Attorney Richard L. Morris

Attorney Richard L. MorrisFounding Attorney

Attorney Richard L. Morris has been practicing domestic relations law since 1990. As a problem solver, he is able to offer help with dividing marital assets, liabilities, and households as well as dealing with minor children, deciding how they will be cared for, and what time and expense each parent will be responsible for at the end of the marriage or relationship.

In every case, he possesses a very approachable personality, communicates effectively, initiates and completes work for clients quickly, and returns calls promptly. Due to his dedication and passion, numerous clients comment about his excellence, professional service, and responsiveness.

Types of Cases He Handles

Attorney Morris focuses his practice on domestic relations law, such as:

  • Divorce
  • Dissolution
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Division of assets and liabilities
  • Grandparent visitation
  • Domestic violence
  • Civil protection orders
  • Step-parent adoptions

Experience and Background

Attorney Morris was born in Montreal, Canada and lived there until the age of 15 when his family moved to Florida. While living in Canada, he became a competitive swimmer and continued to swim after moving to Florida. After graduating high school, he attended Louisiana State University for one year then transferred to Florida State University where he graduated and swam collegiately at both schools.

After graduating college, he worked for his parents at their printing shop then decided to attend law school because his cousin, an attorney, possessed a tremendous drive and tenacity to help others, and he wanted to emulate just that.

Personal Life

He remains an active swimmer and is a member of New Albany Master’s Swim Team. Even at the age of 56, he is a nationally ranked swimmer and competes at the U.S. Masters Nationals each year, and has been a member of 2 National Championship relays at the National Meet in 2016 & 2017.

In addition, he coaches for the New Albany Aquatic Club, where he is the lead coach of the Hurricane, Tsunami, and IM Groups. He was the head swim coach at Westerville North High School for 4 years and had swimmers qualify for the OHSSA State meet each year. He had a State Champion and had swimmers achieve top 5 Podium finishes, including 3 swimmers who achieved All-American Status as swimmers and students.

The most important part of his life, however, is family. Attorney Morris has been married for 28 years and has two children. His oldest daughter is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in Education and coaches with Attorney Morris at New Albany Aquatic Club. His youngest daughter is a Senior Finance Major at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He has had the pleasure of working with his wife for over 20 years, who acts as his legal assistant and office manager.

Education

  • University of Dayton Law School (1990)
    • Juris Doctorate
  • Florida State University
    • Bachelor of Science in Political Science
  • Louisiana State University

Associations & Recognitions

  • 1982 Florida State High School Champion 200 IM
  • 1981 US Junior National Champion in 200 Back & 400 Medley Relay
  • 1981 Medalist at Maccabiah Games, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1979 British Age Group Champion 200 Back
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  • A+ Rating by the Better Business Bureau (BBB)

Memberships

  • Member of the Columbus Bar Association
  • Member of the Ohio State Bar Association

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