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About Morris James LLP

Morris James has been widely recognized as a leader among law firms in Delaware.

In everything we do, our goal is to put the needs of our clients first. We work collaboratively, taking advantage of the advanced technology available today, to find creative solutions to problems. We are a proud member of several international and national legal networks, including ALFA International and State Law Resources, Inc. These partnerships allow us to enhance the value we offer our clients by maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with other top independent firms.When clients visit any of our offices, they see what makes us a top law firm for Wilmington’s leading businesses and most prominent individuals. Some of the notable recognitions our firm and its lawyers have received include:

The “2014 Service to Children Award” from the Delaware Office of the Child Advocate
Recognition by Chambers USA of our Bankruptcy, Chancery, Intellectual Property, and Labor and Employment groups as some of Delaware’s leading practices in their respective fields
Recognition by The Best Lawyers in America® and Delaware Super Lawyers
AV ratings from Martindale-Hubbell
Nomination as a Go-To “Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies" for intellectual property litigation
Recognition as a top workplace in the state by The News Journal/DelawareOnline

The Morris James Litigation Group represents a wide variety of domestic and international clients in corporate/fiduciary litigation, bankruptcy and commercial litigation.

The Morris James Transactional Group represents regional clients as well as international clients engaged in alternative entity practices, commercial and residential real estate transactions, and business tax and estate planning.

ALFA International
Morris James is the sole Delaware member of ALFA International, a global network of independent law firms. ALFA's member firms endeavor to provide their regional, national, and international clients with outstanding legal services at reasonable costs. As an ALFA member, Morris James can draw upon the collective experience of the worldwide community of ALFA International firms to assist clients with competent advice on global law and practice. For more information on the ALFA International global network, go to www.alfainternational.com.

DuPont Primary Law Firm
Chosen by DuPont to handle their Delaware litigation, Morris James has won three separate awards for representation in major litigation.

Alternative Fee Arrangements and Early Case Assessment
At Morris James, we have a long-term familiarity with Alternative Fee Arrangements and Early Case Assessment through our experience with the DuPont Legal Model as a primary law firm for DuPont. Our work with DuPont, and many other Fortune 500 companies, has given us the skills to excel at leveraging our experience and efficiency to get a positive result.

Representative Clients
DuPont’s trust in us is echoed by clients such as Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington Trust Company, and Wells Fargo Bank. The State of Delaware and many municipalities throughout the state turn to Morris James because of our Delaware roots and unsurpassed skills and judgment.

Morris James is at the forefront in technology among Delaware law firms. With a state-of-the-art virtual information infrastructure, podcasting, videoconferencing, CRM software, a simulated courtroom, six blogs, client e-alerts, and a fully integrated web site and intranet, our culture embraces technology and looks forward to what the future holds.

Additional info
Year of establishment 1931 Number of Partners 32
Number of offices 4 Partner:associate ratio 1.60
Biggest office Wilmington Percentage of women attorneys 17.70
Number of attorneys 54 Percentage of minority attorneys 5.60
Number of associates 20 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 0.00
Area of practice

Morris James LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Business Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Alternative Entities
  • Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate and Fiduciary Litigation
  • Corporate Governance Counseling
  • Data Privacy and Information Governance
  • eDiscovery
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law
  • Healthcare Industry Team
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Land Use
  • Products Liability Litigation
  • Professional Liability Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Special Committee Representation
  • Business Transactions
  • Business Transactions
  • Strategic Planning and Counseling
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Corporate Advice
  • Corporate Governance Counseling
  • Corporate Trust and Fiduciary Services
  • Data Privacy and Information Governance
  • Delaware Advantage Trusts
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law
  • Energy Industry Team
  • Government Relations
  • Healthcare Industry Team
  • High Net Worth Representation
  • Legal Opinions
  • Personal Tax Advice and Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Special Committee Representation
  • Structured Finance Transactions
  • Succession Planning
  • Tax Advice for Businesses and Owners
  • Tax
  • Estates and Business Practice
Awards and recognitions

Chambers USA


At Morris James, we believe that our outstanding personnel are the firm's greatest assets and the source of our strength. Our people-first culture embraces our differences, nurtures the uniqueness of the individual and fosters an environment of mutual respect. This philosophy brings perspective to our practice and is the driving force behind all that we do at Morris James.

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Morris James LLP Headquarters

500 Delaware Avenue ,
Suite 1500,PO Box 2306
Wilmington, DE


Morris James LLP Office

850 New Burton Road ,
Suite 101
Dover, DE

302-678-8815 phone
302-678-9063 fax


Morris James LLP Office

16 Polly Drummond Hill Road
Newark, DE

302-368-4200 phone
302-368-6259 fax


Morris James LLP Office

500 Delaware Avenue ,
Suite 1500
Wilmington, DE
Suite 1500

302-888-6800 phone
302-571-1750 fax


Morris James LLP Office

107 W. Market Street ,
P.O. Box 690
Georgetown, DE

302-856-0015 phone
302-856-7116 fax

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