Business and Commercial Litigation

Attorney Barton W. Morris, Jr. represents clients in all types of business and commercial litigation, including:

  • – Breach of contract
  • – Partnership disputes
  • – Joint ventures
  • – Trade secrets and unfair competition
  • – Stock options and shareholder disputes
  • -Disputes with Insurance Companies
  • -Debt Collection
  • -Civil Defense
  • -Employment Litigation
  • -Breach of Contract
  • -Consumer Protection Violations
  • -Intentional Interference with a Business Relationship

He takes an aggressive approach when litigating on behalf of his clients. We extensively research and prepare our cases, even during the initial phases of a trial. We only represent our clients in hearings, depositions, meetings or trials if we are fully prepared. Barton W. Morris, Jr. zealously represents his clients’ interests. He is a skilled and experienced trial attorney and will use his knowledge and experience to ensure that you get the results you want.

Some cases are best settled before trial and others are best taken to trial. He will counsel you as to the advantages of the different strategies and give you an honest assessment of whether or not you should settle. If settlement is the best option, he will use our extensive negotiation experience to bring about a result that meets your needs.

Complex litigation involves a detailed and methodical approach that implements legal strategy while laying the foundation for a possible appeal. At the trial level, our firm has the experience and resources needed to navigate complex legal issues, join numerous parties to the litigation, or reduce the sheer amount of damages sought through dispositive motion practice and effective utilization of discovery. When you retain our firm, we can conduct the necessary legal and investigative work needed to ensure that the legal issues are clearly defined and outlined in the trial record. Even while we argue your case before the court, we preserve the record for a possible appeal. Our goal is to ensure that you receive the best possible representation at every stage and level of litigation.

Business advisory and general counsel services

Our attorneys draft opinion letters which guide our clients past the pitfalls inherent to their industry and alert them to dangers of entering a particular market. Our goal is to ensure that our clients have the key facts needed to ensure that they make strategic legal choices, particularly where large-scale financial assets are involved. We advise clients on matters relating to:

  • Business acquisitions
  • Buy-Sell agreements
  • Employment contracts
  • Licensing
  • Regulatory compliance

Litigation and arbitration of employment disputes

Employment contracts and policy handbooks are powerful tools in a litigator’s arsenal. The employment contract has the power to select the forum for the resolution of employment disputes and to limit opportunities for your employees to work for your competitors and solicit your customers after their employment ends.

In addition, wage and hour disputes are some of the most common claims facing employers today.  Attorney Barton Morris can help employers develop strategies to prevail on class certification motions and the merits, address possible violations and limit potential liability that can often amount to a considerable amount of money. We are well prepared to litigate wage and hour trials before juries.

Attorney Barton Morris is also available to counsel employers on complying with equal employment opportunity laws and defend employers in discrimination, harassment and retaliation lawsuits and regulatory investigations. To address these issues,  Attorney Barton Morris focuses on federal and state equal employment opportunity laws and the nuanced issues that arise under them to ensure the best possible outcome.