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Mark Nelson Morris

Personal injury Attorney at Rutherfordton, NC

4.8   27 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2004
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Mark Morris was voted Best Attorney of Rutherford County by the Rutherford County Readers Poll for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.  He also won the Avvo Client's Choice Award. The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized Mark’s exceptional performance with the award for 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction in North Carolina. This is a high honor for Mark, because every client is important to him. Mark’s main areas of practice are family law, automobile accidents, criminal law, and general civil litigation.

Mark’s family law experience includes extensive work in areas of child custody and support, marital property division, alimony, adoptions, domestic violence, separation agreements, pre-marital agreements, and divorce. Mark is an adept trial lawyer, with years of trial experience, including complex child custody trials lasting for many days. He understands that family law, and especially child custody cases, are some of the most important matters in his clients’ lives. This is why Mark fights for every client, while at the same time being compassionate and caring. Here are what some of his family law clients have said about Mark: “He takes your case to heart” – Wade; “He is trustworthy and dependable” – Cherish; “Exceeds your highest expectations” – Allison; “superb in and out of the courtroom” – Laura. (See Client Testimonials).

In 2016, Mark was admitted as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is for attorneys who acted as principal counsel in at least one case in which a verdict award or settlement in the (present value) amount of one million dollars or more was obtained.* Mark cares about people injured in automobile accidents, and works hard to make sure his clients receive the compensation they deserve.


Farmer, and Morris Law, P.L.L.C.
203 North Washington Street
Rutherfordton, NC, 28139


4.8 / 5.0
  27 customer reviews
Posted by Pat | October 6, 2021
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Pleased customer
I got my divorce 3 years ago. The service that I got was excellent. Mark was kind and sensitive to me and my disabled son. I have recommended him to all who I come across. The staff is very friend also.
Posted by Sarah | January 27, 2021
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Mr. Morris was a fantastic lawyer. He handled my case with professionalism and I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Jessica | October 14, 2020
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I was referred to Mark Morris by a friend who went through the adoption process. I first spoke with him on the phone for 45 minutes before even hiring him. He took the time to explain the entire process in detail, emailed me information, and made sure to follow up with me. Once we got the ball rolling he and his staff (Erica) were very efficient. Adopting a child is an emotional rollercoaster and having them step us through everything assured us we never had to worry about that part of the process. As we got closer to delivery time, Mark gave us his personal cell phone number so he could be at the hospital to get the paperwork signed. They even brought us a baby gift!! I can't say enough about how professional, polite, and efficient this office is. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you've done for us. The Hill's
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Posted by Paul | June 19, 2019
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Complete Attorney!
Mark and his associates represented me on a child support and Alimony case. My ex wife was hard to handle but Mark and Gabrielle handled this case with a calm and cool demeanor. They got me out of paying a lot more than I could afford and settled the case without ever going in front of the judge! They both saved me a lot of grief and heartbreak! Thank you Farmer and Morris!
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Posted by Steve | April 9, 2019
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Very competent attorney
I have been a client of Mark Morris for six years now. He has represented me in dealing with a domestic dispute. Mark made sure that I was totally informed during the course of each court appearance and suggested solutions and actions that were brought before the court. Very dedicated and understanding.
Posted by Showway | May 3, 2018
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Great attorney
It was a great move for my case to hire Mark!! He is very professional,easy to work with,well communicated,promptly returns emails and phone calls,he is knowledgeable,experienced in court. If I ever need an attorney again,I will call Mark.
Posted by Yashica | March 8, 2017
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Total Loss Fire
Dealing with a total loss fire can be very overwhelming, while intimidating. My primary lawyer was a partner of Mr. Morris. However as things progressed with my total loss claim, I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Attorney Morris. Mr. Morris assisted in my case as well. He is very professional while listening to his clients and allowing input. Mr. Morris was very thorough and explained everything we were up against as well as the plan. He has a tremendous amount of knowledge! I felt very confident in knowing my best interest as a client was very well protected and that we could face almost anything! We also worked on my new construction contract . Mr. Morris also has excellent experience in new construction as well which was extremely helpful in my situation. I felt nothing was to much and he always encouraged me to come back if anything else came up or simply if I needed him I knew he would be there. I obtained great results and was very pleased with all of his services. Everyone in his office was very nice and professional. Great call back time and reasonable attorney fee's. Its well worth the investment!. Extremely pleased with my services and results of the entire firm. I experienced a life changing event. My case lasted a year and a half. Mrs. Morris and Mrs. Davies was right by side reassuring me things would work out and they did!
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Posted by Elizabeth | July 2, 2016
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Best Quality
Mark Morris, the family law attorney at Farmer & Morris Law PLLC, is a remarkable attorney. With more than 10 years of experience in and out of the court room, Mark stands as one of the best family law attorneys in Rutherford County; he was voted best attorney for Rutherford County in 2011-2015. This year Mark retained me as a family law client and guided me through my separation and custody case. I could not have asked for a more hard working and caring attorney. His some of the best qualities of a top attorney, to name of few: 1. He has perseverance and dogged determination, exploiting all avenues and never giving up. 2. Mark is a person of integrity and honesty. 3. He has the knowledge of the intricacies of the law, especially family law. 4. Mark is man of a calm demeanor but yet unabashed in his stand for his clients. 5. Mark is sharp minded, and excellent at negotiating and keeping both parties calm to the extent he possible can. 6. Last and not least, Mark's communication skills are of the highest caliber in and out of the courtroom.
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Posted by Drema | November 9, 2015
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Mark Morris
My lawyer Mark Morris believe me my lawyer got the charge dropped my lawyer explained everything to me my lawyer absolutely is the best lawyer ever I would recommend my lawyer to everyone
Posted by Amy | October 15, 2015
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Great Family Law Attorney
At one of the most difficult times in my life Mark stepped in. He was more than just my divorce attorney, he was a friend. He gracefully led me through each step, assuring me that everything would work out. I am completely satisfied with his services and altogether impressed with he and his staff. He had beyond sufficient knowledge for the matter and yet was so humble and caring. He did what was best for me and helped me understand what was best when I wasn’t sure myself. I highly recommend Mark, he is a great guy and makes a wonderful family lawyer.
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Posted by Eileen | September 24, 2015
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Number One Lawyer
I had a very serious accident which caused me to be in Mission Hospital for 8 months and rehab for 3 months. My medical bills were off the charts and I needed a kind and understanding lawyer to handle me and my case. After several interviews with lawyers in walked Mark Morris and I knew he was the one for me. He had patience with me and explained what he was going to do for my case and always with my best interest in mind. I felt a weight lift off my shoulders. Even when I thought my case was over, Mr. Morris got more money for me and worked with me to settle all collection accounts. From my heart a big thank you to Mark and his wonderful staff. I had a hard, serious case and you handled it with ease. God bless Eileen
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Posted by Carolyn | September 23, 2015
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A very satisfied client
Mark Morris represented me when I had a very serious trip and fall accident in a grocery store. As a result of the fall, I had a hip and shoulder injury that required surgery and months of therapy. Because of Mark's knowledge and expertise, we won the case and I was awarded a settlement. I am very grateful for all of his help!
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Posted by Nicole | August 30, 2015
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Excellent and proficient attorney
Mark Morris is such a dedicated man. He is there when you need him to help you walk though a tuff time, and for me it was a very serious car accident. I had never experienced anything I was having to go thru. He was always there to help. I definitely would recommend him to anyone who needs this kind of support.
Posted by Michele | June 16, 2015
So Greatful
Taking care of my mother has been a true challenge, and having "Help" every now and then is a Blessing. That's what I felt like I received with Mark Morris and his Office. We've never needed legal representation before, (in court). Recently we did, and at 80 that was a scary thought for my mother, and me. First...they found us. A nice letter came offering help. I called, asked the questioned I needed made the decision for them to handle "everything". Explained to Mother we were in great hands. Court Day came and Mr Morris was so kind and understanding. I can't thank him enough for helping us through this. We Highly Recommend Mark Morris and his Office. I finally feel like I have "Legal Friends" I can go to if I ever need help again.
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Posted by Erica | May 13, 2015
Excellent Lawyer
My case was pretty simple and easy. It lasted all about 3 to 4 months top. Even though my ex's and I custody agreement is only temporary unless my ex doesn't try to fight it for one year, I got everything I asked for. Not for selfishness, but for the safty of my child. Mark listened to absolutely everything I ever told him and asked for out of this whole court deal. He is a very pleasent man to work with and cares more than about just the money. He is most definitely the ONLY lawyer I will ever go to again if I have anymore issues with custody. He is very smart and he is darn good at his job. I appreciate everything he done for my child and I through this. My props go out to him. I will most definitely be recommending him to anyone I know if they need a lawyer for this type of case. Immaculate Lawyer!!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2014
Complex Child Custody Case
Mark Morris handled a very complex child custody case for my husband and I. It lasted over a one and a half year period involving emergency custody actions and several proceedings before the actual trial. We then had to go into a three-day trial that was stretched out over a three-month period. Our situation was very complicated and involved. Mark was superb in and out of the courtroom. We had lined up about 15 witnessed for trial to testify. In presenting evidence, he was detailed, thorough, and proficient. He skillfully presented evidence through videos, photographs, and witnesses. Mark is extremely compassionate. In such an intense time, Mark was patient and understanding with us. In Mark's closing argument he poured out his heart while he was citing the law. The judge gave us the order that we needed after much prayer by us and Mark's hard work. I am so grateful!
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Posted by N | October 3, 2014
Excellent Lawyer
Mark Morris is an excellent attorney. When my house went into foreclosure due to marital separation, he worked with me and the mortgage company to prevent the foreclosure until other measures could be taken. Due to the help of Mark, my home did not foreclose; I was able to get a loan modification and keep the home. Mark is very skilled at what he does.
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Posted by Jennifer | July 29, 2014
Exceptional Attorney
Mark Morris is an exceptional attorney. He recently aided my husband and I in the adoption of our son. The process went smoothly and we were well informed throughout the process. Previously, Mark helped us win a suit with our house against a contract from a local company. His thoroughness and judgment brought a quick end without a court appearance and he was able to help us settle the matter with the company. He was willing to go through a court appearance if need be. I recommend Mark Morris to anyone who has any legal questions or concerns because he will help you.
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Posted by Wade | July 10, 2014
Great Attorney
Mark handled my divorce in the most professional manner. He knew all the facts relating to my case and presented them to the Judge clearly. I would recommend his services for anyone needing an attorney. He takes your case to heart.
Posted by Kim | July 5, 2014
A Very Special Attorney
In one of the most difficult times of my life, I faced a mountain that I never thought I would have to face—divorce and custody of my daughter. Complex as it was, with details that could have been overwhelming, Mark made it so simple for me. He informed me about every step that I needed to take, and at the same time was so efficient. Being dedicated and committed, Mark always cared about my best interest. What could have been a miserable situation was handled so gracefully. Mark is a very special attorney who gives his heart to help his clients. I am so grateful he represented me.
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Farmer and Morris Law
  • 2006 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Simpson, Kuehnert, Vinay and Jones
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Legal Intern
  • Arthurs & Foltz
  • 2003 - 2003


  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Limestone College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A


  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Rutherford County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Honors and Awards

  • Best Attorney Award
  • Rutherford County Daily Courier
  • 2020
  • Membership Status
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • Client Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce Cases From Start to Finish
  • Family Court Insights
  • 2019
  • Divorce Cases From Start To Finish
  • Division and Valuation of Assets and Debt
  • 2019
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Grandparents and non-parents with child custody matters
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
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Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Mr. Morris's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. He has an in-depth understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Family Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having known Mark Morris both personally and professionally for the past 15 years, I can attest to the fact that he is the most genuine, hard working, compassionate man I have ever met. He vast knowledge in the area of family law coupled with his finesse in the courtroom makes him an incredible attorney who is respected and revered by all his peers. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mark both personally and professionally for many years. He is the finest individual you will ever meet and an excellent attorney. I have observed him in court on countless occasions and he fights hard for his clients to receive the best possible result in their case. Mark is sincerely passionate about his work and genuinely cares about each individual client. I would wholeheartedly recommend him without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark Morris is one of the most outstanding attorneys in Rutherfordton, NC and the surrounding areas. I have known him personally and professionally for many years, and Mark is an exceptional and genuine person. He takes a personal interest in the needs of each one of his clients and achieves excellent results in every case. I would recommend Mark Morris without hesitation."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark Morris is an outstanding attorney that takes a personal interest in all his clients. In any trial that I have observed Mark, he is both genuine and very persuasive. Mark definitely obtains high results for his clients. I consider Mark to be the best trial attorney in Rutherford County."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mark is one of the most talented attorneys in Western North Carolina. He is prompt, hardworking and zealously represents his clients. You will not find a more capable or prepared lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mark for several years and he has the utmost respect of the legal community (judges, clerks, officers, lawyers). He is honest, prepared, intelligent, and caring. He truly looks out for his client's best interests."
Family Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mark for many years, and he is both an excellent attorney and a fine individual. You will not find a better choice for an attorney who will genuinely care about you and your case."
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