Attorney Eric C. Morris, provides representation and legal counsel in matters pertaining to Civil Litigation, Class Action, Bankruptcy, Immigration, Construction Defect, Consumer Protection, Disability Rights, Criminal Defense, Labor & Employment, Insurance / Bad Faith, Mass Tort, Trusts & Estates and Real Estate. Mr. Morris has worked for law firms Stone, Rosenblatt & Cha, PLC; Koeller, Nebeker, Carlson, & Haluck, LLP; and Somach Simmons & Dunn, LLP. Mr. Morris has litigated disputes from inception through discovery, pre-trial proceedings, trial, mediation and arbitration, involving contract disputes, real estate disputes, construction defect defense, insurance defense, torts, professional licensure defense, insolvency and mortgage lending disputes.
During his years of practice, Mr. Morris assisted in successful litigation resolution of multiple complex-litigation, multi-party construction defect disputes on behalf of national developers. Mr. Morris successfully obtained a summary judgment on behalf of a developer and insurance company against a lien claimant. He successfully defended a national developer and national mortgage bank’s California real estate licenses against Department of Real Estate administrative law claims of real estate licensure violations. He second-chaired a successful prosecution of a six-figure arbitration judgment on behalf of an internet marketing company. He successfully bifurcated and licensed a national developer’s California operations with the Contractor’s State Licensing Board and Department of Real Estate. Mr. Morris successfully helped argue and win a plaintiff judgment in the United States Federal Court, Eighth Circuit, against the Environmental Protection Agency, requiring the revision of the Lead NAAQS Emission Standard to protect public health.
Mr. Morris is admitted to practice before all state courts in California; the Central, Southern and Eastern Districts of the U.S. District Court, California.
Eric C. Morris has a Juris Doctorate from Washington University School of Law, St. Louis where he was a Board Editor of the Washington University Law Review. Mr. Morris obtained his Bachelor of Arts, Business / Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to pursuing his legal endeavors, Mr. Morris served as a Congressional Page for the Speaker of the House of the United States Congress. He is an active member of the State Bar of California, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer Legal Services Program, and Walk Now.
Abigail Real & Bienvenido Real, Jr. v. Countrywide Home Loans, (2009) 2009 WL 249800 (S.D. Cal.).
Ben Zvaifler v. Mark Casey, (2010) 2010 WL 3710316 (S.D.Cal.).
Document Retention Obligations In The 21st Century, SRC At Issue (2008).
Hooshiarnejad v. HSBC Bank, N.A. (2010) 2010 WL 601066 (Cal.Superior).
Marble v. American International Group, Inc. (2011) 2011 WL 6441738 (Cal.Superior).
Merrill v. Acton Educational Services, Inc. (2011) 2011 WL 6463862 (Cal.Superior).
Sanaz Sarbasi v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., (2011) 2011 WL 552640 (C.D.Cal.).
Shirley Stoval v. Bio Profit Series I, (2009) 2009 WL 8474651 (Cal.Superior).
Sorrento Associates Inc. v. The Moving Company, (2007) 2007 WL 6957232 (S.D.Cal.).
United Van Lines LLC and Mayflower Transit LLC v. Edwards, (2008) 2008 WL 2817574 (E.D. Cal.).
United Van Lines LLC v. Besch, (2008) 2008 WL 4066203 (N.D. Cal.).
Phillips v. Mayflower Transit LLC, (2008) 2008 WL 5043374 (Cal. Superior).
Missouri Coalition for the Environment v. Leavitt and US Environmental Protection Agency, 2004 WL 5608625 (E.D.Mo.) (2004).
Relicensing Oroville Dam – The Next 50 Years, 14 CAL. WATER L. & POL’Y RPTR 306 (2004).
Threats Loom to New Melones Water Supplies, 14 CAL. WATER L. & POL’Y RPTR 340 (2004).
During his downtime, Mr. Morris enjoys distance running, hiking, sailing and travel.