Butler Snow is pleased to announce that Mitchell K. Morris has joined the firm’s Richmond office. He will practice with the firm’s product liability, toxic tort, and environmental litigation group.
Morris regularly represents clients in high-exposure traumatic injury, wrongful death, intentional tort, environmental, and complex commercial matters, and has served as national punitive damages counsel to a Fortune 250 transportation company. Morris also devotes a significant part of his practice to combatting fraud and abuse in mass and class actions. Morris represents clients nationally, and has appeared in state or federal courts in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, West Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, Missouri, New York, and California.
“We are pleased to continue growing our Richmond office with the addition of Mitch,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “The depth of experience he brings will further strengthen the firm and our product liability, toxic tort and environmental litigation group.”
Butler Snow’s product liability, toxic tort and environmental litigation attorneys defend tort litigation against companies doing business throughout the United States. They represent manufacturers, distributors and service providers from a broad range of industries, including aviation, automotive and trucking, firearms, agricultural chemicals, and industrial chemicals. They handle cases involving a wide array of products, including recreational products, motor vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, highway products, personal watercraft boats, industrial machinery, hand tools, hand tool vibration cases, asbestos, silica, benzene, metal working fluids, tires, oil and gas product equipment and many other industrial and consumer products. Benchmark Litigation selected the firm as its 2018 “Product Liability Law Firm of the Year.”
Morris has been recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. as a “Leading Lawyer,” Transport: Rail and Road, Virginia, by Super Lawyers® as a “Virginia Rising Star,” business litigation, class action and was elected to Law360’s transportation editorial advisory board in 2018. He is a member of the Virginia Bar, the Association of Transportation Law Professionals, the Defense Research Institute, and a former board member of the Richmond chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Morris received his bachelor’s degree, with distinction, from the University of Virginia and his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Washington and Lee University School of Law.