Walter C. Morrison IV

Walter C. Morrison IV

Member
Location:
Ridgeland, Mississippi
Phone:
504-522-2304
Fax:
504-528-9973
Email:

Mr. Morrison practices out of the New Orleans, Louisiana and Jackson, Mississippi office locations.

Walter C. Morrison, IV was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on October 19, 1967 and raised in New Roads, Louisiana. He graduated from Catholic High School of Pointe Coupee in 1986 and from Louisiana State University with a B.S. in accounting in 1990. He attended Mississippi College School of Law where he was the Production Editor of the law review and graduated with a Juris Doctor in 1993.

Walter's practice started in Jackson, Mississippi when he joined Upshaw Williams in 1993 and focused primarily on the defense of personal injury cases. In 2000, Walter joined the firm of Sessums, Dallas & Morrison where he remained until January 2013 focusing primarily on plaintiff’s personal injury litigation, primarily medical malpractice. Walter became of counsel with Gainsburgh, Benjamin in January 2013 and he practices in both Mississippi and Louisiana.

Walter is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and an Associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has been named to the Best Lawyers in America from 2008 until 2017, and was named 2016 Best Lawyers' "Lawyer of the Year" for Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice and 2017 "Lawyer of the Year" for Plaintiffs Personal Injury in Jackson, Mississippi.  He has been named to Mid-South Super Lawyers for 2011-2016 and has an "AV" rating in Martindale Hubbell. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Litigation Counsel of America.  He is board certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.

Walter currently serves on the Adjunct Faculty of the Mississippi College School of Law where he teaches Law and Medicine. He has also lectured at the University of Mississippi School of Law and the Mississippi College School of Law in the areas of trial practice. He has given seminar and continuing legal education presentations through Barristers and the National Business Institute in the areas of litigation, evidence, medical malpractice and trial practice.

Walter is a member of the Mississippi State Bar Association and the Louisiana State Bar Association.

wmorrison@gainsben.com

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2012
  • Mississippi, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2013

Education

  • Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi
    • J.D. - 1993
    • Honors: Member, National Moot Court Competition Team (1993)
    • Law Review: Mississippi College Law Review, Production Editor, 1992 - 1993
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.S. - 1990
    • Major: Accounting

Classes/Seminars

  • University of Mississippi School of Law Trial Practice Class, Opening Statements, ABOTA, 2016
  • University of Mississippi School of Law Trial Practice Class, Experts, ABOTA, 2015
  • University of Mississippi School of Law Trial Practice Class, Direct Examination, ABOTA, 2015
  • ACTL Public Interest Lawyers Seminar, University of Mississippi School of Law, 2014
  • University of Mississippi School of Law Trial Practice Class, Opening Statements, ABOTA, 2012
  • Mississippi College School of Law Trial Practice Class , Direct Examination, ABOTA, 2012
  • Evidence in Trial Practice, Barristers, 2011
  • Mississippi College School of Law Trial Practice Class, Direct Examination, ABOTA, 2011
  • Masters in Cross Examination, ABOTA, 2010
  • Trial Practice Essentials, Barristers, 2010
  • Building Your Civil Trial Skills, NBI, 2010
  • University of Mississippi College School of Law Trial Practice Class, Voir Dire, ABOTA, 2010
  • Mississippi College School of Law Trial Practice Class, Opening Statements, ABOTA, 2009
  • Trial Practice Nuts & Bolts, NBI, 2008

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2008 - 2017
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers®, 2011 - 2016
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Member, Mississippi State Bar Association
  • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • "Authored" "Tax Evasion, Willfulness and the Subjective Standard; The Law Invites A Charlatan," 13 Miss, C.L. Rev. 195 (1992)
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • LA State Bar Association, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Mississippi State Bar Association, Member, 1993 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Sessums Dallas & Morrison, Member, 2000 - 2012
  • Upshaw Williams, Partner, 1993 - 2000