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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.


 


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.


 


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 Frank was named amongst the Top %5 of America's Most Honored Professionals, by the American Registry.


 


 


When not working, Frank is an avid sailboat racer, scuba diver, skier, hiker and traveler. 


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Divorce: 40%
    34 years, 600 cases
  2. Family: 40%
    34 years, 600 cases
  3. Child Support: 10%
    34 years, 600 cases
  4. Child Custody: 10%
    34 years, 600 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($350/hour), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Morris Sockle, PLLC

3025 Limited Lane NW Suite 200
Olympia, WA, 98502-2613

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive197707/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Citation of Excellence-Wiedemann WysockiAssociation of Trial Lawyers of America2005
AdvocacyAmerican Association for Justice2001
Sustaining FellowAssociation of Trial Lawyers of America2000
Certificate of MeritThurston County District Court Judges1999
Century ClubYMCA1995
Boss of the yearThurston County of Legal Support Professionals1993
Leader AppreciationWashington Chiropractic Association1990
Distiguished ServiceAmerican Massage Association1989
Outstanding SupportWashington Chiropractic Association1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDivorce Lawyers For Men2009 - Present
PartnerMorris-Sockle, PLLC2003 - Present
PrincipalFrank Morris Attorney at Law1984 - Present
AssociateBuzzard and Glenn1977 - 1984
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Thurston County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember2000 - Present
Federal Bar Association, Federal Litigation SectionMember1981 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationFounding Member1978 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
LO v Hen : Lewis County Superior CurtFavorable outcome for client
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Divorce Litigation : DLFMYour Washington Divorce: How to Control the Costs2012
Morris-Sockle LawPeer review article : Medical Malpractice2011
American Trial Lawyers AssociationATLA Activity2007
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersMedical Malpractice Reform2006
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersSalzer Hip Replacement2003
Univeristy of Puget Sound Law School & Policy JournalPeer review articles1976
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington State Bar AssociationN/ACLE Credits2012
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Central Washington UniversityHistoryBA1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington State Chiropractic AssociationExpert witnesses1990
American Trial Lawyers AssociationRole of the Chiropractor in Litigation1990
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMassage Therapist as Expert Witness1989
American Trial Lawyers AssociationChiroprators as expert witnesses1987