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Paul Morris has earned an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and the South Florida Legal Guide of Top Lawyers and Law Firms in South Florida. Mr. Morris authors "Appellate Tips" for the Dade County Bar Bulletin and articles for the Florida Bar Journal and the University of Miami Law Review. He has taught at the University of Miami School of Law and continually lectures at legal education seminars.


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Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 90%
  2. Litigation: 10%


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Attorney endorsements

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  • Jane Kreusler-Walsh

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Jane Kreusler-Walsh Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Richard Ware Levitt

    I have known Paul for more than 30 years. He is my "go to" person in Florida for appellate litigation because, quite simply, he is the best: knowledgeable, hard working, and honest. You won't find a more qualified appellate lawyer. Nor one you'd more want on your litigation team to assure that all legal issues are identified, properly presented and preserved.


    Richard Levitt Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Paul Morris, P.A.

9350 S Dixie Hwy Ste 1450
Miami, FL, 33156-2949


FLMember in Good Standing197506/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Top Rated Appellate AttorneySuperLawyers2016
Top One Percent of Attorneys in U.S.National Association of Distinguished Counsel2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chief, Appellate DivisionOffice of the Public Defender in Miami-Dade County1975 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
The National Association of Distringuished CounselMember2016 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth CircuitN/A2001 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh CircuitN/A1986 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Third CircuitN/A1986 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For The Sixth CircuitN/A1986 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Second CircuitN/A1985 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth CircuitN/A1983 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Fourth CircuitN/A1981 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitN/A1981 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarN/A1978 - Present
Florida Supreme CourtN/A1975 - Present
Third District Court of Appeal of Florida Historical SocietyPresident-Elect2015 - 2016
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Falcone v. LaquerClient's right to trial prevailed.
Arena Garage v. LaquerCommission approved.
Pulcini v. StateNew trial ordered.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Florida Bar publicationFlorida Appellate Practice2016
The Record, Journal of the Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section (Florida Bar)We're Not Dopes2001
Nova Law ReviewLanguage Tips Questions and Answers1993
Florida Bar JournalOral Arguments and Written Briefs - DCA Judges Comment1988
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
New York UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Appellate Practice and Certification Review 2015Florida Criminal Appeals2015