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Craig A. Morgan

Craig A. Morgan is an attorney who represents clients in the Austin, Texas area. He is of - counsel for Bush Rudnicki Shelton.

 

 Craig Morgan is recognized by peers and was selected to Super Lawyers for 2007 - 2021. Craig Morgan attended Yale Law School and graduated in 1984.

 

Mr. Morgan was a Commissioned Officer:

United States Army 1972-81 (paratrooper, jumpmaster, Ranger, “Green Beret”; leadership positions in the 82nd Airborne Division, 5th and 10th Special Forces Groups)

Mr. Morgan has personally handled more than fifty appeals and supervised the handling of more than another fifty.  Many of those appeals were won in the face of “accepted wisdom” and ingrained practices to the contrary.  Some resulted in landmark decisions advancing and/or clarifying the law in the client’s favor.

His experience and background is extensive, including:

 

Product liability law (trial and appellate court practice in this substantive area for more than 20 years) 

Preservation of error during civil trials (more than a dozen jury trials)

Taught legal writing and mentored young attorneys (chief instructor on this subject at Brown McCarroll for more than 10 years)

Of - Counsel

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Admitted to the Texas Bar in 1984

Associate, Lewis & Roca, Phoenix, Arizona 1984-87 (commercial litigation)

Associate and Partner, Brown McCarroll, L.L.P, Austin, Texas, 1987-2004 (head of firm’s Appellate Practice Group, 1996-2005)

Board Certified, Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1997

Sole Practitioner, 2005 to present (practice limited to civil appeals and preservation of error at trial)

Punitive damages.  See Safeshred, Inc. v. Martinez, 365 S.W.3d 655 (Tex. 2012).

“Secondary exposure” to asbestos.  See Campbell v. Ford Motor Company, 206 Cal. App. 4th 15, 141 Cal. Rptr.3d 390 (Cal. App.  2012).

Guardian ad litem fees.  See Ford Motor Company v. Stewart, Cox, and Hatcher, P.C., 390 S.W.3d 294 (Tex. 2013); Ford Motor Company v. Garcia, 363 S.W.3d 573 (Tex. 2012); Ford Motor Company v. Chacon, 370 S.W.3d 359 (Tex. 2012); Land Rover U.K. v. Hinojosa, 210 S.W.3d 604 (Tex. 2006).

Discovery into potential juror misconduct.  See Ford Motor Company v. Castillo, 279 S.W.3d 656 (Tex. 2009).

Court’s instructions to the jury.  See Ford Motor Company v. Ledesma, 242 S.W.3d 32 (Tex. 2007).

Trade secrets.  See In re Ford Motor Company, 211 S.W.3d 295 (Tex 2006).

Evidence of other incidents.  See Nissan v Armstrong,   145 S.W.3d 131 (Tex. 2004).

Attorney-client communications.  See Ford Motor Co. v. Leggat, 904 S.W.2d 643 (Tex. 1995).

Plaintiffs’ standing to assert a decedent’s claim.  See Ford Motor Co. v. Cammack, 999 S.W.2d 1 (Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.] 1998, pet denied).

Rejecting evidence plaintiffs had used for years. See, e.g., Ford Motor Company v. Wiles, 353 S.W.3d 198 (Tex. App. – Dallas 2011, pet. denied). See also Smith v. Kelly-Moore Paint Company, Inc., 307 S.W.3d 829 (Tex. App. – Fort Worth 2010, no pet.),

 

SEMINARS TAUGHT and ARTICLES PUBLISHED

 

Paper on international law selected for professor’s book, see International Incidents: The Law That Counts in World Politics (W. Michael Reisman & Andrew R. Willard, eds, 1988; moot court semifinalist

Education

 Kent State University: B.A.  - 1972

Cum Laude, Distinguished Military Graduate, Student Body President, Head of the University Debate Team.
Yale Law School: J.D. - 1984

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