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About Barton Morris

Attorney Morris has enjoyed a very successful and distinguished career as a trial lawyer. 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. Mr. Morris fights for his clients and does not just plea them guilty. 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. His firm is prepared to take on complex legal issues with success. Barton Morris was chosen as a Top Lawyer of Metro Detroit for 2012 and 2013 for DUI/DWI and criminal defense by DBusiness Magazine. Barton Morris was also chosen as a Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense for 2014-2015 and Barton Morris is the only Lawyer in Michigan designated by the American Chemical Society as a "Forensic Lawyer-Scientist"

Attorney Barton Morris Featured In SADO Criminal Defense Newsletter

October 11th, 2017|

By: Neil Leithauser, Associate Editor State Appellate Defender Office and Criminal Defense Resource Center Please tell us something about your background, where you practice, and how long you have been a criminal defense lawyer. In law school, I clerked for Judge David F. Breck in the Oakland County Circuit Court.

Update on Royal Oak’s Unlawful Vehicle Noise Ordinance

August 6th, 2017|

Woodward Avenue is host of the Annual Dream Cruise which draws thousands of car enthusiasts and their vehicles all summer long. Many of those vehicles make more noise than others and sometimes their owners do it purposely. They rev their loud engines and squeal their tires on the pavement to

Barton Morris Obtains Acquittal of Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

July 20th, 2017|

Acquittal of driving under the influence of marijuana resulting in death using the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act Section 8 defense Myah had left work at approximately 11 pm on February 16, 2015. She was traveling on Washtenaw Road entering the on-ramp of northbound US-23 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County. While

Barton Morris Earns Dismissal in Federal Court Drug Trafficking Case

June 21st, 2017|

Multiple Kilogram Drug Trafficking Case Dismissed in Federal Court   Knock and Talk On October 31, 2016 at 11:00 pm seven heavily armed Drug Enforcement Agency Special Agents and a drug dog arrived at my client Mario’s Pontiac home for a “knock and talk”. They did not have a search

5 Ways to Fight a Marijuana DUI in Michigan

March 16th, 2017|

  With an increase of marijuana use in Michigan there has also been an increase of marijuana impaired driving arrests. Michigan law currently penalizes driving with any amount of active THC within a driver’s blood - its a misdemeanor and treated the same as a DUI for alcohol. Those who

5 Things You Must Do To Help Ensure A Full License Reinstatement

February 28th, 2017|

5 Things You Must Do to Ensure You Get Your License Back in Michigan You’ve driven with the Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) for a year and are ready to have it removed.  Now what?  The good news is that the hardest part is already behind you! Obtaining the

How Much Marijuana Equals Intent to Deliver?

February 21st, 2017|

When a prosecutor charges someone with possession of marijuana they will generally also charge possession with the intent to deliver (PWID) if the weight is over a particular amount. It’s a big deal because possession with intent to deliver is a felony with a maximum possible penalty of four years

Understanding a DUI Investigation In Michigan

December 11th, 2016|

  I passed the balance and coordination tests so why do I have to take a breath test on the road? I should have been released and instead I am going to jail. The moment a police officer suspects a motor vehicle driver has recently been drinking alcohol they will

How to Estimate your Bodily Alcohol Content

June 16th, 2016|

Do the Math and Keep you Cash Police are really cracking down these days on drivers who decide to drink past the legal limit, get behind the wheel of their vehicle, and drive without any regard for anyone else’s safety, including their own. In an age with so many advancements