- American Arbitration Association
- National Panel of Arbitrators, Commercial Arbitration
- American Association for Justice
- Commercial Law Section
- American Bar Association
- Litigation Section and Committees on Trial Practice, Securities Litigation and Business Torts Litigation
- Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
- Colorado Bar Association
- Ethics Committee
- Chair, 2004 - 2005
- Vice Chair, 2003 – 2004
- Colorado Bar Foundation
- Colorado Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on ABA Ethics 2000/Rules of Professional Conduct
- Colorado Supreme Court Standing Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct, 2003 – present
- Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
- Board of Directors
- Trial Talk, editor
- Denver Bar Association
- Faculty of Federal Advocates, United States District Court for the District of Colorado, founding member
- Historical Society of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, founding lifetime member
- Thompson G. Marsh Inn of Court
- U. S. District Court, District of Colorado,
- Conduct Committee, chair
Cecil E. Morris
Cecil E. Morris, Jr. has been in practice for more than thirty years, focusing on complex civil litigation in federal and state courts and arbitration, mainly in the areas of securities, business torts, banking, and commercial law. Cecil also serves as an arbitrator and has been a member of the National Panel of Commercial Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association for almost twenty years.
Further, Cecil practices in the areas of legal ethics and attorney discipline. He is a member of the Colorado Supreme Court Standing Committee on the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct, former Chair of the U.S. District Court Committee on Conduct, and a member and former Chair of the Ethics Committee to the Colorado Bar Association.
Cecil’s business and commercial cases have involved the governance and control of closely held entities, including corporations, partnerships, and LLC’s; the fiduciary duties of directors, officers, managers, shareholders, partners, and members; derivative claims; trade secrets; non-competition agreements; and breach of contract. His securities cases have involved private placements; investment advisors; and broker-dealer disputes. His real estate cases have involved options to purchase, purchase agreements, subdivision developments, land use, and construction disputes. Cecil’s work in the area of legal ethics and attorney discipline defense has included advising lawyers and law firms; representing lawyers in attorney discipline investigations and public disciplinary cases; representing lawyers and law firms on motions for disqualification and sanctions; and representing applicants for admission to the bar.
Cecil also writes and lectures frequently on trial practice, commercial law, and legal ethics.
- Business and Commercial Litigation
- Professional Services: Lawyers and Legal Services
- Real Estate Litigation
- Securities Litigation, Arbitration and Regulatory Defense