Why Building A Diverse And Small General Law Practice Was Important To You Attorney Mark B. Morse
In this article, you will learn:
- The history of Mark B. Morse’s practice
My firm began in 1991 after having been involved as first an associate, then a partner with a medium-sized firm and prior to that, having been an associate with another small to medium-sized firm. I started my legal career as a judicial law clerk. Even from the time that I was a judicial law clerk, I knew that ultimately my goal would be to have my own firm, and to keep it on a small intimate basis so that I would be able to connect with my clients. I knew that I would want to concentrate my practice to represent the small businesses and individuals on a day-to-day basis, rather than devoting my practice to a large firm defense-oriented practice, where I would be representing corporations, nameless entities, insurance companies, and bigger corporate structures.
I just felt that I could connect more on a personal level by taking the tact that I did. From a very early stage, I also knew that I wanted to do a range of different things, and I didn’t want to confine myself to just one aspect of the practice. I knew that I wanted to get involved in litigation because that would have the most direct and immediate effect on the people that I was hoping to represent. For a period, I thought that I might get involved, in a criminal defense practice, and I did for a period of time. That quickly changed as my practice evolved. So now my practice is primarily civil based litigation. I also handle family court matters where I am representing different individuals with family issues.
My primary practice is personal injury claims, commercial litigation, real estate litigation, medical negligence. In the 1990s, my practice began to include ERISA (long term disability) claims. Also, in about 1995, I began to concentrate a fair amount of my practice on animal rights litigation. My animal rights litigation was a wedding gift to my wife who is an avid animal right activist. I’ve been with this practice with just myself or myself and associate plus my very loyal staff who has been with me for more than twenty years, and we have run the practice in this small and personal fashion.