Richard D. MorrisonShareholder | Personal Injury and Product Liability
Rick Morrison is a lawyer in our Personal Injury / Products Liability Section. He is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent-Rated attorney.
Rick attended Huntingdon College where he played baseball and also served as the as the Student Government President. He graduated from Huntingdon in 1988 with honors. He attended Cumberland School of Law of Samford University and graduated cum laude in 1991. While attending Cumberland, Rick served on the Editorial Board of the Cumberland Law Review. He is a member of Curia Honoris.
Rick joined the firm in 1996 after practicing with a defense firm. Initially, Rick handled consumer and insurance fraud cases, several of which resulted in seven-figure settlements and verdicts. One of the first cases Rick handled and tried after joining the firm, Knox v. Alfa, resulted in a $1.9 million verdict.
Rick currently handles product liability and personal injury cases for the firm. Rick has been involved with numerous tire cases against almost every tire manufacturer. He has also been involved in cases against automobile manufacturers dealing with defective seat belts, seats and seat backs, fuel systems, structural integrity, safety glass, and cargo restraints. He has also handled rollover and roof crush cases dealing with SUVs and heavy trucks. In addition to the numerous cases Rick has handled against tire and automobile manufacturers, he has also represented clients with their cases relative, motorcycles, helmets, saws, tractors, presses, textiles and ATVs.
In addition to handling product liability cases for the firm, Rick has also handled numerous cases against trucking companies.
He has handled and worked on more than 40 cases that have resulted in seven-figure settlements and verdicts.
Rick has been featured in Lawyers USA, Bloomberg News, the Akron News Journal, Strategic Safety, and various other publications concerning his work on tire cases. Rick is a regular speaker concerning tire safety.
Rick currently serves as the Chair for the Products Liability Section of the American Association for Justice and serves on the Executive Committee for American Association for Justice. He also serves on the Editorial Board for the Alabama Lawyer. In addition to conducting seminars relative to tires, Rick is a regular speaker at various national and state seminars concerning product liability issues and updates. He is the author of various papers and articles relative to Product Liability issues, including "The Hidden Dangers of Cargo Vans, The Overlooked Hazard," "What you don't know may kill you - Dangers of Aged Tires,” and “Unreasonable or Reckless: Tire Retailers Failure to Follow Aging Guidelines Can Cause Severe Injury or Death.”
In December 2010, Rick was selected as Beasley Allen's Lawyer of the Year for the Personal Injury Section.
Rick is married to the former Estee Knudsen and they have a daughter, Meredith Grace, and a son, Richard Knox Morrison. He is a member of St. James United Methodist Church.
- Mississippi and U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi (2002)
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit (2002)
- Alabama (1991)
- United States District Court, Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama (1991)
- Montgomery, Mobile, Bullock, and Barbour County Bar Associations
- American Bar Association
- Alabama State Bar
- Executive Committee of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
- Montgomery County Trial Lawyers Association
- Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association
- American Trial Lawyers Association
- Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
- Huntingdon College Alumni Association (Board of Directors)
- Huntingdon College Bench and Bar Society (Chairman)
- Jimmy Hitchcock Comittee
- Cumberland School of Law of Samford University (J.D., cum laude, 1991)
- Huntingdon College (B.A., Economics, 1988)
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