Law Offices of Morrison, Ross and Whelan

Law Offices of Morrison, Ross and Whelan

Lawyers Serving The Virginia Piedmont Region

Firm Overview

With almost 100 years of combined experience and a proven track record of success among our knowledgeable, skilled attorneys, we at Morrison, Ross and Whelan pride ourselves on being one of Virginia's premier full-service law firms.
In courts throughout the region and state, our attorneys and staff provide skilled representation in:

-Personal injury
-Family law
-Criminal defense
-Business law
-Civil litigation
-Real estate law
-Wills, trusts and estates

While we are located in Warrenton, we serve clients throughout Virginia, including Haymarket, Gainesville, Fauquier County, Prince William County, Fairfax County and Loudoun County.

The Benefits Of Working With Our Attorneys And Staff

For nearly all of your legal needs, there will be a member of our law firm who has spent years honing his or her skills. As our client, you will work with lawyers and staff who will provide you with:

The same experience, knowledge and resources as the region's largest firms. Our attorneys have a broad base of experience in litigation and criminal defense. In addition to Virginia, our attorneys can practice in any state in the country.

Main Office

Main Office
31 Garrett Street
Warrenton, VA 20186


(540) 216-0654

Criminal Defense


Personal Injury

Paul A. Morrison

Law Offices of Morrison, Ross and Whelan

Paul Morrison is the firm's managing partner and focuses on personal injury, wrongful death, and high-profile criminal and domestic relations cases. He helped frame the law on the standard of proof in criminal matters in his successful appellate defense in the "Black Widow Killer" case, where he obtained an absolute reversal of his client's conviction for murder. Paul was also the driving force in helping to define appellate procedure in domestic cases where no transcript is available on appeal. Paul has been a Neutral Case Evaluator, trusted and appointed by the Fauquier Circuit Court for over 15 years. Paul's "out of the box thinking" and focus on solving problems and simplifying issues has earned him the respect of his peers and the loyalty of his client base as well as those he has helped as a third party neutral.
Paul received his Bachelor of Science degree with Honors from the University of Southern Mississippi and his law degree from Washington & Lee University as a prestigious Head Burks Scholar. Prior to establishing his present firm, Paul practiced law in Leesburg, Virginia where he was a member of the Board of Directors for the Loudoun County Bar Association. He is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Virginia Trial Lawyer's Association and is admitted to practice before all Federal Courts in Virginia as well as the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Because of his success in personal injury matters, most notably wrongful death cases, he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Areas of Practice

-Family Law
-Personal Injury
-Wrongful Death
-Criminal Defense
-Civil Litigation

Thomas James Ross II

Law Offices of Morrison, Ross and Whelan

Tom Ross graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida in 1976, and in 1980 received his law degree from Nova Southeastern University/Shepard Broad School of Law located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. After spending the first two years out of law school practicing in Palm Beach, Florida, Tom opened his office in Warrenton in 1982. Tom specializes in real estate law, business law, and wills & trusts. Tom was a solo practitioner for 26 years before joining Howard, Morrison & Whelan in 2008. A fixture in Fauquier County, "The Wizard of Warrenton" and his team are here to fix your problems, help plan for you future, insure that all of your real estate and business transactions are handled with the ultimate professionalism, and take care of your family through thick and thin.

Areas of Practice

-Real Estate
-Business Law
-Estate Planning
-Estate Work

Christopher T. Whelan

Law Offices of Morrison, Ross and Whelan

Chris Whelan has over twenty years experience litigating all types of civil and criminal matters. As a former Army JAG defense counsel and Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, he has both prosecuted and defended the most serious felony cases with outstanding results. Chris' current practice focuses on a wide range of civil litigation in state and federal courts, including commercial litigation, estate/fiduciary litigation, real estate litigation, construction litigation, as well as serious personal injury cases. He also continues to handle serious felony cases. Chris is known for his meticulous attention to detail, thorough case preparation and outstanding execution in the courtroom. He is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and served as President of the Fauquier Bar Association in 2004. Chris was recently inducted in the National Trial Lawyers top 100 Trial Lawyers in America. When you want all bases covered, Chris is the man for you.

Areas of Practice

-General Civil Litigation
-Personal Injury
-Criminal Defense