Lawyer Profile

Law School - Samford University Cumberland School of Law

Bar Admission - 9/27/1976

Law Office Locations: Birmingham, Bessemer, Montgomery

Geographic Areas Served: Jefferson, Shelby, Montgomery

Wayne Morse

Waldrep, Stewart & Kendrick, LLC

2850 19th Street South

Homewood, AL 35209

Phone: 205-327-8325

Toll Free | 800-476-5128


Wayne Morse is a trial and appellate lawyer representing plaintiffs and defendants in civil lawsuits.  He has tried personal injury, wrongful death, insurance fraud and bad faith, employment discrimination and business tort cases.  He has litigated, mediated and arbitrated more.  Morse has handled appeals before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the Supreme Court of Alabama and the Supreme Court of Tennessee.  He understands that the case is about you, the client, and not him.  He is fierce and relentless.

Areas of Practice: 
Business Torts
Employment Discrimination
Personal Injury
Wrongful Death
Wage and Hour

Alabama and Tennessee
Supreme Court of the United States
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States District Courts for the Northern Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
United States Tax Court

American Bar Association
Alabama State Bar
Birmingham Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association


Wayne Morse graduated from Samford University, J.D., 1976 (Phi Delta Phi); Birmingham-Southern College; B.S., 1972 (Omicron Delta Kappa).

Wayne Morse is married to Amy Baddour Morse.  His father was a highly decorated Marine who served the United States in two wars. 

Wayne Morse is a member of The Rotary Club, Newcomen Society and has been  honored for fundraising and support for Multiple Sclerosis.  He has been active in other community activities. He is a member of and involved at the Cathedral Church of the Advent (Episcopal).


Death Actions for Federal Violations in Alabama, Vol. No. 1, Samford
(Cumberland) Law Review; ABC's of ERISA: An Alabama Perspective, Vol. 57, No. 7, Alabama Lawyer; Oops It Happened Again: Inadvertent Disclosure Under New Federal Rule of Evidence 502(a), Pretrial Practice and Discovery Committee Newsletter, Summer 2009; regular contributor to Litigation Counsel of America's Litigation Commentary & Review on commercial law issues.

Professional Honors:

Highest possible rating, AV, by Martindale-Hubbell; Fellow of the Litigation Counsel ofAmerica (an honor society for experienced and effective litigators and trial lawyers); Council on Litigation Management; Dean's Cabinet, Samford University, Cumberland School of Law; Named one of region's "Top Attorneys" by Birmingham magazine; Master of the Bar in Birmingham Inns of Court.  

Wayne Morse is an A-V rated lawyer (Martindale-Hubbell''s highest rating).  He is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, which honors experienced trial lawyers and litigators.  Within the Litigation Counsel ofAmerica, he has been tapped into the Order of Justitia and the Order of Certus, based on his winning trial and appellate records respectively.   He has been recognized as one of Birmingham's "Top Attorneys" in a vote by other attorneys. 


Counsel of record for Amicus Curiae and author of two briefs, one for the petition and another on the merits, in support of Cory Maples in Cory Maples v. Kim Thomas pending in the Supreme Court of the United States.  Obtained affirmance in Eleventh Circuit of judgment in favor of a law firm, Roger Shuler v. Ingram & Associates, No. 10-14509 (11th Cir. Sept. 29, 2011).

Obtained a judgment for an employer in a retaliatory discharge lawsuit against an employer. Obtained dismissal of putative class action against City of Birmingham alleging civil rights violations because Municipal Court Magistrates were allegedly inadequately trained. Recently obtained a verdict and judgment in a wrongful death lawsuit in favor of a forestry management company accused of negligently performing an urban forestry management plan. Currently, representing Estate as litigation and trial counsel in complex commercial litigation against one of nation's largest private companies.
Currently representing as litigation and trial counsel public agency in FLSA lawsuits involving more than 50 plaintiffs.
Obtained judgment for national law firm in legal malpractice lawsuit.
In 2010, prevailed in three appeals before the Supreme Court of Alabama.
Recently obtained a defense judgment for Birmingham law firm in Fair Debt Collections Practices Act lawsuit.
In 2010, successfully defended a Board of Education in two Title VII lawsuits.
In 2010, successfully defended a bank against claims of fraud in connection with loan commitments.
Successfully defended an Alabama Fire District in case involving catatstrophic injuries. Successfully defended a private paramedic company in wrongful death case of teen's cardiac arrest.


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