Law Firm of Rivers J. Morrell III

Rivers Morrell is the principal attorney in this firm. He was selected as Southern California Super Lawyer 7 years in a row. This represents a peer selection of the Top 5% of the attorneys in Southern California. He has a number of other awards.

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Firm Overview

Mr. Morrell has been in practice for more than 30 years, all of which was in the personal injury field. For many years, he was hired and retained by a number of insurance companies to represent parties that had been sued for personal injuries. He now represents the injured party, or the plaintiff. During his many years of practice he has been selected, and admitted into a number of organizations. For example, he has been a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates since 1989. This is a nominated and voted upon selection, in which the attorney must prove that he has taken to a jury trial a minumum number of cases.
Mr. Morrell is also a life time member of the Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This organization requires that the attorney prove that he has recovered more than 2 million dollars for his client.
In addition, Mr. Morrell was selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer, 7 years in a row. This represents a selection and nomination by other attorneys, and represents the top 5% of the attorneys in Southern California.
Mr. Morrell is also a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, and a Board Certified Pre Trial Practice Advocate. This Certification is by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Mr. Morrell is also a certified Silver Member of Elite Lawyers of America.
In 2007, he was also selected by Law Dragon as one of the top 3000 attorneys in the United States.
For 2013, Mr. Morrell was selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the Top 100 litigators in the State of California
And finally he has an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell (the highest available), and he was rated as a Pre Eminent Attorney by his peers, with a 5 out of 5 rating, thru Martindale Hubbell.
Main Office

Main
27201 Puerta Real
Suite 470
Mission Viejo  CA  92691

Phone
  • (949) 305-1400
Fax
  • (949) 305-1414

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, we have free consultations.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

We work on a contingency fee basis.

Hourly Rates

Not applicable

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Also available by cell phone 7 days a week, and after hours.

Office Manager

Nancy

Emergency After Hours

No

Other Offices

  • Law Firm of Rivers J. Morrell III
    11801 Pierce Street
    Second Floor
    Riverside,  CA  92505
Personal Injury
Mr. Morrell has been specializing in personal injury law for more than 30 years. Please visit his web site to see his accomplishments, awards, and accomendations.
Mr. Morrell has been in practice for more than 30 years, all of which was in the personal injury field. For many years, he was hired and retained by a number of insurance companies to represent parties that had been sued for personal injuries. He now represents the injured party, or the plaintiff. During his many years of practice he has been selected, and admitted into a number of organizations. For example, he has been a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates since 1989. This is a nominated and voted upon selection, in which the attorney must prove that he has taken to a jury trial a minumum number of cases.
Mr. Morrell is also a life time member of the Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This organization requires that the attorney prove that he has recovered more than 2 million dollars for his client.
In addition, Mr. Morrell was selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer, 6 years in a row. This represents a selection and nomination by other attorneys, and represents the top 5% of the attorneys in Southern California.
Mr. Morrell is also a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, and a Board Certified Pre Trial Practice Advocate. This Certification is by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Mr. Morrell is also a certified Silver Member of Elite Lawyers of America.
In 2007, he was also selected by Law Dragon as one of the top 3000 attorneys in the United States.
And finally he has an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell (the highest available), and he was rated as a Pre Eminent Attorney by his peers, with a 5 out of 5 rating, thru Martindale Hubbell.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

As odd as it may seem, most attorneys end up working in the area where they first got a job. Mine was in the field of personal injury for a firm that was retained by insurance companies. This is where attorneys get their best experience, develop the most skill, and knowledge.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

It is always good to have a second pair of eyes, and for the client to be well educated, either by us, or if he/she researches online. We always try to keep the client well educated to the issues and status of the case.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I would have to see the document to be able to answer this.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

We consistently do this, and clients are entitled to be educated about their case. If a client wants to represent themselves, we have frequently assisted clients in this area. However, one has to be very careful in this area, as some things can be coached, and in other areas, this can be very problematic.

Rivers J. Morrell

I was employed in San Francisco by the insurance defense firm of Low, Ball, and Lynch, from 1974 to 1978. I then went to work in Orange County and eventually formed the Law Firm of Rivers J. Morrell III. During this time, I was also doing work for an insurance company, but continued to have a personal injury practice, which has evolved into its current state.

I have been in the personal injury field for over 30 years. I have taken more cases to a jury than probably 90% of attorneys. I have been retained by insurance companies for many cases, and thus have a better understanding and perspective on what is needed to resolve cases. The organizations of which I am a member require certain qualifications, or nominations. Such membership validates my experience, knowledge, and reputation.

We are very, very responsive to our clients. We do not screen calls; respond promptly to all calls, and all emails. We are very, very accessible, which is what I believe all clients deserve.

Personal interests:

I enjoy traveling to Mexico, and to the desert.

License
  • Bar Number: 57849
    California , 1973
Education
  • Golden Gate University
    Juris Doctorate , 1973
    San Francisco, CA
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Bachelor of Arts , 1970
    Berkeley, CA
    Economics

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