A graduate of the University of Puget Sound - School of Law, with High Distinction, Frank has spent the last 37 years litigating complex legal claims. He has successfully tried thousands of family law/divorce, medical malpractice and personal injury cases. He has won million dollar claims and been successful in highly contested custody cases. He has an excellent record in the courtroom and is a skilled negotiator. Frank enjoys working on difficult cases to win the best possible results for his clients.
Frank is an experienced and aggressive trial lawyer who has dedicated his life to fighting for justice for his clients. He prides himself on taking-on complex cases and formulating creative solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems.
Frank believes that men deserve equal rights in parenting and divorce and has worked throughout his career to help men and women achieve their goals in custody and property division.
A recipient of the American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA) Wiedemann Wysocki Citation of Excellence, Frank is the Founding Member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) distinctive Eagle Program and a Presidents’ Club member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ); and a member of Million Dollar Advocates, Thurston County Bar Association and King County Bar Association Family Law Section.
In 2016, Morris - Sockle, PLLC, was named Washington's Best Civil Litigator and Mr. Morris was among the 2016 Lawyers of Distinction as well as in the Top 10 Attorneys, as rated by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys.
Morris - Sockle, PLLC, was recently featured on Newsweek.com as a Premier Law Firm of 2017.
Frank is also the founder of Thunderbay Construction which has built and developed hundreds of homes and numerous commercial buildings in Thurston County. He is co-owner of Thunderbay Property Management, which owns and manages several professional office buildings in Olympia.
When not working, Frank is an avid sailboat racer, scuba diver, skier, hiker, and traveler.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Premier Law Firm 2017||Newsweek||2017|
|Most Innovative Law Firm||Corporate America||2017|
|Best Civil Litigator||Corporate America||2016|
|Lawyer of Distinction||Lawyers of Distinction||2016|
|Top 10 Attorneys||National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys||2016|
|Top 5%||America's Most Honored Professionals||2016|
|Citation of Excellence-Wiedemann Wysocki||Association of Trial Lawyers of America||2005|
|Advocacy||American Association for Justice||2001|
|Sustaining Fellow||Association of Trial Lawyers of America||2000|
|Certificate of Merit||Thurston County District Court Judges||1999|
|Boss of the year||Thurston County of Legal Support Professionals||1993|
|Leader Appreciation||Washington Chiropractic Association||1990|
|Distiguished Service||American Massage Association||1989|
|Outstanding Support||Washington Chiropractic Association||1987|
|Partner||Divorce Lawyers For Men||2009 - Present|
|Partner||Morris-Sockle, PLLC||2003 - Present|
|Principal||Frank Morris Attorney at Law||1984 - Present|
|Associate||Buzzard and Glenn||1977 - 1984|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Thurston County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||2000 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association, Federal Litigation Section||Member||1981 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1980 - Present|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Founding Member||1978 - Present|
|DivorceLawyersForMen.com||40 Ways to Save Money on Divorce||2017|
|Morris - Sockle||40 Years in the Trenches||2017|
|DivorceLawyersForMen.com||11 Rules for Surviving Divorce||2016|
|www.Morris-Sockle.com||Your Washington Divorce: How to Control the Costs||2012|
|Morris-Sockle Law||Peer review article : Medical Malpractice||2011|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||ATLA Activity||2007|
|Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers||Medical Malpractice Reform||2006|
|Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers||Salzer Hip Replacement||2003|
|Univeristy of Puget Sound Law School & Policy Journal||Peer review articles||1976|
|Washington State Bar Association||CLE Credits||2012|
|University of Puget Sound School of Law||Juris Doctorate||1976|
|Central Washington State College||BA||1970|
|Washington State Chiropractic Association||Expert witnesses||1990|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Role of the Chiropractor in Litigation||1990|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Massage Therapist as Expert Witness||1989|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Chiroprators as expert witnesses||1987|
|LO v Hen : Lewis County Superior Curt||Favorable outcome for client|
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