Harvey B. Morris is a lifelong Alabamian who has been practicing law
in Huntsville since getting his law degree and passing the state bar in
Born in Athens, Alabama, Harvey Morris graduated from Decatur High School,
the first person in his family to get a high-school degree. Harvey
excelled in the classroom but also made his mark on the football field
and received a scholarship from the University of Alabama, where he
played under legendary coach Bear Bryant.
Currently, Harvey Morris focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful
death arising out of defective products and accidents, as well as
Areas of Practice:
He is a member of the Alabama Association for Justice as well as the
Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, serving as its president in
1982 and 1983.
As an undergraduate, Harvey Morris already had his sights on becoming a lawyer
and was able to expedite that process under the rules at that time by
enrolling at the university’s law school after three years as an
undergrad. He received his J.D. in 1966, returned to his home turf and
has been practicing in Huntsville from that day to this.
At first, he worked in the law firm of Smith, Johnston & Walker,
where he concentrated his practice on personal injury, criminal defense,
and domestic relations. Later, he went out on his own and founded the
firm that would become Morris, King & Hodge.
Morris says he has no plans to slow down any time soon—because he loves his work too much.
“It’s just fun,” he says. “Where else do you have the chance to be
confronted with 12 people in the jury box—12 different personalities—and
try to convince those individuals that your position is correct?
Sometimes people say, ‘Why don’t you retire?’, and the answer is:
Because it’s just too much fun.”
Over the course of his nearly 50-year career, Harvey Morris has handled
numerous significant verdicts and settlements and has been recognized
for his many contributions to the legal profession. He is a fellow in
the American College of Trial Lawyers, which is limited to one percent
of the nation’s trial lawyers. In addition, he has been named to Best
Lawyers in America, SuperLawyers, the Top 100 Trial Lawyers and has
received Martindale-Hubbell’s top AV lawyer rating.