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James Matthew Morgan

Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney at Long Beach, CA

5.0   25 reviews
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  • State Years
    Nevada - NV 11 years
    Arizona - AZ 21 years
    California - CA 23 years
    New Mexico - NM 17 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 19 years
    Nebraska - NE 26 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NM
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NE
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    90%
    I handle neglect and abuse cases against nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospitals. Most of these cases involve bed sores, falls and fractures, dehydration, malnutrition, and medication errors.

    24 years

  2. Personal injury
    10%
    We handle cases involving slip and falls, serious auto accidents, wrongful death cases, construction accidents, trucking accidents, and other personal injury cases.

    24 years

WE HOLD NURSING HOMES ACCOUNTABLE FOR ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT. CALL FOR A FREE CONSULTATION.

James M. Morgan represents injured people and their families who have suffered injuries or death due to the following: (1) nursing home abuse and neglect, (2) hospital abuse and neglect, and (3) injuries and wrongful death from automobile accidents, construction accidents, or other accidental injuries or death. Mr. Morgan does NOT represent large corporations or insurance companies.

Mr. Morgan previously served as the managing attorney of the California offices of both Wilkes & McHugh, P.A. and The Maher Law Firm, P.A., where the focus of his practice was on holding nursing homes and hospitals accountable for the abuse and neglect of elder and dependent adults.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Morgan's efforts have helped lead to more than $60 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of abused and neglected elderly adults. In May of 2008, Mr. Morgan obtained a verdict in excess of $5.5 million for the surviving daughter of an elderly adult who passed away after being given the wrong medication while in a nursing home.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Morgan worked as a research attorney for the Honorable Warren K. Urbom, Senior District Judge, United States District Court for the Federal District of Nebraska. He also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Harold S. Herd, retired Kansas Supreme Court Justice.

Mr. Morgan received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, in 1991 from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. He received his Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, in 1997 from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas.

Mr. Morgan is a published author, including co-authoring an article titled, "Distinguishing Elder Abuse Claims from Professional Negligence Claims: Why Section Does Not Apply to Elder Abuse Claims." Mr. Morgan has also authored a published article entitled "Tortious Interference with a Prospective Contract in Kansas: Is Actual Malice an Element of This Cause of Action?" 36 Washburn L.J. 110 (Fall, 1996).

Mr. Morgan is licensed to practice law in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Long Beach Bar Association, the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, the State Bar of California, the State Bar of Arizona, the State Bar of New Mexico, the State Bar of Nebraska, and the State Bar of Pennsylvania.

Location

Lanzone Morgan, LLP
356 Redondo Avenue
Long Beach, CA, 90814
Lanzone Morgan, LLP
1430 E. Missouri Avenue
Suite B225
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
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Reviews

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Posted by Christina | April 24, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely Grateful
My sisters and I suffered a great loss of our Mother due to neglect. From start to finish, Lanzone and Morgan has been amazing. My initial call with Emily made me feel like she cared and really heard me. They worked quickly in getting all the info they needed and always kept great communication with me. Once they decided to take my case, they were thorough and up front about expectations. I always felt like I was in great hands. My lawyers, James and Chris, explained things and answered all of my questions. Between Emily and Whitney, they made the whole process very easy for me being out of town. I feel like they gave my mom a little justice. Would highly recommend Lanzone and Morgan!! They truly are AMAZING!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely Happy
My sister’s & I reached out to Mr. Morgan’s firm after our mother’s passing. He did so much to get our mom justice. We are so grateful!!
Posted by caroline | September 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best elder care attorney
The firm is compassionate and professional, committed to getting us a settlement on my father in laws death. We feel justice was served - thank you Lansing Morgan
Posted by Vicki | August 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely happy cannot ask for a better firm for reprensentation!
James Morgan and his amazing staff fought for us and gave me closure for my mother's mishap at a care facility. This gave my family some closure. I could not have asked for a better firm to represent us with my mother's misfortune. They listened, asked the right questions, were respectful and so professional. They were always available via email or just a phone call away.
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Posted by Cheryl | March 6, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
We made the right choice with James!
James was wonderful! We have never been in this kind of situation and he explained everything to me. He calmed my nerves. He took the time to compose a letter to send to the facility we were having problems with and things really changed knowing we had a professional on our side. I knew I could call anytime for his help, and their response was extremely fast. Suddenly the care improved. Thank you seems so small when the care of a loved one is at stake so James, I wanted to show how thankful we are for your help by giving you a review. I will refer people to James anytime the need arises. He saved my husband from being neglected, and more harm and possibly even saved his life. He was under constant stress until James sent them a letter. We are forever thankful for his help. He is professional, caring, kind, Brilliant and really knows how to get the best results possible. As soon as I called the office, I knew they were the right choice for us and our situation.
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Posted by Latanya | August 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney Firm.
My name is Latanya, I was seeking an Elderly abuse Attorney for my Brother Whom ,I felt was being abused in a nursing facility. I came across Lanzone & Morgan and I'am so glad I did .The Office has a great team as well , Always willingly to help, courteous, return calls and answer any questions I had .. Mr. Morgan was always available as well when needed. I appreciated the settlement my brother received for his injuries ..
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Posted by Peter | May 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
AN EXCELLENT ATTORNEY---
Jim handled my mother's elder abuse case with such professionalism and care...and grateful for all his hard work in reaching a settlement. A big shout out to Kristi (a big thank you!) and Emily---you are the BEST! Jim gets my highest recommendation!! A real pro...
Posted by Patrick | June 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Professional & Efficient
Mr. Morgan was able to effectively coordinate between conflicted family members in a timely fashion and win the case all in a professional manner.
Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Caring and Professional
Mr. Morgan is a very well educated and seasoned attorney. He reviewed my case and saw the impact. He helped to provide a voice for my brother who had been taken before his time. I am thankful that justice was served and for the counsel Mr. Morgan provided.
Posted by Jaycee | May 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney & Friendly Staff
After being turned away from another attorney after my grandmother had been abused in a nursing home, Mr. Morgan found us and believed in our case and believed in retribution for my grandmother. He and his staff are professional friendly and communicate with all needs or concerns they may have. Amazing to work with!! 10 star review if there was an option!!
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Posted by Troy | April 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Kind Hearts and Incredible Dedication
When the need arose to seek out help from a law firm specializing in elder abuse, I was very fortunate to find Lanzone Morgan. I cannot say enough great things about everyone! During what was a very difficult time regarding my Mother’s lack of proper care and treatment in a nursing home, the Lanzone Morgan team provided the empathy, compassion, and support one would receive from their own family. My initial contact was a meeting with Emily Jensen, who is the most sincere and compassionate soul that reviewed the allegations and immediately began fighting on behalf of my Mom. Emily remained in contact with me until eventually scheduling an introduction with Mr. James Morgan. From that point moving forward, I always felt the firm really cared for us. Their solicitude is further exemplified by the office wall displaying so many beautiful pictures of clients represented by the Lanzone Morgan firm. Emily and Mr. Morgan continued to follow my Mom’s declining health from the nursing home neglect, which ultimately led to her passing. Their frequent communication and concern always made me feel someone was fighting for my Mom. Every lawyer, para-legal, and staff member involved with the case worked as if it was their own mother who was neglected and abused. Each person brought a tremendous level of experience and compassion! To Emily and Mr. Morgan, I cannot thank you enough for your kind hearts and incredible dedication! Everyone’s efforts resulted in a favorable case resolution and on behalf of my Mom, I’m forever grateful. With great appreciation, Troy, Orange County
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Posted by Patricia | July 31, 2018
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My Forever Attorney
In less than six hours after filling out the online questionnaire, around eight am, I received a call from Emily, Jim's assistant. Emily made the appointment and I was sitting in his office talking with him that very afternoon. From the start, Jim was so prepared and informative and honest with me. When I first met Jim I felt relief, and for the first time since the beginning of this ordeal I felt hopeful. But more importantly, I felt respected and understood. Jim realized that my Mom was a valuable person. What Jim did was remarkable. Jim's professional and personal touch is beyond measure. Jim, we all thank you so much for helping our family through this difficult time. Thanks for acknowledging my Mother as more than just your client, but as a person who tried to live her life with pride and dignity. That's what you do, Jim, you don't represent clients, you touch souls.
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Posted by Lori | June 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
I never met Mr. Morgan in person, but during one of the most difficult times in my life, he was an amazing advocate. He stood for truth and justice in an industry of elder care that shamefully harms the people it has vowed to protect. Mr. Morgan fought for my mother and our family and stood fast in doing an outstanding job against a big company...we were respected and appreciated, not lost in a system of red tape and stonewalls. He made a very difficult experience bearable and I thank him.
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Posted by Charlie | January 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
Services from Atty Morgan's office were professional, thorough, and most importantly timely. Attention to detail and presenting all options helped to make the process expedient with favorable results. He and his team are very personable and they CARE!!!!! From our family to yours, THANK You!! C. Henry Family
Posted by Mark | March 29, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The Best!
Having been thru several attempts to get an attorney to speak with me, it was a rare pleasure to open a conversation with Jim Morgan. He responded to my email inquiry within 2 hours (most do not!), asked logical, relevant questions, and spent a good portion of his day corresponding with me. It's obvious to me that he is working to preserve the highest standard of why attorneys exist, to help people navigate the legal system! Most people can tell when they're being used...and I feel Jim let me use his experience and knowledge, because it was right....not profitable. Thanks Jim!
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Posted by Steph Wynne | August 29, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
James took the time
I want to thank James for taking the time to speak with me regarding a malpractice law suit. Although his law firm didn't take the case I appreciate James telling me the truth in regards to my matter and referring me to a lawyer that might be able to assist. Way to go James! Steph
Posted by Michele | May 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An excellent lawyer
Jim Morgan provided very competent and humane representation in the aftermath of an elder abuse incident at a nursing home involving my close relative. He was always communicative and clear about all of our options in pursuing a case against the nursing home, and said up front that he'd spare our family as much time and energy dealing with the traumatic issue as possible - he delivered on that promise. He kept us informed about the negotiations only as necessary, and answered all of our questions right away. I felt in safe hands, and like I didn't need to worry about the situation working out for us as well as possible under the circumstances. The settlement outcome was very fair, and helped our family to feel a sense of justice and closure after such a difficult experience. I would recommend him to anyone in a similar situation.
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Posted by Amy | November 10, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Best work!
I am 100% recommending this firm! They are not only professionals, they get the work done with such care. His staff is also incredible. It is so important to have a great staff and his team was superb! Thank you Jim and Amber for your representation!
Posted by Joe | February 5, 2015
Honest, Professional, Empathetic and Effective
We were referred to Jim Morgan after my mother who was partially incapacitated after never fully recovering from a major surgery also lost her ability to swallow. She had to be fed by a feeding tube. In one of the hospitals she was fed breakfast by mouth by one of the nurses. She aspirated on this food and contracted a serious pneumonia due to the food entering her lungs. Our mother was a complicated patient because of her inability to swallow or keep her lungs clear. She was in and out of hospitals for two years. The doctors of some of these facilities were unethical and improperly cared for her. This not only created an additional physical hardship on my mother, but also an emotional trauma for the family. The practices by the doctors, hospital and their administration staff resulted in abuse of her Medicare benefits by using all of her Medicare days, which created a major financial mess and burden for the family. Jim Morgan was not only able to obtain a settlement from the hospital that improperly fed my mother by mouth, but he was also able to have most of our medical bills from various doctors and hospitals either settled for nothing or settled for a small percentage of the balance due to improper billing. Being a professional in finance, Jim gave me a sense of sanity and relief as he communicated with the hospitals and collection agencies so we could concentrate on our mother’s care. I highly recommend Jim Morgan and his firm, Lanzone Morgan. They took a critical time in our life and eased a family’s pain.
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Posted by craig | September 13, 2014
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Excellent laywer. Did not over promise and under deliver. Jim and his team were very reliable and easy to reach when ever I had a concern or a question about my case.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Lanzone & Morgan
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Stephen Garcia
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Clerk
  • United States District Court for the Federal District of Nebraska
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Wilks & McHugh
  • 1998 - 2006
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Education

  • Washburn University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Jacksonville St Univ
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Nursing Home Law Section
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Trial Certificate
  • AAJ Nursing Home Litigation
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney
  • American Lawyer Academy
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
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Publications

  • NCEA
  • Nursing Home Litigation Tactics
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Long Beach organizations (city)
  • Protecting Your Loved Ones in Nursing Homes
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (12)
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Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse James as an elder abuse and neglect lawyer. James has extensive experience navigating the complex intricacies of his field, and has done so ardently for decades. I have had the privilege of working alongside James and observing his breadth of knowledge, patience, and passion as he advocates for one of our most vulnerable groups. There is no one better to call than James if you or a loved one are experiencing abuse or neglect. He will do everything in his power to seek justice for our beloved elders."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked together with James Morgan on hundreds of matters over the years and I am frequently impressed by his keen reasoning and ability to find the best solutions for any given litigation challenge. He is an extremely talented trial attorney whose ability to coax vital information or admissions out of witnesses on the stand is truly impressive. He cares about the clients and their plights, taking time to speak with them in-depth regarding their lawsuits. I endorse this attorney."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"There is no better lawyer than James when it comes to elder abuse claims. He has fought against some of the biggest corporate entities that try to protect themselves from being liable to the patients.I endorse this lawyer."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It takes someone very special to do the work he does. Really special as you will discover!"
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Working with Jim is always a pleasure - his commitment to his clients and desire to put their needs first is always at the forefront."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is a great advocate for the rights of nursing home patients. I have seen him aggressively prosecute complex cases. He has a keen understanding of the law and has real compassion for his clients."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Jim is an amazing mentor, a fierce advocate, and an all-around great attorney. I'm privileged to have the opportunity to work for and with him, and look forward to further success as we continue to hold nursing homes accountable."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. We worked together for many years to start up a new office location in Arizona that ended up being extremely successful."
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Jim Morgan as an attorney. His work ethic is unparalleled and his compassion and patience with clients separates him from the typical attorney."
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Long Beach Nursing home abuse and neglect Lawyer James Matthew Morgan
James Matthew Morgan
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney
Long Beach, CA
Licensed for 26 years
Virtual consultation available