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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 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 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 Pennsylvania.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|NCEA||Nursing Home Litigation Tactics||2011|
|Washburn University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Jacksonville St Univ||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|Long Beach organizations (city)||Protecting Your Loved Ones in Nursing Homes||2012|
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