Super Lawyers® has recognized Butler Snow attorney Mitchell K. Morris in its 2020 edition of Virginia Super Lawyers®. Morris was named as a Rising Star for class action/mass torts: defense.
“We congratulate Mitch on this well-deserved honor,” said Christopher R. Maddux, chair of Butler Snow. “His work on behalf of our clients has earned him great respect among his peers and colleagues, and this recognition demonstrates that.”
Super Lawyers® is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous process, including a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. Only 5% of lawyers in each state or region are named to the Super Lawyers® list and no more than 2.5% are named to the Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers® identifies Rising Stars as those attorneys, 40 years old or younger, who have made exceptional contributions in a particular practice area for 10 years or less.
As a member of Butler Snow’s product liability, toxic tort and environmental and commercial litigation groups, Morris regularly represents clients in high-exposure traumatic injury, wrongful death, intentional tort, environmental, pharmaceutical and complex commercial matters, and has served as national punitive damages counsel to a Fortune 250 transportation company. He 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.
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 from 2013-2019 and was elected to Law360’s transportation editorial advisory board in 2018.
Morris is a member and former Board member of the Federal Bar Association: Richmond Chapter, as well as a member of the Virginia State Bar, and the Defense Research Institute. He 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.