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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1975||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Top Rated Appellate Attorney||SuperLawyers||2016|
|Top One Percent of Attorneys in U.S.||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2016|
|Chief, Appellate Division||Office of the Public Defender in Miami-Dade County||1975 - 1980|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The National Association of Distringuished Counsel||Member||2016 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit||N/A||2001 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit||N/A||1986 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals For the Third Circuit||N/A||1986 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals For The Sixth Circuit||N/A||1986 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit||N/A||1985 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit||N/A||1983 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals For the Fourth Circuit||N/A||1981 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit||N/A||1981 - Present|
|United States Supreme Court Bar||N/A||1978 - Present|
|Florida Supreme Court||N/A||1975 - Present|
|Third District Court of Appeal of Florida Historical Society||President-Elect||2015 - 2016|
|Falcone v. Laquer||Client's right to trial prevailed.|
|Arena Garage v. Laquer||Commission approved.|
|Pulcini v. State||New trial ordered.|
|See all legal cases|
|Florida Bar publication||Florida Appellate Practice||2016|
|The Record, Journal of the Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section (Florida Bar)||We're Not Dopes||2001|
|Nova Law Review||Language Tips Questions and Answers||1993|
|Florida Bar Journal||Oral Arguments and Written Briefs - DCA Judges Comment||1988|
|University of Miami School of Law||Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||1975|
|New York University||Political Science||B.A.||1972|
|Advanced Appellate Practice and Certification Review 2015||Florida Criminal Appeals||2015|
Posted by Nancy
I came to have the greatest respect and regard for Paul over the course of my son’s case. He was extremely thorough and professional as he crafted his arguments for the court, paying great attention to details and concise language that would be particularly compelling and difficult to refute.
I appreciated his integrity and compassion as he patiently explained why arguments that seemed so important to me as a layperson, were not as important as those that addressed the legal ramifications of the case, and kindly but firmly continued to develop his effective arguments that convinced the judges. He gained my trust, which had been shattered by our experience up until that point, and I’m grateful every day for his expertise. That Paul had argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, and convinced them to overrule their own opinion, was important in helping me stay strong, when nothing really made sense to me.
He also was easy to access directly. He communicated clearly, and kept me apprised of every step and outcome, calling me personally to inform or explain, which eased so much stress. What a difference it makes to have an attorney who will readily communicate with you, especially beyond the call of duty!
This combination of professional expertise and integrity, coupled with thoughtfulness, outreach and obvious passion for his work, make it easy to recommend Paul without hesitation.
Posted by Edie Laquer
I am pleased to endorse Paul Morris who represented my company and me individually in several appellate matters and trial support. He is not only a brilliant lawyer but an excellent strategist and consummate professional. Mr. Morris paid close attention to my needs and promptly and courteously responded to all inquiries. In some of my cases, he was part of a team of other lawyers and expert witnesses, and his input from an appellate perspective was invaluable in making critical decisions during proverbial forks-in-the-road. He knows how to collaborate and meticulously coordinate to ensure the best results, which he indeed obtained in my cases.
Richard Levitt, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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.