News Release ~ 08/06/2013

Austin, Tex. Lawyer E.G. “Gerry” Morris Installed as First Vice President of Nation’s Criminal Defense Bar

Washington, DC (Aug. 6, 2013) – E.G. “Gerry” Morris of Austin, Tex., was sworn in as First Vice President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association’s 56th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Calif., on July 27. Morris has served on the NACDL Board of Directors since 2001. He has served as Co-Chair of NACDL’s Indigent Defense Committee and its Fourth Amendment Committee, as well as Vice Chair of NACDL’s Audit Committee. This past year he chaired NACDL’s Familial DNA Task Force. 

Morris is a Past President of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA), an NACDL state affiliate organization, and has served as the Chair of the Criminal Defense Lawyers Project. Morris has also served on the Board of Directors and as Presiding Director of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (ACDLA).

A certified criminal law specialist, Morris has been practicing criminal defense law for more than 30 years. He is a 1977 graduate of University of Texas School of Law, Austin, and a 1973 graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University. He is admitted to practice in the State of Texas as well as in numerous federal trial and appellate level courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States.

Morris has been an active presenter and lecturer over decades at dozens of continuing legal education programs. Recognized in “Best Lawyers in America” every year since 1995, Morris has also been designated by Austin Monthly as among Austin’s “Super Lawyers” and by Texas Monthly as one of Texas’ “Super Lawyers,” both in the field of criminal defense.  Best Lawyers publication named him as the 2012 Lawyer of the Year in Austin in the Criminal Law, Non-White Collar category.

Please contact Ivan J. Dominguez, Director of Public Affairs & Communications, (202) 465-7662 or for more information.

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is the preeminent organization advancing the mission of the criminal defense bar to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or wrongdoing. A professional bar association founded in 1958, NACDL's many thousands of direct members in 28 countries – and 90 state, provincial and local affiliate organizations totaling up to 40,000 attorneys – include private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, military defense counsel, law professors and judges committed to preserving fairness and promoting a rational and humane criminal justice system.

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