COSTA MESA, Calif., July 16, 2014 – James L. Morris, a Partner with Rutan & Tucker, LLP, Orange County’s largest full-service business law firm, has been selected as one of California’s top labor and employment lawyers for 2014 by the Daily Journal, California’s leading legal news provider.
On July 1 6, Jim was one of 75 California attorneys featured in a special edition of the Daily Journal newspaper. He was also honored at a reception for the award recipients at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. In an era of progressively narrowing specialization in employment law, Jim has earned recognition as a top employment and labor lawyer in California by achieving extraordinary successes for employer clients across a broad spectrum of different types of employment and labor law matters. Jim’s practice is also uncommon in that it spans virtually all categories of management-side employment law, including employment litigation, employment counseling, and “traditional” labor-management matters.
He has been involved in matters as diverse as single-plaintiff discrimination and wrongful termination cases, class action wage-hour cases, union organizing, union arbitrations, unfair competition and trade secrets disputes, and numerous pre-litigation resolutions of other disputes on extremely client-favorable terms. As plaintiff-favorable outcomes in employment matters seem to involve increasingly large verdicts or settlements, the results in Jim’s cases speak to his effectiveness in achieving client-centric results. Jim is well-known for his dogged dedication to clients.
In addition, Jim has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers for ten consecutive years (2005 through 2014); and for listing in Best Lawyers in America for six consecutive years (2009 through 2014), all in the field of Employment and Labor Law.
“We are extremely proud of Jim, and honored that he was selected for the Daily Journal’s esteemed list of Top 75 Leading Labor and Employment Lawyers,” said Steve Nichols, the firm’s managing partner. “This prestigious and important honor is reserved for the best of the best. Only 75 attorneys were selected from the tens of thousands of lawyers practicing in California. Given his superb lawyering and exceptional leadership skills, Jim was no doubt an easy choice for this elite list.”
About Rutan & Tucker LLP
With offices in Costa Mesa and Palo Alto, Rutan & Tucker is California’s largest full-service law firm headquartered in Orange County, California. Primary practice areas include business and real estate litigation, corporate and securities law, labor and employment law, intellectual property, municipal and government agency law, land use law, real estate, bankruptcy, condemnation and property valuation, environmental law, and taxation and estate planning. Detailed information about the firm and its attorneys is available at www.rutan.com.