"Experience and Common Sense on the Bench"
Growing up in a home with four sisters and a father who was a sitting Circuit Court Judge, I learned far more about the practice of law and the relationships of law to people than any book or professor taught me. He taught me to respect the law and every aspect and person involved with the law. It didn’t matter if they were a file clerk to the Supreme Court Justice, they all were part of a system doing a greater good for our community. It is time for me to carry on a legacy in this profession that both upholds the law, treats all who are in the profession or come before it with dignity and respect, and most importantly, to show publicly my love of the law. I have a wonderful husband and 5 children ranging in ages from 1 to 19! And although it can be chaotic at times I would not have it any other way. I am avid reader, love to travel and especially enjoy parenting my wonderful children. Having a one year old at this stage of my life makes me appreciate everything around me!
I am comfortable in the courtroom. In addition to basically growing up in the court system with my father, Judge Geoffrey “Jeff” Morris, I became an attorney almost 20 years ago. I have learned and lived through almost every aspect of the law over those past 20 years. My legal career has led me down the path to hold many invaluable positions starting as a staff attorney for Judge McDonald, to a large insurance defense firm, to heading up a personal injury firm, then to owning my own firm and finally being part of one of the largest personal injury firms in the area as head of the litigation department. I have practiced in the areas of criminal defense, civil litigation, family law, to probate and estates. I have a strong desire for fairness and equality despite anyone’s race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic position, or gender. I hope to abide by the laws as outlined by the esteemed lawmakers and add in the element of kindness, fairness and hope to all of those that might come before me.
I just successfully tried two civil cases in Jefferson County Circuit Court within the past year despite COVID. I have litigated over thousands of cases in my career from District Court to Circuit Court. When I am elected I promise to uphold the position of Circuit Judge with the upmost dignity and respect that it deserves. It would be a privilege to serve my community in this regard. I would be honored and grateful to serve in this position and will do so to the best of my ability. As my father always said and now it is my mantra as well, “I love the law.”