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Thomas R. Morris

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Dexter, MI

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1986
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

My experience includes involvement in the largest chapter 11 busiess reorganizations, and the Detroit chapter 9 case, to the representation of average consumer debtors.  Much of my firm's work is for clients who are in the middle, such as owners of small to medium-sized businesses.  I have represented chapter 7 trustees through my entire career as well as secured creditors and financial institutions, and we have a number of long-term clients for whom we function as general counsel.  My firm handles bankruptcy litigation and general commercial litigation, real estate and general business matters.  My partner, Geoff Silverman, has practiced for over 35 years and I have practiced over 30 years.  Clients benefit from this broad experience.

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Morris & Morris Attorneys, P.L.L.C.
3258 Broad Street
Suite 2
Dexter, MI, 48130


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Posted by Lawrence | October 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Lawyer that Bankruptcy Judges Recommend
I met Tom Morris eleven years ago. My law partner and I quarreled over our 32 million dollar docket and ended up in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Tom was referred to me by a senior bankruptcy judge and a senior member of the bankruptcy bar. The litigation was difficult and lasted over 8 years. Tom represented several members of my family and myself. He brilliantly protected my aged parents, and successfully negotiated a settlement for me. He was tops in his class at the University of Michigan law school, and brings his discipline and strategic thinking to each legal problem he is involved in. As a senior member of the bankruptcy bar, he is known and respected by federal judges, and fellow practitioners. He prefers diplomacy and negotiation to "running the meter," and tries to be cost effective in his representation of clients. When the protracted litigation exhausted my funds, Tom worked tirelessly and without complaint, until he could be properly rewarded from the Court ordered distributions. He has impeccable integrity, and his billable hours are based on actual hours worked, not on fictionalized "value billing". Tom represents the best of what the legal profession can be, and should be. I whole heartedly recommend him to anyone who wants excellent representation by an extraordinary lawyer and a fine human being. I am a retired lawyer who knows and has experienced the best and the worst legal representation. Tom Morris is the "real deal." Lawrence
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  • Free Consultation 5 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-350 per hour


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Shefferly, Silverman & Morris
  • 1990 - 2003
  • Associate attorney
  • Schlussel, Lifton
  • 1986 - 1990


  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • James Madison College,Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • City of Detroit, chapter 9
  • plan confirmed


  • Business Law Section, State Bar of Michigan
  • member of Business Law Council
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • member
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section, Debtor/Creditor Rights Committee
  • member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • SuperLawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2009
  • SuperLawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2008
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  • Michigan Real Property Review
  • Judgment Liens Against Real Property
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Central States Bankruptcy Workshop
  • Individual chapter 11 cases
  • 2013
  • Real Property Issues in Bankruptcy
  • leases and bankruptcy
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Thomas
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It is without hesitation that I endorse Tom. He is technically skilled in and out of the court room, while mastering the substantive law of bankruptcy. Tom's attention to detail is keen and his insight is invaluable. I have and will continue to recommend bankruptcy clients to Tom."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom and I have worked together and on opposite sides in a number of matters. He is among the most knowledgable, conscientious, and pragmatic attorneys I have dealt with or observed in the field of bankruptcy law, and I have the utmost confidence and comfort level in referring clients or questions to him for assistance in bankruptcy and related areas of the law."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Mr. Morris on a bankruptcy matter where he was representing the husband and I represented the wife. I found him to be knowledgeable and responsive. I would recommend Mr. Morris to clients who may need bankruptcy expertise."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Morris exemplifies the professionalism, confidence, knowledge and skill to which we all should aspire. Dedication and a love of the law means helping others solve problems. Our collective wisdom and desire to counsel people is evident by participation in this forum. The combined experience of attorneys activity participating in this forum represent some of the best in our profession. Attorney Morris' experience, skill and knowledge demonstrate a desire to provide appropriate information as seen from our perspective. All attorneys want to provide the best information we can. Most telling is that Attorney Morris provides valuable information concerning legal issues and also fulfills the counselor’s role as the facts warrant. Collectively we provide multiple opinions, which provide an excellent starting point for those who inquire of us and our efforts tend to demystify the legal process for the uninitiated. I endorse and recommend this Attorney without hesitation."