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E. G. (Gerry) Morris

Criminal defense Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Gerry Morris

  • Licensed for 46 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1977
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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For over 40 years, The Law Office of E.G. Morris has protected the rights of defendants in the state and federal criminal justice system in Texas and elsewhere. Founding attorney E.G. “Gerry” Morris has earned the recognition of his peers at both the state and national level, having received numerous honors and awards. With a combination of experience and skill, The Law Office of E.G. Morris is devoted to aggressively defending those who face state or federal criminal offenses.

Attorney Gerry Morris’s unwavering devotion to criminal defense arises from his strong belief that all people in the criminal justice system deserve competent representation. He will not hesitate to accept Texas’ most complex and high-profile criminal cases. Over his career, he has successfully defended clients against charges ranging from misdemeanor drug charges to capital murder.

Numerous peers and legal organizations at the state and national level have lauded Gerry Morris and his firm. Mr. Morris is a board-certified criminal law specialist, having received the designation from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In the past, he served as president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. In 2017, he was inducted into the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Hall of Fame.


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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A True Blessing. Representation from Mr. Gerry Morris.
If you are looking for a peace of mind during a troubling, depressing and challenging part of your or a loved ones life, Gerry Morris is the lawyer you need. I had hired a lawyer previously who was sweet and talkative during meetings. However she would often be late to the court room, and we would have to push and remind her to do basic things that she had said she would do in past meetings. Do to the uncertainty we had in her, we decided to switch lawyers to Gerry. Gerry was referred to us by a lawyer (Jason Nassour) who is a close friend of my family. Verbatim, he said "If my own sons liberties were at stake, I would tell him to go to Gerry." Gerry knew my case as good as I did. He was always on top of things, and always knew our course of action. It was a pleasure having him as my lawyer. He is extremely professional and genuine. Gerry believed in me, making it even easier to believe in him. He revealed the truth, dismissing my case.
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Posted by Rey | June 13, 2017
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Suttle, and persistent
Mr Morris had been my attorney for almost 12 years now. The day he came to see me in federal holding, I knew he was the attorney for me. Two other very prominent attorneys had already stopped by to talk to me, but I just didn't trust what they were saying. I had already previously been incarcerated in the state penetentry, and I was still on paper. The first two lawers told me everything I wanted to hear, that the charges were nonsense. That they would be thrown out, and much more. I wanted to hear that, but I knew they were filling me up with hopes and dreams. About 2 days later, This tall quiet, and respectful man comes to see me, Gerry Morris, he listens to my story, and my criminal history. I asked him what he thinks ? He looked at me, and said "Rey, I have to go over the punt scale, and look into the police arrest, but this is one you probably won't walk away from without doings some time ". When I heard that, I knew he would be my attorney. Gerry will tell you best and worst case scenario. He will not fill you up with false hope. So if you want a man that will truly fight for you, then Mr Morris is the attorney you should hire. Respectfully; Rey
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Posted by Christian | June 13, 2017
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Hire Gerry Morris For Your DWI Case
He's professional & succeeded with a very positive outcome for my case. Especially considering the alternatives. I learned a lot along the way too, so I highly recommend his services.


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Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • Law Office of E. G. Morris
  • 2001 - Present


  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977

Sample of Legal Cases

  • USA v. Woodrow Kendrick
  • Mr. Kendrick was acquitted of all charges.


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Criminal Defense Lawyers Project
  • President
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Past President
  • 1997 - 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Board Certified - Criminal Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers of America
  • Best Lawyers of America
  • 2017
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2004
  • Austin’s Super Lawyers
  • Austin Monthly Magazine
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Friday CLE
  • Voir Dire in Sexual Abuse Cases
  • 2017
  • Advanced Criminal Law Course
  • Texas Rules of Evidence 412 The Texas Rape Shield Law
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gerry is simply one of the best there is."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Gerry is one of the best lawyers I have ever met. As I run a high-end boutique practice I have the ability to choose from a multitude of skilled criminal defense lawyers to assist in complex healthcare cases where criminal charges are a component or leading factor in the regulatory pursuit of my firm's clients. I have worked with Gerry on an estimated 25 cases and I am continually surprised by his fresh and unique approach to each new case and situation, his knowledge of the law and its history, his diligence and most importantly -Results. I heartily endorse this gifted lawyer and wonderful man."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gerry is at the top of the heap when it comes to zealous, quality criminal defense as far as I'm concerned. I've worked with him in the courtroom and outside the courtroom. He's a class act, he doesn't back down and tries many cases as well as anyone I've seen. He is, and will always be, on my short list of excellent lawyers in Texas."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known and worked with this lawyer for 30 years. He is a board certified criminal law specialist, former President of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, and a top lawyer in Texas all the way around."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Gerry Morris is an excellent attorney. Gerry is highly intelligent, very knowledgeable about criminal law, and has many years of experience conducting jury trials. I have seen Gerry in trial many times. I once prosecuted a jury trial in which Gerry was the lead defense counsel. I had what I thought was a very clever and novel strategy to introduce testimony from a character witness who believed my star witness was credible. Gerry responded by pulling out an appellate case—exactly on point—from his brief case that he presented to the Judge to successfully keep my character witness from testifying. I enthusiastically endorse Gerry Morris."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Gerry for many years. He is widely recognized by his fellow attorneys as a superb criminal defense lawyer and leader in the criminal defense bar. I endorse him."
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Austin Criminal defense Lawyer E. G. (Gerry) Morris
E. G. (Gerry) Morris
Criminal defense Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 46 years