GARY K. MORRELL
Fax: (901) 522-0053
Email: Email Me
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice Litigation;
Personal Injury Litigation;
Wrongful Death Litigation.
LICENSURES AND ADMISSIONS TO PRACTICE
U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 1980;
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1981.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Fellow of The American College of Trial Lawyers.
Listed in The Best Lawyers In America Directory, Woodward/White, in each edition (1994 through present date), in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Law.
"AV" peer review rated (highest category) by Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory in each edition from 1991 through the present date.
Included in Mid-South Super Lawyers Directory: (for Personal Injury and/or Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice litigation).
Best Lawyers In America, 2012 Memphis Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs' Lawyer of the Year.
Selected by Peer Recognition among "Best Attorneys in Tennessee," as listed in Best Lawyers publication, January 2013.
The Daily News (Memphis, 1/8/09), "Morrell Honored for Work In Malpractice, Personal Injury Law."
Daily News (Memphis, 4/22/10), "Morrell Named Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers."
RECOVERIES, SETTLEMENTS, JURY VERDICTS
Plaintiffs' Counsel for Recoveries Obtained in the Range of $65,000,000.
Million Dollar Jury Verdicts against health care professionals, including:
Gribble v. Memphis Cancer Center ($2,500,000 jury verdict for wrongful death of housewife in Arkansas, where defendant negligently failed to irradiate a post-lumpectomy patient);
Bradford v. LeBonheur Hospital ($1,000,000 jury verdict in Memphis, Tennessee, for the wrongful death of a 3 year old child, where a hospital's emergency department failed to diagnose/treat patient's infectious disease).
Medical Malpractice recoveries at or about the multi-seven figure range:
Brain damage and wrongful death from failing to relieve excessive intra- cranial pressure following brain surgery;
Wrongful death for failing to diagnose/treat cervical cancer in timely manner;
Brain damage from anesthesiologist's premature extubation of patient;
Wrongful death for failing to diagnose/treat skin cancer in a timely manner;
Brain damage from failing to treat post-operative bleeding in timely manner.
Wrongful death for failure to diagnose/treat in a timely manner.
EDUCATION, LAW SCHOOL AND LAW REVEIW
Memphis State University School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee
J.D. - 1980;
Graduated in top 2%-3%;
Law Review: Memphis State Law Review, Member of Editorial Board and Associate Editor, 1979 - 1980;
Law Review: Memphis State Law Review, Member of Law Review, 1977 - 1980.
University of Tennessee, Martin
B.S. - 1973.
FEDERAL JUDICIAL CLERKSHIP
Federal Judicial Clerkship: U.S. District Court, W.D. Tennessee, 1980 - 1981; Law Clerk to the Honorable Odell Horton (also serving by designation on U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 6/81).
Presentation of Medical Malpractice Mock Trials in Knoxville, Nashville, Tri-Cities and Memphis, Tennessee;
Seminars presented to Doctors, Nurses, Residents and Health Care Personnel on Professional Liability and Risk Management in Memphis, Nashville and Jackson, Tennessee;
Lectured at Legal Seminars on the following subjects: Medical Malpractice; Trial Practice and Civil Litigation; Wrongful Death; Personal Injury; Expert Testimony; Cross-Examination of Experts and Witnesses; Damages; Jury Voir Dire.
ACADEMIC AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Academic Award: Memphis State Law Alumni Scholarship Award, 1979.
Recipient: West Publishing Company Hornbook Award; Corpus Juris Secundum Award; U.S. Law Week Award; American Jurisprudence Awards (in various areas of the law).
Author: Negligence" Tortfeasors Owe a Duty of Care to a Child That was Not Conceived When its Mother was Wrongfully Injured," 8 Memphis State Law Review 685 (1978).
Member: Memphis Bar Association.