Nick Morrow

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“Why do I love my job? Because when we win a case, we make a positive difference for someone who has been wronged.”

Biography

Nick Morrow is a trial and Houston personal injury attorney. He has represented a variety of clients, but these days he mostly represents ordinary people and small businesses in personal injury and breach of contract lawsuits.

From growing up in a small town to succeeding at the highest levels of corporate law, Nick has a unique life experience. This helps him understand his clients’ needs, solve complicated problems, negotiate settlements with large and powerful companies, and connect with judges and juries. Most importantly, he is fiercely loyal to his clients.

Nick is a fourth-generation Texan. He grew up in a middle-class family in Sealy. He was brought up in a home that valued hard work, honesty, and loyalty.

Nick did well in school. He was one of the first Sealy High School graduates to receive admission to an Ivy League school, Cornell University. Despite making the Dean’s List at Cornell, Nick was called back home to the University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated college with high honors. He then received a scholarship and graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law, the number one ranked law school in Texas.

While still in law school, Nick was recruited and offered a job at Fulbright & Jaworski (now Norton Rose Fulbright), one of the world’s largest and most prestigious defense trial law firms. As he moved up the ranks, Nick distinguished himself from among thousands of lawyers at Fulbright and was promoted to equity partner, the equivalent of an owner of the law firm.

His many years at Fulbright taught Nick how to handle every facet of a lawsuit, including how to try cases and negotiate settlements at the highest level. He also learned how large corporations and insurance companies do business, and how they value and settle lawsuits.

During his time at Fulbright, Nick handled breach of contract, patent, and personal injury cases involving millions of dollars. In some cases, more than a billion dollars were at stake.

Nick has been a member of several professional defense organizations and was asked to serve on the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, a preeminent organization for civil defense trial lawyers in Texas.

Fulbright provided both great experience and long-term security, but something was missing. Having grown up in a small Texas town, Nick wanted to represent ordinary people and small businesses, folks who cannot afford Fulbright.

To do that, Nick decided to start a contingency fee firm, where lawyers front all the fees and case expenses for clients who cannot afford them and only get paid when their clients win. He partnered with his longtime friend from law school, John D. Sheppard, to found Morrow & Sheppard LLP.

Pro Bono

Nick is proud to have represented numerous indigent clients for free on a pro bono basis.

Nick has been privileged to represent several indigent women and children who required legal assistance through the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program. He has also participated in the Veterans’ Legal Clinic in Houston.

Personal

Nick is married to Amanda, a native Houstonian, and real estate agent. They have been blessed with twin boys, Robbie and Tommy, who surprised everyone when they were born at only 24 weeks —four months early. The Morrow family attends St. Luke’s Methodist Church in Houston.

Although his work and his family occupy most of his time, Nick does enjoy watching college and pro football. While his basketball-playing days have come and gone, he occasionally gets the blood flowing by jogging or attempting to play golf.

Cases Handled

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Organizations & Honors

Professional Organizations

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Maritime Law Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyer’s Program
  • Houston Young Lawyer’s Association (former)
  • Board of Directors, Texas Association of Defense Counsel (former)

Education

  • Cornell University (attended)
  • University of Texas at Austin (B.A., with high honors)
  • University of Texas School of Law (J.D., with honors)

Admitted to Practice

  • All Texas state and federal courts
  • Federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • In the past, to represent clients in other states, Nick has been admitted to appear on a temporary basis in a number of jurisdictions, including Michigan and Louisiana.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

Nick Morrow is a GREAT lawyer that really knows his job. He made me feel comfortable about hiring him to handle my case. He’s trustworthy and very... compassionate about his work. His staff is awesome also, everyone was nice and friendly to me when I visited the office. The settlement I received exceeded my expectations, it was four times what I expected. I would highly recommend Morrow and Sheppard to anyone needing legal representation. Thanks again Nick!!read more
Houston R.
Houston R.
21:08 27 May 20
I was injured working offshore. Morrow & Sheppard handled my maritime case and won a great settlement for me. If you have been injured at work,... Morrow & Sheppard are great offshore injury lawyers.read more
tim C.
tim C.
02:19 30 Nov 19
Morrow & Sheppard won my family a multimillion dollar settlement in a wrongful death case after my kids’ father died. The settlement money will help... make sure my family is taken care of, and that my kids can go to college. If you have a wrongful death case or a loved one dies at work, call Morrow & Sheppard. They will take care of you.read more
Dwana M.
Dwana M.
16:26 27 Nov 19
I worked with Nick Morrow, John Sheppard, Daniel Sheppard, Patrick McGinnis, and Chris West on my maritime injury case. These guys were incredible. I... was injured badly working on a tugboat, and was forced to leave my career. These lawyers assured me I had a right to recover damages under the Jones Act, even when several other lawyers turned down my case. Morrow & Sheppard went above and beyond. They took on costs like hiring expensive experts and taking depositions so that I could be in the best position to prove my case. I watched them handle every excuse the defense lawyers threw at me, and ultimately forced the defendant’s hand in to paying me what I deserved. Morrow & Sheppard always kept me informed and up to date on my case, and developed a personal relationship with me. I would give them the highest recommendation. I still keep in touch with them, and look forward to seeing them whenever I pass through Houston.read more
Brent L.
Brent L.
19:50 18 Nov 19
Morrow & Sheppard helped me when my employer breached my contract. They took the case from start to finish, and won our trial. If you’ve been... injured or wronged at work, call Morrow & Sheppard.read more
Ky E.
Ky E.
22:53 14 Nov 19
I suffered a work injury when the work vehicle I was riding in was involved in an accident with another car. Morrow & Sheppard took my case and won... a great settlement for me. If you need a work injury attorney, I highly recommend Morrow & Sheppard.read more
Dinah R.
Dinah R.
00:39 12 Nov 19
These guys were there when I needed help and advisement..Don’t waste your money or time going elsewhere..thank you Nick and thank you to Chris... also..great peopleread more
Steven K.
Steven K.
14:43 05 Jan 19
Nick Morrow and John Sheppard are the best. I was paralyzed in a work injury. Several other lawyers turned down my case. Morrow & Sheppard hired... expensive experts, took dozens of depositions, and proved my case. I saw them in court against a team of defense lawyers, and the defense lawyers didn’t stand a chance. Morrow & Sheppard took my case all the way when nobody else would. Now my family is set up for life. Throughout the process, they kept me updated and made me feel like I was more than a number. I still talk to Nick to this day. Morrow & Sheppard exceeded my expectations in every way, and I cannot recommend them enough. If you are injured at work, call Morrow & Sheppard.read more
jeff H.
jeff H.
23:20 17 Oct 18
John Sheppard and Nick Morrow were two of the brightest stars in my law school class and my class of lawyers at Fulbright & Jaworski, one of the most... elite and prestigious law firms in Houston and Texas. I have known both of them for well over a decade now and throughout that time they have both always lived up to the highest standards of intellect, tenacity, and professionalism. They are both winners. If you need a Houston lawyer who will stand up for your rights and get you the justice you deserve, I wholeheartedly recommend Morrow & Sheppard. read more
Holt L.
Holt L.
20:39 17 Jul 15
John Sheppard, with Morrow & Sheppard LLP, is brilliant. On more than one occasion, he successfully represented various affiliated companies I was... part of. John is very diligent, thorough and fights hard for righteousness. There were numerous times that he helped us through extremely difficult moments. John is very professional, responsive and respectful. I highly endorse Morrow and Sheppard LLP for legal representation and/or legal assistance needs. read more
Don K.
Don K.
21:19 15 Jul 15
My experience with John, at Morrow and Sheppard, during my company’s litigation was better than I could have imagined (considering the circumstances... of being involved in litigation). What stood out to me the most, was John’s tenacity in preparation. I later realized this came from two places, one he didn’t want to lose and two (and most importantly) he CARED so much about me getting justice. I cannot stress this enough, when you are dealing with a lawyer that truly cares, then all of the other stresses I had around the case seemed to go away. I was always kept up to date with what was going on in our case, and he always made it very clear he was just an email or call away! In addition to these attributes, he also knows the law and is willing to fight for what is right! It would be tough to find another lawyer that is as highly effective, skilled, knowledgeable, ethical and has such an impeccable reputation (which is well deserved). I would recommend Morrow and Sheppard to anyone seeking out a law firm, in the event they needed counsel.read more
Brian R
Brian R
16:04 14 Jul 15
Nick and John are a great team. They are both honest, trustworthy and have a tenacious work ethic on behalf of their clients. They stand behind... these qualities, having left partnerships at great law firms to commit 100% to achieving results for individuals and businesses. They will fight for you and I'm proud to call them clients and friends.read more
Jim B.
Jim B.
13:58 13 Jul 15
John and Nick are outstanding lawyers. They are both extremely sharp, skilled, hard-working, and passionate about what they do. I would highly... recommend either of them to anyone looking for high-level service that also happens to be affordable.read more
Will M.
Will M.
22:08 10 Jul 15
Morrow & Sheppard would be my first call for legal assistance. I have known Nick Morrow for years and I cannot say enough positive things about him.... He is smart, dedicated, ethical, dependable, and very thorough with every client. I would strongly recommend this firm to anyone looking for top of the line legal assistance. read more
Anne Louise C.
Anne Louise C.
15:28 24 Jun 15
Morrow & Sheppard LLP is an outstanding law firm. I have known Nick Morrow for many years. He is honest, hardworking, and very attentive to his... clients. I could not recommend him enough for your legal needs. read more
Caroline B.
Caroline B.
21:25 23 Jun 15
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