Bolch Judicial Institute
Duke Law School
In 2009, Judge Morris began his service on the Second District Court of Appeal. Immediately prior, he was the chief judge in the Sixth Judicial Circuit (Pinellas/Pasco), where he had served as a judge since 1997. He serves on the Supreme Court Judicial Management Council.
Before becoming a judge, he practiced law for seventeen years. After serving as a partner and Florida Committee member with Foley & Lardner, he formed his own firm. He had a litigatory and transactional corporate, commercial and real estate practice. Martindale-Hubbell rated him AV.
Judge Morris holds a B.S. from the University of Florida, a J.D. from DePaul University, and a LL.M. from Duke University. He was editor-in-chief of Judicature.
Born in Jacksonville, he graduated from Tarpon Springs High School and married his high school classmate. They raised three children together.