On Friday November 2, 2012 at a private ceremony presided by Oakland County Circuit Judge Wendy Potts, I had the pleasure of sponsoring Sarah Thomas for admission to the State Bar of Michigan as an attorney at law. Sarah has worked for me as a law clerk for the last two years. To have the opportunity to teach and mentor her has been a very enjoyable and educational experience for me. Sarah has been one of my best and brightest law clerks to date (I have had over 20). There is no doubt in my mind that she is going to be a great attorney. I am honored to have her begin her career at the Law Office of Barton Morris.
Sarah graduated at the top of her class at Cooley Law School in Auburn Hills. She passed the July 2012, her first time, with only 55% of its applicants – the lowest Michigan bar passage rate in its history. Congratulations Sarah, now the real work begins.
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 20 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.
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, 2019 and 2020 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 2014-2020 and Barton Morris is the only Lawyer in Michigan designated by the American Chemical Society as a “Forensic Lawyer-Scientist”