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Christopher R. Morris

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Christopher R. Morris

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Practice Groups

Commercial Litigation, Consumer Law Defense, Professional Liability/Claim Prevention

Industry Groups

Credit and Collection, Financial Services

Overview

Mr. Morris defends financial institutions and firms against consumer and regulatory lawsuits and advises businesses on compliance with federal credit and collection laws. He also defends attorneys, engineers, and other professionals, and represents businesses and individuals in commercial and employment disputes. 

Mr. Morris has litigated to trial complex business cases with at-risk amounts in excess of $200 million and has successfully resolved claims involving hundreds of thousands of class members. He appears regularly in courts throughout the Federal Eighth Circuit, and in state courts in Minnesota, Nebraska, and North Dakota.

Mr. Morris serves as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. He also serves as chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Investment Committee and is past chair of the Legislative Committee. Mr. Morris is a past president of the Hennepin County Bar Association.

Education & Admissions

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1992
  • Harvard University, B.A., cum laude, 1989

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota









Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Selected Member

Bar Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section 
  • Association of the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, member  
    • Investment Committee, 2013-present  
    • Investment Committee Chair, 2016-present
    • Legislative Committee, 2011-2016
    • Legislative Committee Chair, 2014-2016
    • Council Member, 2011-2014
    • Assembly, 2011-2014, 2016-present
    • Consumer Litigation Section, 2012-present
  • Hennepin County Bar Foundation
    • Past Board Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
    • President, 2009-2010  
    • Treasurer, 2007-2008
    • Secretary, 2006-2007
    • Judicial Plebiscite Committee, Chair, 2011-2013
    • Professional Conduct Committee, Co-Chair, 2000-2005
    • Finance and Planning Committee, Chair, 2005-2006 Fourth District Ethics Committee, Investigator, 2005-2008

Professional Associations

  • ACA International Members Attorney Programs 
    • Certified Instructor
    • Scholar Designation, 2013
    • MAP State Compliance Chair, North Dakota, 2011-present 
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • The National Creditors Bar Association

Civic Involvement

  • Harvard Club of Minnesota, Past President 
  • Harvard Alumni Association, Past Director
  • Prodeo Academy, tutor
  • Ralph K. Morris Foundation, Chair
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network
    • Board Member, 2008-2009

Accolades

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Commercial Litigation, 2014-2016
  • Top 40 Business Litigation Super Lawyer list, Super Lawyers, 2007
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers, 2005-present
  • Rising Stars List, Super Lawyers, 1999-2002, 2004