Further, Barton Morris has received specialized training in the forensic analysis of solid dose controlled substances and biological specimens, which allows him to successfully argue scientific defenses including questionable forensic laboratory practices.
Barton Morris is a very accomplished trial attorney having been trained by Gerry Spence and the skilled trial attorneys at the exclusive Trial Lawyer’s College in Dubois, Wyoming. Having performed countless successful criminal jury trials means Barton Morris has the experience necessary to provide excellent representation to his clients. He is currently president of the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys and is also a board member of several distinguished legal associations including the Michigan Department of Attorney General’s Marijuana Legal Workgroup, Trial Lawyer’s College Alumni Association and the DUI Defense Lawyer’s Association Justice Foundation.
Additionally, Barton serves on the faculty of the National College for DUI Defense and the DUI Defense Lawyer’s Association. 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.
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 prosecutors. As a trial attorney, he is dedicated to attaining justice in every case. Mr. Morris fights for his clients and does not take a case just to plead a client guilty. Effective trial litigation and preparation is the best way to achieve the best results. When the prosecutor and judge know that the defense attorney is prepared for trial and will do an exceptional job, great deals are had.
Barton is also an extremely experienced federal criminal defense attorney, having practiced extensively in the Eastern and Western Federal Districts of Michigan. He has successfully litigated federal criminal cases in the areas of healthcare and Medicare fraud, mortgage fraud, as well as drug trafficking prosecutions involving cocaine, marijuana, prescription pills, and ecstasy. He has also tried cases involving murder of a federal witness, production, possession and distribution of child pornography, and money laundering. Barton has the experience, skill and passion to handle any complex criminal prosecution in the Eastern and Western Districts.
In January 2020, Barton, alongside the non-profit libertarian public interest law firm Institute for Justice, filed a federal lawsuit against the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department. This lawsuit is aimed to stop the decades-long practice of unconstitutionally seizing vehicles and other property of innocent Detroiters. Since the filing of this lawsuit, one of the clients has been reunited with his vehicle and over $2,200 that was stolen from him by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department.
In October of 2014, Barton was the first attorney in Michigan to earn the American Chemical Society designation Forensic Lawyer-Scientist due to the completion of several intensive courses in forensic chromatography, which are comprised of over 160 hours of education and lab and passing a very difficult comprehensive examination. Barton Morris is 1 of only 22 attorneys in the nation to have earned this distinction, and remains the only Forensic Lawyer-Scientist in Michigan.
Additionally, Barton Morris has earned several professional distinctions including being chosen as a Top Lawyer of Metro Detroit for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2019 and 2020 for criminal defense by DBusiness and Hour Magazine. He is rated 10/10 by AVVO and was also selected to Super Lawyers® in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
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