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Mr. Morrell has been selected as a So. California Super Lawyer 8 years in a row.  This represents the top 5% of the attorneys in Southern California.  He is a life member of the MultiMillion Dollar Advocates Forum, a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a life member of Elite Lawyers of  America, a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.   He has worked as a mediator, and as a judge pro tem.  He was also selected by Law Dragon as one of the top 3000 attorneys in the United States.  He is also AV rated by Martindale, which is the highest rating an attorney can receive.  Mr. Morrell also received the highest rating, "Preeminent Rating", by his peers, also thru Martindale Hubbel, or a 5 out of 5.  In addition, he was selected as one of California's Top 100 litigators for the State of California, by the American Society of Legal Advocates.  He is a member of the American College of Board Certified Attorneys (ACBCA).  He was also awarded the "Client Distinquish Award", given to only the top 1% of all attorneys in the US.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 20%
  2. Dog Bite: 15%
  3. Trucking Accident: 15%
  4. Motorcycle Accident: 15%
  5. Other: 35%
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Contact info

Law Firm Of Rivers J. Morrell III

27201 Puerta Real
Suite 470
Mission Viejo, CA, 92691-7388

Law Firm Of Rivers J. Morrell Iii

11801 Pierce Street
Suite 200
Riverside, CA, 92505

Law Firm Of Rivers J. Morrell III

1920 Main Street
Suite 1000
Irvine, CA, 92614



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top Lawyer, Lifetime MemberGlobal Directory of Who's Who2015
Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Best Attorneys of AmericaRue Ratings2015
California's Top 100 LitigatorAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2013
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Client's ChoiceAvvo2012
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
California's Top 100 LitigatorsAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2012
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2010
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Silver MemberElite Lawyers of America2009
Top 3000Law Dragon2007
Southern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Firm of Rivers J. Morrell III1984 - Present
AttorneyLow, Ball and Lynch1975 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Society of Legal AdvocatesCalifornia's Top 100 Litigator2012 - Present
Elite Lawyers of AmericaSilver Member2009 - Present
multi million Dollar Advocacy ForumMember2008 - Present
Law Dragon's Top 3000Top 30002007 - Present
Souther California Super LawyerSuper Lawyer representing the top 5% of all attorneys2007 - Present
National Board of Trial AdvocacyBoard Certified Civil Trial Advocate2004 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAdvocate1989 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Montoya vs. California PoolsVerdict for plaintiff in the amount of $280,000
Foster vs. Farmers InsuranceSettled case for over $300,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawLawLL.B - Bachelor of Laws1974
University of California - BerkeleyEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trial Advocacy SkillsTrial advocacy skills, suggestions, pointers, etc.1993
Jury Trial SkillsJury Trial Skills1992