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Joe Morris

Criminal defense Attorney at Plymouth, IN

5.0   30 reviews

also known as Joseph Robert Morris

  • Licensed for 27 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Joe

Learn Joe’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    47%
    Arson | Kidnapping | Drug crimes | Gun & weapon crimes | Car jacking | Theft | Violent crimes | Domestic violence | Assault | Child abuse | White collar crimes | Federal crimes | Severe speeding or traffic citations | Stop worrying, call today.

    1 year

  2. DUI and DWI
    30%
    Indiana has the OWI and OVWI acronyms but Attorney Morris assists clients in a variety of alcohol-related criminal matters. If you've been issued an OWI in Indiana, expect the state to throw the book at you. Call him today for tough representation.

    1 year

  3. Drug Crime
    20%

    1 year

  4. Violent crime
    3%
    Murder | Attempted Murder | Aggravated Assault | Manslaugher | Armed Robbery | Gun Crimes | Hit & Run | Abduction | Malicious Wounding If you have been accused of a crime in Indiana, contact Attorney Morris today for the representation you deserve.

    1 year

Joseph R. Morris, PC is located in Plymouth, Indiana, the county seat for Marshall County.  This is my 27th year serving the Marshall County community.  It is amazing how quickly the time has passed.  My primary practice area is Criminal Defense for all levels of cases including OVWI, DUI, Felony, Possession, Dealing, Misdemeanor and traffic matters. I continue to handle personal injury matters for our clients and contigency fee arrangements are available for a few limited practice areas.

I do not handle any family law, adoption, guardianship or estate-related matters. 

Please call us at to schedule a time to meet with us to see if are the right "fit" for your legal needs.

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Location

Joseph R. Morris, P.C.
401 N Center St
Plymouth, IN, 46563-1727

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Reviews

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Posted by Ezra | January 4, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is quick, caring and comprehensive.
I got into a bit of a sticky situation bunging a SUV while under questionable status with my license. They weren't hurt thankfully. Joe Morris was there again, responding within 2 minutes, understanding, caring and incisive. Wonderful attorney. 500/500. Seems no challenge is too great or small.
Posted by Judy | November 30, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
I spoke with Mr. Morris on the phone asking for advice about testifying at a hearing and what my rights were. I texted him some paperwork and he called me back with some information. I appreciated his promptness at getting back to me. Very caring and kind and put my mind at ease. I would definitely hire him if I needed a lawyer.
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Posted by Angie | September 23, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
General information
Joe was not my sons lawyer but I just needed some reassurance about a few things. He called me back the same day and spoke to me and unexplained that we have 365 days to file a modification for our sons time being served, which was never mentioned by the court appointed attorney. He gave me many options to look into and he did not charge us one dime for the consult. Definitely a very good attorney. Thank you
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Response from Joe Morris October 12, 2023
Thank you and good luck.
Posted by Rob | December 15, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely helpful
Joe Morris was extremely helpful in helping with any legal advice and any questions I had. He was nice enough to give me really helpful advice for my case and put my mind at ease when I was far from.
Posted by Svitlana | August 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT ATTORNEY!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Joe Morris is not only an amazing attorney, but an incredibly responsible person, very nice, friendly, efficient and got the job done!!!! He responds in an extreme timely matter, he is very knowledgeable, always keeps you updated and makes you feel good!!!! Me and Yulia K very grateful for the service we received and HIGHLY recommended Joe Morris as the BEST lawyer!!! We really appreciate what you do and couldn’t have done it without you, Joe!!!! Thank you very much!!!
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Posted by chandra | July 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AMAZING ATTORNEY!!!!!!
Joe Morris is the most amazing attorney & the BEST I have ever dealt with. He goes ABOVE & BEYOND to help his clients!! He always returned my phone calls promptly & always there whenever I had any questions. Joe is very honest & up front, no smoke & mirrors!! I would DEFINITELY recommend Joe Morris to anyone I know! Thank you Joe for all you have done for me & my family!!
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Posted by Yulia | March 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer in the world
We all think that nothing will ever happen to us. But, unfortunately, this is not always the case. So in my life. I have been working as a driver on the track for 10 years and everything has always been good. But on the way there was an unpleasant situation. It worried me. So I turned to Joseph Morris. I want to tell the whole world that he is not only a wonderful lawyer, he is a wonderful and sensitive person. He was very supportive and helpful. At the first meeting he was very attentive and pleasant in communication, for which I thank him. Then he always answered phone calls suddenly, which is also very important. He did his job very well for a very reasonable fee, did not hesitate. So when we worked, it seemed to me that he had nothing but my business. Thank you, Joseph. Best wishes to you and your family!
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable
Very knowledgeable and provides very good insight. I do recommend from just my 10 minute chat.
Posted by Alice | April 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service!
We retained Mr. Morris for a misdemeanor my husband was facing. Joe got him in on a pre-trial diversion and all the charges were dropped so long as he has no problems for a year. I would definitely hire him again!
Response from Joe Morris April 13, 2021
Thank you for your kind words. I am very pleased that we were able to secure the diversion!
Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DP-KY
We hired Mr.Morris just a week ago to represent my child in a criminal case- a misdemeanor charge. Mr. Morris gave us a 40 minute free consultation. He was very honest about the possible results but promised to get us the best outcome and In just a week he was able to get a diversion of the case. He is an honorable person, always on top of everything and regardless of the time of Day always responds. I am extremely happy with his performance. I recommend Joseph Morris 300% if you retain his services you won’t regret it. He’s the BEST!
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Response from Joe Morris April 13, 2021
Thank you so much for your kind endorsement. It was a sincere pleasure working with your family.
Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Writing about joe
He has worked so well with me and my guy. He was very responsive and answered all the questions I have asked with 100 percent answers. Very great lawyer.
Posted by Bailey | July 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredibly Helpful
Joe continually made sure to reach out to me throughout the whole process to make sure I was taken care of and had what I need. He worked very hard for me and my partner to ensure we were taken care of. His passion for his work and the easy access he provides for clients to reach him sets him above the bar!
Response from Joe Morris August 20, 2020
Thank you so much, Bailey. You are a class act!
Posted by Jessie Plew | April 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
I hired Mr. Morris after being referred to him through another lawyers office. I contacted Mr. Morris the same day with my situation. Mr. Morris listened to what I had to say as I laid out my circumstances. He was honest and fair. I am very grateful to Morris Law firm for how they treated me and how my case was concluded. Joe is very easy to access and him integrity is second to none.
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Response from Joe Morris August 20, 2020
Thank you so much for your positive review!! I hope you are well!
Posted by Lih | October 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Joe is such a good lawyer with great work ethic. I am a person who always forgot a lot when I get busy. Joe spends so much time following up with me. I really appreciate the efforts that he put down for me.
Response from Joe Morris August 20, 2020
Thank you for your kind review. I hope all is well!
Posted by Travis | June 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
family
It is hard to put into words on what Joe has provided my family and I during this process. Joe is very upfront and doesn't give false hope. He has command presence inside the courtroom and takes ownership during court hearings and fights for his clients (myself and children). I have had many court hearings and each time came out with positive results. He has helped explain the process and what to expect inside the courtroom. He ensured that I was well prepared to take the stand to fight for what I was wanting. Joe has always been prepared during these court hearings and ensured he had the appropriate evidence from myself to make the best case. Joe has a genuine concern of my family members and continued to ask how they are doing. I don't think my family or myself can thank him enough for everything he has done over the past couple of years. If you want the best results and realistic advice, I would highly recommend him to anyone who is in the same shoes as I have been these past couple of years.
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Response from Joe Morris August 20, 2020
Thank you!!!
Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Assistance.
Although Joe was not my attorney for my traffic offense, he helped me realize I did not need one at all! He suggested I call the prosecutor of the court and ask to be in his diversion program.
Response from Joe Morris August 20, 2020
I am so glad it all worked out!
Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joe represented me as plaintiff in breach of contract lawsuit.
Joe was a pleasure to work with. He did a great job of explaining each step of the lawsuit process, and showed up well prepared each time he represented me. His communications were frank, honest, and professional. I would definitely use Joe again if needed, and recommend him for anyone needing representation in the Plymouth area.
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Posted by Joseph | February 15, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Consultation
I explained my situation to Joe and he gave me up front and no beating around the bush answers he left me with confidence that he will be able to get it done however it was just a consultation explaining my situation explained to him that I didn't have the money and he still helped me and gave me the best advice that I've heard in this case for myself if I had the money I would absolutely hire Joe he's just honest straightforward and seems to know everything about my situation and he wasn't even there thanks for all your help Joe will be in contact soon
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Posted by Rockne Barker | June 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Defense attorney
Mr. Morris was extremely helpful, and understanding, when it came to my lack of legal knowledge, and lack of finances. Joe had fought to get me the best outcome possible for my case. Very good lawyer!! I would recommend him over any other lawyer in the area.
Posted by Brandon | May 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Took charge and got me back where I needed to be!
After my former legal issues were through I had to have help from another county for licensing issues. The other attorney got me part way there but kinda left me out to dry when it was said and done. Joe took charge and picked up where the other attorney left off and made sure everything worked out for me. Even when I was dealing with the other attorney out of Joe's jurisdiction he continued to give me sound advice and answered anything and everything I could throw at him. I honestly don't know where I'd be today if I didn't have Joe's help in the legal process. A fine example of what an attorney should be and he actually cares about his clients. Couldn't speak more highly of him. If you're looking for an attorney Joe Morris is the real deal!
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Response from Joe Morris May 10, 2018
Thank you for your kind words. It's frankly easy to assist clients like yourself that are communicative and responsive to any inquiries. I am also very glad it all worked out in the end!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-350 per hour
  • Contingency 10%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Joseph R. Morris, PC
  • 2015 - Present
  • President
  • Morris & Ruiz, PC
  • 2004 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Indiana Department Of Child Services
  • 2002 - 2009
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Joseph R. Morris
  • 1999 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Kizer & Neu
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Professor
  • Valparaiso School of Law
  • 1996 - 1996
  • Partner
  • Rockaway & Morris
  • 1996 - 1998
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Education

  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Ball State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State vs. Bartruff (published decision)
  • Court of Appeals granted our motion

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Marshall County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Litigator of the Year
  • American Institute of Trial Attorneys
  • 2020
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100
  • American Academy of Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Attorney in the State of Indiana
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Corpus Juris Secundum
  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • 1996
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (24)
Endorse Joe
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Joe truly cares about his clients. He takes the time to understand them and talk with them. He goes above and beyond to get them the best deal possible. He is a great advocate for his clients. Joe is the most knowledgeable person I know in Criminal Defense. He is highly respected by his peers and clients."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is widely respected as one of the most knowledgeable and versed attorneys around. If there is ever a matter our office is not able to attend to, Joe is a great resource to refer those individuals to. I know Joe to be courteous and friendly with the members of the bar but equally zealous when representing his client. I can say that Joe is a friend and a very challenging adversary at the same time. Often times matters are not best handled by being confrontational in negotiations and Joe understands this and is agreeable to working through issues but understands when and where to draw the line in his clients interest. Joe is one attorney that I know I am not sneaking anything by."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Joe for 20 years, and consulted with him many times over that period. I've recommended criminal clients to him, who themselves were extremely pleased with the representation and outcome."
Family Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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