Cecil E. Morris

Director

cmorris@fwlaw.com

(303) 894-4424

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Education

  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1982
    • Review of Law and Social Change, Articles Editor
    • Root-Tilden-Snow Scholarship
  • University of Oklahoma, B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, 1979
    • Bronze Letzeiser Medal
    • Cortez A.M. Ewing Public Service Fellowship
    • Outstanding Senior
    • Pe-Et, Top Ten Seniors
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

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.