thorough, and very thoughtful attorney. She prepared several employment documents for me, including an employment contract proposal, a non-solicitation and confidentiality agreement, and an independent contractor agreement. I was impressed with her willingness to really investigate and understand issues relating to our niche industry, making sure that many provisions in the agreements were customized to our needs and actually enforceable by courts. It is very assuring to see someone care that much about her clients and the quality of her work.
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Posted by Greg | July 2, 2010
Perfect balance of knowledge, compassion and professionalism
I have had a few lawyers represent me in various situations but Laurie stands out as someone who really got involved and understood all the intricacies of my case. She was always quick to respond to calls/emails. I highly recommend this lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Consistent and Hardworking
I consulted and then retained Mrs. Morrison to be my legal representative for me as I believed myself to be the victim of harassment in the workplace, a large NY private university. Mrs. Morrison was consistent to say the least, which is a good thing as at times I was overwhelmed with the idea of battling such a large company. She was dutiful in her ability to be reached via all modes of communication. In the end my case was settled for what I believe to be a reasonable monetary amount. I would recommend Mrs. Morrison without hesitation.
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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Do not use!!!!!!
This Attorney does not listen to you, and she has a bad aggressive stance. Not towards the case, but towards the individual. I'm happy she didn't take my case, because I went with another attorney and was awarded a nice settlement. When she ( Laurie Morrison) told me I had NO case, so Thank You laurie.
Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2014
I would not recommend her as a lawyer.
She is unprofessional attorney. I made the mistake hiring her 2 years ago. She would charge you for one minute you call her to ask for update. I was informed by her, she never filed the papers she was paid to. I will be contacting the NY Bars on her.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Laurie E. Morrison
  • 2009 - Present
  • Labor & Employment Associate
  • Davis & Gilbert LLP
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Litigation Associate
  • Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Southern District of New York
  • 2004 - 2005
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  • Cornell Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Columbia University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999


  • National Employment Lawyers Association (New York Chapter)
  • Interim President
  • 2021 - Present
  • Chosen Family Law Center
  • Board Member, Officer
  • 2021 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (New York chapter)
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Top Attorney in North America
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2016
  • Best in Wrongful Termination Employment Law - New York
  • Aquisition International Magazine
  • 2016
  • Law School Representative at 2004 Commencement Ceremonies
  • Cornell Law School
  • 2004
  • Lillian L. Hacker Award for Excellence in Sociology
  • Columbia University
  • 1999
  • Columbia University Dean's List
  • Columbia University
  • 1999
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  • The Montclair Times
  • Montclair police hosts community meeting
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • "Evidentiary Issues in Employment Law"
  • Employment LItigation
  • 2008
  • “Affirmative Action in Higher Education”
  • Employment
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
Endorse Laurie
Discrimination Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Laurie."
Discrimination Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Laurie is an exceptional litigator and among the best employment lawyers I know. Laurie thoroughly works each case through, early on correctly values her matters, and then executes on her strategy. Defense counsel either know or quickly learn that if Laurie is pursuing a case, it means significant liability for their clients. Laurie also has an astounding volume of knowledge the laws regulating the employee-employer relationship and other. Other lawyers in the field frequently seek her out her advice. Several years ago, I worked with Laurie on a matter involving discrimination. Throughout the case, Laurie was extremely well-prepared, but also willing to collaborate and adjust to case developments. In the end, we achieved a great result for the client. I could not recommend Laurie more."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have referred clients to Ms. Morrison for their NY employment law needs. They are very satisfied with her efforts."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Laurie and I clerked together in the Southern District of New York, and we have remained colleagues since that time. I can attest to Laurie's passion, discipline, and drive for excellence in her work. She is extremely smart and well-versed in the employment/labor practice area, and embodies the quintessential legal professional, who works tirelessly to obtain the best results for her clients. Any client who has Laurie serving as their legal representative and advocate will be in a privileged position. I highly endorse Laurie Morrison's work."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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New York Employment and labor Lawyer Laurie E. Morrison
Laurie E. Morrison
Employment and labor Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 18 years
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