James M. Morgan | Partner
James M. Morgan is a founding partner of Lanzone Morgan, LLP. His practice is primarily dedicated to representing injured people and their families who have suffered injuries or death due to elder abuse and neglect, especially at the hands of nursing homes or other care custodians. Mr. Morgan also handles personal injury and wrongful death cases arising out of automobile accidents, construction accidents, or other accidental injuries or death. Mr. Morgan does NOT represent large corporations or insurance companies.
Prior to forming Lanzone Morgan, LLP, Mr. Morgan served as the managing attorney of two personal injury law firms in California, where the focus of his practice was holding nursing homes and hospitals accountable for the abuse and neglect of elder and dependent adults.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Morgan’s efforts have helped lead to more than $60 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of abused and neglected elderly adults. In May of 2008, Mr. Morgan obtained a verdict in excess of $5.5 million for the surviving daughter of an elderly adult who passed away after being given the wrong medication while in a nursing home.
Mr. Morgan graduated 2nd in his graduating class at law school and has taken and passed five bar exams in the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Nebraska. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the State Bar of California, the State Bar of Arizona, the State Bar of New Mexico, the State Bar of Nebraska, the United States District Court, Southern District of California and the United Sates 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Morgan worked as a research attorney for the Honorable Warren K. Urbom, Senior District Judge, United States District Court for the Federal District of Nebraska. He also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Harold S. Herd, retired Kansas Supreme Court Justice. Mr. Morgan received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, in 1991 from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. He received his Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, in 1997 from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas.
Mr. Morgan is a published author, including co-authoring an article titled, “Distinguishing Elder Abuse Claims from Professional Negligence Claims: Why Section 425.13 Does Not Apply to Elder Abuse Claims.” Mr. Morgan has also authored a published article entitled “Tortious Interference with a Prospective Contract in Kansas: Is Actual Malice an Element of This Cause of Action?” 36 Washburn L.J. 110 (Fall, 1996).
Bar Admissions: California, Arizona, Nevada