Rick Morrison is a lawyer in our Personal Injury / Products Liability Section. He is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent-Rated lawyer. Rick graduated from Huntingdon College in 1988 and graduated cum laude from the Cumberland School of Law in 1991. While attending Cumberland, Rick served on the Editorial Board of the Cumberland Law Review. He is a member of Curia Honoris. Rick joined the firm in 1996 after practicing for a time with a defense firm. Initially, Rick handled consumer and insurance fraud cases, several of which resulted in seven-figure settlements and verdicts. One of the first cases Rick tried after joining the firm, Knox v. Alfa, resulted in a $1.9 million verdict.
Rick currently handles product liability cases for the firm, including crashworthy litigation. He has been involved in cases against automobile manufacturers dealing with defective seat belts, seats and seat backs, fuel systems, structural integrity, safety glass, and cargo restraints. Rick has also handled rollover and roof crush cases involving SUVs and heavy trucks. In addition to the numerous cases Rick has handled against automobile manufacturers, he has also represented clients whose cases involved tires, motorcycles, helmets, saws, tractors, presses, textiles and ATVs. He has handled and worked on over 40 cases which have resulted in seven figure settlements and verdicts.
Rick has been featured in Lawyers USA, Bloomberg News, The Akron News Journal, and various other publications concerning his work on tire cases. Rick currently serves as the chair for the Products Liability Section of the American Association for Justice and serves on the Executive Committee. He also serves on the Editorial Board for the Alabama Lawyer. Rick is a regular speaker at various national and state seminars concerning product liability issues and updates. He is the author of various papers and articles relative to Product Liability issues, including “The Hidden Dangers of Cargo Vans, The Overlooked Hazard,” “What you don’t know may kill you – Dangers of Aged Tires.” In December 2010, Rick was selected as Beasley Allen’s Lawyer of the Year for the Personal Injury Section.
Rick is married to the former Estee Knudsen and they have two children, a daughter, Meredith Grace, and a son, Richard Knox Morrison. The family attends St. James United Methodist Church. Rick is a very good lawyer who cares deeply about his clients and their claims, and works very hard for them. We are blessed to have Rick with us.
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