Mr. Morris is a partner at The Blum Firm and has devoted himself to the practice discipline of probate since the start of his education. Mr. Morris is focused on consumer and commercial litigation, probate, guardianship and estates, probate and fiduciary litigation, bankruptcy litigation and other general litigation. Mr. Morris represents people, small businesses, and corporations in litigation matters and has tried numerous cases to verdict. He has also been hired by Harris County and many other counties in Texas to serve in a fiduciary capacity as Ad Litem, Administrator, and Guardian. His duties as an administrator consist of accounting for and protecting the assets of a decedent’s estate, producing distributions to creditors, tracking down family members that might be heirs or have an interest in the estate, and winding up the estate.
Education & Admissions
- Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Texas A&M University, 1997.
- Juris Doctor, University of Houston Law Center, 2001.
- Admitted to practice law: Texas, 2001.
- Admitted to practice law: United States District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas, 2005.
- State Bar of Texas, 2001 – Litigation Section; Estate Planning & Probate Section
- National Guardianship Association
- National College of Probate Judges
- Texas Guardianship Association
- Houston Bar Association
- Houston Association of Debtors Attorneys
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- Tarrant County Probate Bar Association
- Tarrant County Bar Association
- Dallas Bar Association
- Texas Super Lawyers – 2015 - 2019
- Texas Rising Stars – 2011-2015
- H Texas Magazine Top Lawyers – 2013
- Houston’s Top Lawyers, Houstonia Magazine 2012-2014
- Distinguished Justice Advocates – Top 1% Attorneys In America
- “Best Lawyer” by Best Lawyers in America – 2021
- America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
Scholarly Lectures & Writings
- Fiduciary Duties in Real Estate Transactions and Beyond, Tarrant County Probate Bar Association (2021)
- COVID-19 Has Increased Demand for Estate Planning. Here is How to Do It Right, Texas Lawyer (2020)
- The University of Houston Law Center’s People’s Law School (2019)
- ‘Signing’ Without Signing: What Every Estate Planner Should Know About the Federal E-Sign Act and the Texas Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, Montgomery County Bar Association (2018)
- Agents and Managers for Athletes, Actors and Musicians and the Related Fiduciary Duties, The State Bar of Texas (2018)
- ‘Signing’ Without Signing: What Every Estate Planner Should Know About the Federal E-Sign Act and the Texas Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys’ Annual Council of Advanced Practitioners Conference (2018)
- The University of Houston Law Center’s People’s Law School (2018)
- How Not to Pay the Piper – Creditors and Estates, San Antonio Estate Planners Council’s Docket Call in Probate Court (2018)
- Dealing with MERP Claims Through Probate Proceedings, Advanced Elder Law (2017)
- The University of Houston Law Center’s People’s Law School (2017)
- The Changing Face of the Jury Trial, Fiduciary Litigation Seminar (2016)
- Working with Creditors and Claims in Guardianship, Dependent and Independent Administrations, The University of Texas School of Law’s Estate Planning, Guardianship, and Elder Law Conference (2016)
- Prejudgment Processes and Procedures to Level the Playing Field – Tricks, Traps and Opportunities from a Litigator and Judicial Perspective, The State Bar of Texas’s Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course (2016)
- The University of Houston Law Center’s People’s Law School (2016)
- Texas Guardianship Manual (Editor and Co-Author), State Bar of Texas (2015)
- Prejudgment Processes and Procedures to Level the Playing Field – Tricks, Traps and Opportunities from a Litigator and Judicial Perspective, Fiduciary Litigation Seminar (2015)
- The University of Houston Law Center’s People’s Law School (2015)
- The Probate Process from Start to Finish, National Business Institute (2015)
- Intersection of Probate and Bankruptcy, Houston Paralegal Association, 2014.
- Probate Process Start to Finish, Institute for Paralegal Education, 2014.
- Fiduciary Duties in Real Estate Transactions: Recognizing Relationships That Might Result in Fiduciary Duties, Houston Bar Association Real Estate Section, 2013.
- Planning for the Future, Mended Hearts, July 2011.
- Guardian Ad Litem and Contested Matters, South Texas College of Law 26th Annual Wills and Probate Institute, 2011.
- Estate Planning and Probate, The People’s Law School, April 2009 and November 2009.
- Foundations of Estate Administration, Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step Is Important, 2009.
- Preparing to Begin the Administration Process, Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step Is Important, 2009.
- Finding FDCPA Claims in Bankruptcy, Houston Association of Debtors Attorneys, February 2008.