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Kelvin L. Morris

Criminal defense Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

4.9   39 reviews
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2015
    Status
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About Kelvin

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Kelvin L. Morris is a Trial Lawyer with experience successfully representing clients throughout Pennsylvania.  He understands the importance of having a lawyer that will work tireless for their client.

Kelvin is a graduate of Radford University, where he earned a B.A. in Criminal Justice and Political Science.  He received his law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.  Kelvin is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Courts and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

To hone his skills as a Trial Lawyer, Kelvin attended the country’s premier trial advocacy program, the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia.  While there, he was immersed in study under the tutelage of some of the nation’s best trial lawyers and judges. 

Kelvin understands that emergency situations arise at some of the most inopportune times, therefore, in addition to working normal business hours, Kelvin makes himself available to his clients on evenings, weekends and holidays.  He stands by his motto “Your Emergency Is My Priority”.

Kelvin is a natural leader and holds multiple leadership positions in both the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) and the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA).

 

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Location

Law Office of Kelvin L. Morris
310 Grant Street, Suite 707
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  39 customer reviews
Posted by Koopin Sean mom | April 13, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
6 years over 80 cases
Research >Hopwood Hotel shooting in uniontown PA,Research>Uniontown man found not guilty of Homicide and 22 other felony charges. Gun charges (not guilty),Charged as adult ?Kelvin got everything transferred to juvenile court and over 18 charges were wiped off completely!!!The list goes on. Kelvin is THE BEST ATTORNEY my family has had . Yes his prices are based off his success rate ,time, and travel… This dude is something different.. stop searching cause the man right here !!!!This man was built to fight for us !!
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Posted by Dakota | September 6, 2022
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Made me his top priority
Mr Morris took on my case when nobody would, after trying to get ahold of multiple lawyers I came across Mr Morris. He got me in to see him the following day I called to talk about my case. Since I got ahold of Mr Morris he’s walked me through every step of what was happening to in the court and outside of the court you never feel like your in the dark. I really appreciated how informed I was of everything that was going on.
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Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2020
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Best Lawyer in Western Pennsylvania
My name is Dale Taylor. I was wrongly accused of homicide and I put my life in his hands. Well let me tell you Mr Morris saved my life. Hands down I recommend Mr Morris's services to anyone in need. Your emergency is his priority.
Posted by Bryan | May 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Please with Mr. Kelvin Morris
Mr. Morris was professional and prepared. He treated the client with respect, asked informed questions, and was knowledgable about what the client was facing. He delineated a clear plan preparing us for both the best case and worst case scenarios. We were able to hire him on a step by step basis which helped us prepare financially for the process. We found that he readily returned phone calls and was available to us. He advised and prepared the client well. He realized the value of certain witnesses that may have been missed by other attorneys. Those witnesses were crucial in helping to persuade the judge in our case. Also, his composure and determination in the face of a challenging situation helped us get the results that we had hoped for. We would recommend Kelvin Morris to anyone in need of an attorney!
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Posted by Michael | April 17, 2019
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A great person that goes above and beyond when you need him the most
I found myself driving into Pittsburgh on a Friday morning to assist my daughter get the help she needed at in one of the local hospitals there. Once I got there, to my surprise I noticed some extremely bizarre behavior from her (now ex-boyfriend) that made me go to the police for assistance. The police were not very helpful at all with the situation and made a very dangerous situation worse by telling me to call 911 when the event happens....rather than preventing it. Well, the event happened and the ex boyfriend went to jail. Thought that was the end of the story, but never in a million years would I ever think that another government run agency would call me out basically at midnight to accuse me of letting the event happen. They told me that I needed to be in court first thing MONDAY MORNING!! Since I do not live in the area, I had to find some legal representation OVER THE WEEKEND and to be ready to go on Monday!! I called numerous places, but Mr. Kelvin Morris was the only one to call me back and set up a time to meet and discuss the details right away!! Kelvin took the time to listen and really understand the situation. The situation that I thought would be done in a day actually took over a year to finally get through!!! The reason why I bring this up is that Kelvin worked very hard to make sure everything was brought to light and that I knew what to expect every step of the way. Kelvin kept me up to date with emails and phone correspondences and he made time for me throughout the entire process. We ended up going to court and going against the government agency that really had everything wrong. Let me tell you, it is not easy correcting a government mistake. Kelvin explained the entire process and how the court proceedings were going to unfold. I felt very much at ease during the court proceedings knowing Kelvin was next to me. Kelvin was calm, cool, and very focused during my court hearing. Going up against a government agency is scary enough for anyone, but his attitude and demeanor in the court room made me feel confident that the truth will come out....and it did!! Kelvin saved the day by winning our case. I can't tell you in enough words how grateful that I was fortunate enough to cross paths with Kelvin. He stuck with me the whole journey and I consider him a real friend. I wouldn't be were I am today without his help. Would recommend him to anyone that needs help getting the real events of what transpired during an event to come out. I hope I never have to go through a situation like that ever again.....but if I did, Kelvin would be the first guy I would call.
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Posted by Amanda | December 6, 2018
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VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE
I hired Kelvin for a matter involving my drivers license. I was surprised at time he spent getting to know my wants/needs. He presented the final product for my review, and asked me if I would like to add or change any of the points. I am impressed with Kelvin’s ability to represent his clients how they want to be seen. The amount of communication and his effectiveness are my reasons for recommending Kelvin Morris to anyone in need or legal representation.
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Posted by Michael | November 21, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Awesome Attorney
Kelvin helped us with a CYS situation. We had never dealt with CYS before and had no idea what we were up against. We were told Kelvin was the best. I called him and he saw us immediately on a Saturday. He was extremely knowledgeable and everything played out exactly how he said it would. We were so grateful to have met with him and would recommend him to anyone. Thank you Kelvin for helping us during a difficult time.
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Posted by Mary | November 13, 2018
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Car accident report
When i called Attorney Morris office he personally. called me right back.He listen to my story gave me an appoint eent to see him the next day. Eventhough the police report said i wss guilty of an elegal left turn causing a car accident .He said he would try to get a copy of the video the police said they have and he would have me tell the judge my driving history i did police didnt come to hearing or give him a video The judge foumd me not guiilty.Saving me from points future high insurance premeniums and liaibility.I thank Attorney Morris for the time he spend fi.nding out the facts and supporting evidence to find me not guilty.I highly recom.end him
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2018
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Great
Made every part of sorting out my citation easy and comfortable. Mr. Morris developed a relationship with me, and through this relationship sorted out the specifics of my charge. Fantastic guy, and a fantastic lawyer
Posted by Tamara | September 12, 2018
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Child Custody Case
Kelvin was hired 2 years into a custody dispute with my ex-husband. My previous lawyer was not being effective of the results, I requested. I hired Kelvin 5 months ago. Within these 5 months Kelvin has done nothing less than providing results my children and I desperately needed. Kelvin demonstrates a very professional, curtious, and senstive apoarch to handling my precious childrens case. (It puts you at an ease). He values you as a Client and your wants and needs. Kelvin is highly intelligent and quick on his feet in the courtroom. Kelvin knows how to put pressure on when needed and make the other party collapse well. For the 5 months I had Kelvin he did nothing but win. Kelvin wins! If you are serious about your child/ren and need results, pick up the phone and call him. Or do something, because for real he WINS! I know I personally am keeping him until my youngest is 18.
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Posted by Amanda | July 28, 2018
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The best choice
Kelvin has been a life saver. He worked very closley with me, all while being extremely patient. He was always available to answer any questions or concerns. I cant thank him enough for all the help.
Posted by Holly | April 30, 2018
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The man for the job!
He is very professional and easy to talk to. He made things as easy and comfortable as possible as well as made sure I understood everything that was going on throughout the entire process.
Posted by Marcie | March 31, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Efficeint attorey and prompt service
Kelvin was supportive throughout my entire criminal case. He received my call immediately, talked me through the process, was beside me in court the next morning, and had the entire case resolved in under two weeks. Aside from his professional efficiency, he is a kind gentleman and is pleasure to deal with. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal Defense
Attorney Morris was both diligent and focused in representing me in my case. He was able to work with me in a sensitive case where I was wrongly accused of harming a teen. This charge could have ruined my career, but Attorney Morris was able to work the evidence in my favor. I appreciated the fact that he did not try to bully me into anything, but instead he provided me with various scenarios and choices by which I could make an informed decision to either go to trial, where I was confident I would win, or settle my case in away that did not expose the youth and their families in open court, allowing all parties to keep their dignity and come to a peaceful resolution. I could not have asked for a better attorney that truly represented me and my interests!
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2017
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Dedicated Professional
Kelvin was careful to make me feel as though my case was a priority, despite his busy schedule. He was well prepared for every meeting and trial. Additionally, Kelvin is detail oriented and passionate about a positive outcome for his clients. A sincere thank you to Kelvin for all of his help with my case!
Posted by Greg | May 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Simple Excellence
I recently hired Kelvin Morris for an insurance case. Throughout the process, Kelvin was professional, courteous, and reassuring. The end result was more than satisfactory -- he settled a great deal before the preliminary trial. Will definitely hire Kelvin in the future.
Posted by Alexis | April 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Kelvin L. Morris is amazing!
Mr. Kelvin L. Morris is an absolute God sent! I had a particularly ugly case that just kept getting uglier. Now, when I say Kelvin held the light at the end of the tunnel, I truly mean it. I went into his office fidgeting with nerves just looking down at my paperwork and saw a really nice pair of shoes walk by. Now, I'm a hairdresser, and if it's one thing I know, it's that if a guy has good taste in shoes he knows what he's doing. So I thought to myself, "man, I really hope that's my lawyer." Sure enough, Kelvin called me back and we went through the explanation of my situation. Not only did he reassure me that he is extremely capable of doing his job, but he followed through. There wasn't a moment in my case where I didn't know exactly what was going on, where my money was going, and how hard Kelvin was working. He will fight with everything he's got to get you what you're working towards! He will give you the confidence and peace of mind that we all know is hard to find when legal matters come in to play. Most importantly, Kelvin will get the job done. I 110% recommend Mr. Morris to anyone out there who's looking for a genuinely hard working man who going to fight as hard as you are for what's best.
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Posted by Katie dodd | April 1, 2017
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Emergency custudy
Mr. Morris was very helpful throughout this process for me and my family. He filed a motion for my daughter to be immediately returned home. The motion was granted! He answered all of my calls and my annoying worries mom questions. My daughter was returned home the same day the motion was granted!!!
Posted by Rashad | February 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I couldn't have asked for more
When the process began, Kelvin asked me what was the outcome I was hoping for and what I told him, Kelvin made happen. I'm very pleased with the service Kelvin provided for me
Posted by William | December 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The right choice
He was not only helpful he went above and beyind to get the evidence he needed to help my case. He met with me contiuiously and called me all the time to make sure we were on the same page. He truely made a difference in my case and changed my thinking on lawyers.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Law Office of Kelvin L. Morris
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • ACBA Divorce Law Project
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • 2015 - 2017
  • CEO
  • KLM Oil & Gas Services, LLC
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Clerk
  • Hamilton County Municipal Court
  • 2010 - 2010
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Education

  • National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia School of Law
  • 2017
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Radford University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Criminal Law
  • Successful
  • Child Support
  • Successful
  • Probation Violation
  • Successful
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Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation Commission
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Sole and Small Firm Practitioners Committee
  • Social Committee, Chair
  • 2016 - 2017
  • American Association of Professional Landmen
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Featured Attorney Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Black Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
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Publications

  • The Freedom Center Journal
  • Expressions of Wrongful Conviction
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
  • Managing Death While Living
  • 2016
  • Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
  • Update on Prescription Drug Abuse & Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • 2016
  • Journey to Justice
  • Minority Conviction & Incarceration Rates
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (32)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kelvin. Kelvin is a fellow attorney practicing in Pittsburgh who I observed in action while I was clerking for a judge in Washington County, PA. Kelvin has a strong work ethic and is a gifted litigator. He is always prepared to present his case in the courtroom."
Family Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kelvin is a great guy and a great lawyer. He works extremely hard and genuinely cares for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Morris is exceptionally organized and prepared for all of his criminal cases."
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelvin is an excellent attorney committed to providing highest quality representation to clients. I endorse him without reservation."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelvin is an asset to the legal community and to his clients. He has my endorsement!."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kelvin is undoubtedly a top notch attorney who has skillfully mastered his primary area of practice over the course of his professional experience. His sharp critical thinking and flawless work ethic are perhaps the key qualities which ensured the success of a remarkable number of his cases. I endorse this lawyer and encourage anyone who needs superior legal representation to opt for his services."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kelvin is a skilled professional. His clients' best interests are his priority. I whole heartedly endorse him."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As a fellow contributor to Avvo's Question and Answer resource, Kelvin provides well-crafted and thoughtful guidance to visitors to the site. We apparently share the distinction of being steelworkers' sons, so his blue collar work ethic goes without question!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kelvin is always straight to the point with his answers. He is very knowledgeable, and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal counsel in his area."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for any traffic ticket issued in the Pittsburgh area. His comments on this forum indicate a high level of knowledge and understand of vehicle and traffic law."
Family Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Morris has consistently displayed a common sense and knowledgeable approach in his responses to family law questions on this site. I endorse him."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very well respected in the legal community"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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