Three Reasons Why Barton Morris Should Be Your Lawyer




Barton Morris has exclusively practiced criminal law for over thirteen years in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties. Attorney Morris has also been very successful defending clients during that time in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He was recently selected as one of the Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit. Barton Morris has successfully defended clients charged with complex drug distribution cases, medical marijuana violation cases, theft/fraud crimes, assaultive cases especially involving weapons, sex offender, juvenile crimes, domestic violence, home invasions and drunk/drugged driving cases. Not only does Barton Morris have an extensive amount of experience, he also has engaged in a great deal of continuing legal education to ensure he provides the highest quality legal services. With respect to the specialty of defending drunk/drugged driving cases, Attorney Morris has been trained in every aspect that type of case including the operation and effectively attacking the admissibility of the DMT Datamaster breath machine – the instrument exclusively used by Michigan law enforcement to determine the bodily alcohol content of a suspected drunk driver. Barton Morris has also been trained and comprehensively understands the scientific principles behind blood testing for the resence and amount of alcohol and drugs. Barton Morris is extensively familiar with field sobriety testing and the scientific principles of the absorption and elimination of alcohol, marijuana and opiates in the human body. Barton is an active member of the National College of DUI Defense which is comprised of the best drunk driving attorneys in the country. Barton Morris is also a member of the Federal Bar Association Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, State Bar of Michigan, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan.

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Barton Morris prides himself on winning the most challenging cases that other attorneys easily give up on. He expertly files and argues legal suppression and dismissal motions with amazing success.

The single most ability that Barton Morris has perfected and is most proud of is his trial lawyer skills. Attorney Morris is known in this legal community as an especially skilled trial lawyer. Not only has Barton Morris tried dozens of complex criminal cases, he received his training from the preeminent trial lawyers in the country. The first significant training was earned at the prestigious National Association of Criminal Defense Attorney’s National Criminal Defense College. Most recently Barton was trained by renowned trial attorney Gerry Spence and his expert staff at the Trial Lawyer’s College (TLC). This training was especially intense which took place over 24 days at a Dubois Wyoming Ranch. The TLC methods have already proven to make Barton Morris be extremely powerful in the courtroom and achieve amazing results for his clients.

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Also of great importance is our criminal defense philosophy. Many attorneys simply take whatever deal is first offered by a prosecuting attorney. Barton Morris believes that the best results come when a case is effectively litigated. Legal issues are properly evaluated, pursued and argued. Preparation for trial is the best way to achieve extraordinary results. Only through hard work and effective evaluation and litigation of a case will significant results be achieved.

Barton also has an expert staff with legal assistants with decades of experience, law clerks in the top of their law school class and associate attorneys who are among the rising stars of the future.


Barton Morris and his entire staff place a priority on the highest degree of professionalism and integrity with all clients, judges, prosecutors, and court staff. When you are a client of Baton Morris you are being represented by an attorney who has earned the greatest respect of this legal community. Many attorneys are known for being chronically late and difficult to communicate with. The Law Office of Barton Morris has a policy that all calls are returned the same day and that all appointments and court hearings are timely kept. Barton Morris respects that the client’s time is just as important as his and waiting unnecessarily in court is not acceptable. Barton Morris promises that he and his staff will be fully prepared for all court and administrative hearings
and meetings. This includes ensuring the client is always prepared as well with the opportunity to have all their questions answered. Personal phone calls are routinely made to clients the day prior to any hearing to confirm the date and time and provide an opportunity for questions to be answered. We understand that peace of mind that everything is taken care of can be extremely important and relieves the stress that a legal matter can easily generate.


Whether it’s a traffic ticket or murder charges, your case is extremely important to you. No one understands that more than Barton Morris and he feels the same way. EVERY client and their case is important and they will be treated that way. No one will ever feel like their case is not being taken seriously. These issues have a direct impact on your life and your future. Barton Morris is the best lawyer for you because he really cares and understands. The reason Barton Morris was voted a top attorney and does a great job for his clients is because he truly loves to help others that are in need. There is no more rewarding and gratifying experience than helping another person properly and successfully handle their legal matter. It is this reason that Barton Morris voluntarily contributes over fifty hours per year handling cases pro bono for persons who cannot afford proper legal representation and have nowhere else to turn. There is nothing better than knowing that your lawyer really cares about you and your case and is willing to do anything within his power to fight for you. That is what a client of the Law Office of Barton Morris can expect and will receive.

Attorney Morris has enjoyed a very successful and distinguished career as a trial lawyer providing high quality legal representation in the area of state and federal criminal defense for 19 years. He is known for his trial preparation by fellow attorneys, judges and clients alike. As a trial attorney, he is dedicated to attaining justice in every case, and is prepared to take on complex legal issues with success. Barton and his law firm pride themselves on obtaining results for their clients that other attorneys cannot.

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Not only does Barton Morris have extensive experience, he also engages in continuing legal education to provide the highest quality legal services. Barton has received specialized scientific training through the American Chemical Society. He attended the prestigious Trial Lawyers College and serves on its Alumni Association Board of Directors. Barton Morris is also a board member of several distinguished legal associations including the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys, and the DUI Defense Lawyer’s Association Justice Foundation. He is also an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and has also graduated from their National Criminal Defense Trial College in Macon, Georgia.

Barton Morris was chosen as a Top Lawyer of Metro Detroit for 2012, 2013 & 2014 for DUI/DWI and criminal defense by DBusiness Magazine and Hour Magazine. Barton Morris was also chosen as a Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense for 2014-2017 and Barton Morris is the only Lawyer in Michigan designated by the American Chemical Society as a “Forensic Lawyer-Scientist”

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January 20th, 2012|