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James Matthew Morgan

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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

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 425.13 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


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Nursing Home Abuse: 90%
    16 years
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    16 years



Contingent (35-45%)

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    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.


    Melanie Bossie
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    I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Lanzone Morgan, LLP

5001 Airport Plaza Drive
Suite 210
Long Beach, CA, 90815


AZActive 200304/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ClerkUnited States District Court for the Federal District of Nebraska1998 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember2011 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember1999 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washburn University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Jacksonville State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1994