2019 Top Attorneys: Morris & Dewett, LLC
Personal Injury • Workers’ Compensation • 18 Wheeler Accidents • Medical Malpractice
Safety is everyone’s concern. When a trucking company violates a safe driving rule or a company man ignores an oil field safety rule, it endangers all of us. Our clients and our cases have provided clear evidence of an increasing trend of large companies ignoring safety rules and causing danger to our community. Safety is starting to take a backseat to profits. We all use the highways. Most of us have friends or family working in the oil field. Our entire community now and into the future becomes safer by enforcing safety rules.
The only thing that restores safe practices to our community is to make it more expensive for safety rule violators when they violate safety rules and cause us harm in our own backyard. Despite facing billion dollar insurance companies with their own teams of lawyers, the law firm of Morris & Dewett, currently has 53 jury trials set for 2019. Our firm continues to fight hard. As acting champions for this community and our clients, we blazed a path to enforce safe practices in the work place and safety rules on the road.
Morris & Dewett, LLC takes seriously its commitment to give back to the Shreveport/Bossier communities or communities it serves. From promoting integrity in the legal profession, sponsoring local athletic programs, supporting our local police departments and first responders to helping fund after-school/summer programs for under-privileged children, Morris & Dewett, LLC believes in giving back. The firm’s attorneys and staff consistently put their needs on hold to provide hands-on assistance to non-profit groups that are working to improve the lives of the less fortunate.
Here are just a few of the community-based projects we are proud to support:
- Shreveport American Veterans
- Shreveport Bar Association Veteran’s Depart
- Shreveport Bar Association Ask-A-Lawyer Clinic
- Shreveport Bar Association Krewe of Justinian
- Bossier City Police Shop with a Cop
- Shreveport City Police – Operation Santa Claus
- Christian Services Program
- Now I’m Alive Ministries
- Caddo Magnet High School
- Southwood High School
- Parkway High School
- Capt. Shreve High School
- Evangel Christian Academy
- Temple of Vision
- Women of Vision
- LA Rebels – Softball
- Bossier Dixie League – Baseball
Hard work, tenacity and relentless pursuit of settlement or judgment has resulted in members of our firm being recognized by Super Lawyers year after year as Rising Stars. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is a peer recognized forum for firms receiving judgments over a million and over two million. Our firm has been honored in both. To keep our skills sharp, we have taught numerous continuing education classes for trial strategy and motion practice to other lawyers in our community.
Our firm works with some of the nation’s top jury consultants to assist its practice in both Louisiana and Texas. Our firm regularly conducts mock jury trials/focus groups to ensure that our clients’ cases are perceived by jurors in the best possible light. “Lawyer talk” should never outweigh the importance of what really happened.
GET TO KNOW OUR SUPER LAWYERS
Trey Morris has been involved in numerous trials and settlements reaching well over a million dollars. He regularly reminds his team, “No case will settle for real justice value unless the other side fears we can win at trial.” He has been heard telling his clients, “Some lawyers put checks on their walls, but our walls are covered with framed judgments we fought to win.” Trey has consistently been peer reviewed as one of Shreveport’s Top Lawyers. He has also been recognized as a “Louisiana Rising Star” by Super Lawyers and as one of “Louisiana’s Outstanding Young Lawyers” by Louisiana Life. Trey has litigated successfully with some of the best lawyers in the country in Louisiana and Texas.
Justin C. Dewett had his first trial two days into practice and now prefers the courtroom over his office. Justin has consistently been named as one of Shreveport’s Top Lawyers. He has also been recognized as a “Louisiana Rising Star” by Super Lawyers and as one of “Louisiana’s Outstanding Young Lawyers” by Louisiana Life. Justin has been a part of multimillion dollar settlements and judgments. Justin teaches other lawyers from across the state about litigation strategy, motion practice, and premise liability. Justin is one of the few lawyers who tried two cases in which each jury returned a verdict for more money than asked in closing argument.
Meagan E. Shadinger achieved her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia. Her hard work and high grades earned her a scholarship to LSU Law School. Meagan clerked for Hon. John M. Robinson and Hon. Jeff Cox at the 26th Judicial District Court. Meagan was highly recruited to lead the legal writing division of Morris & Dewett. As the firm’s top writer, she has worked on briefs to state district courts, state appellate courts, the Louisiana Supreme Court, U.S. district courts and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Meagan also works on the firm’s top litigation cases to prepare cases for trial. Meagan has also been selected as “Louisiana Rising Star” by Super Lawyers.
Elizabeth A. Hancock won her first trial with Morris & Dewett, and has maintained an unparalleled standard of excellence since. A U.S. Air Force veteran, she served as a Security Forces Airman before earning her MBA and Juris Doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law. Elizabeth served as President of the Military Justice Society, and as the North Dakota State director of the Military Spouse JD Network. Prior to coming to MD, She founded her own law practice, where she specialized in Immigration and Nationality law, never once losing a case. Her undefeated record led her to Morris & Dewett where she brings a personal, professional touch to every case.
Chancellor Nerren’s academics earned him a scholarship to LSU Law School where he graduated with the title of Vice President of Trial Advocacy. Within weeks of receiving his license Chancellor was in court the courtroom fighting for his clients. In only four months Chancellor had already won his first trial. He was hired at Morris & Dewett to be part of the trial team that is consistently regarded as one of the best in the state.