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Professionally, Morris James’ standing in the Delaware legal community positions us among the foremost law firms in the state. Our practice groups, our individual attorneys and the firm overall have garnered recognition in peer-reviewed and client-recommended directories and rankings that gauge legal excellence in Delaware and nationwide. 

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Whether being named a Go-To law firm for the country’s top 500 companies or serving as a personal counsel for many of Delaware’s leading individuals, no one knows the legal landscape in Delaware the way we do.

In an-ever changing legal landscape, effective counsel must do more than simply minimize risk — it must be a partner and ally in all decisions, helping clients make proactive choices that position them for growth. Morris James LLP is a Wilmington law firm offering full-service representation for individuals and businesses throughout Delaware. With two locations in Wilmington, as well as a network of four additional satellite offices throughout the state, we are positioned to offer counsel to clients throughout Delaware.

A Trusted Wilmington Law Firm

Morris James has been widely recognized as a leader among law firms in Delaware.

In everything we do, our goal is to put the needs of our clients first. We work collaboratively, taking advantage of the advanced technology available today, to find creative solutions to problems. We are a proud member of several international and national legal networks, including ALFA International and State Law Resources, Inc. These partnerships allow us to enhance the value we offer our clients by maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with other top independent firms.

Recognitions at-a-Glance

When clients visit any of our offices, they see what makes us a top law firm for Wilmington’s leading businesses and most prominent individuals. Some of the notable recognitions our firm and its lawyers have received include:

  • The “2014 Service to Children Award” from the Delaware Office of the Child Advocate
  • Recognition by Chambers USA of our Bankruptcy, Chancery, Intellectual Property, and Labor and Employment groups as some of Delaware’s leading practices in their respective fields
  • Recognition by The Best Lawyers in America® and Delaware Super Lawyers
  • AV ratings from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Nomination as a Go-To “Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies" for intellectual property litigation
  • Recognition as a top workplace in the state by The News Journal/DelawareOnline

The Morris James Litigation Group represents a wide variety of domestic and international clients in corporate/fiduciary litigation, bankruptcy and commercial litigation.

The Morris James Transactional Group represents regional clients as well as international clients engaged in alternative entity practices, commercial and residential real estate transactions, and business tax and estate planning.

ALFA International
Morris James is the sole Delaware member of ALFA International, a global network of independent law firms. ALFA's member firms endeavor to provide their regional, national, and international clients with outstanding legal services at reasonable costs. As an ALFA member, Morris James can draw upon the collective experience of the worldwide community of ALFA International firms to assist clients with competent advice on global law and practice. For more information on the ALFA International global network, go to

DuPont Primary Law Firm
Chosen by DuPont to handle their Delaware litigation, Morris James has won three separate awards for representation in major litigation.

Alternative Fee Arrangements and Early Case Assessment
At Morris James, we have a long-term familiarity with Alternative Fee Arrangements and Early Case Assessment through our experience with the DuPont Legal Model as a primary law firm for DuPont. Our work with DuPont, and many other Fortune 500 companies, has given us the skills to excel at leveraging our experience and efficiency to get a positive result.

Representative Clients
DuPont’s trust in us is echoed by clients such as Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington Trust Company, and Wells Fargo Bank. The State of Delaware and many municipalities throughout the state turn to Morris James because of our Delaware roots and unsurpassed skills and judgment.

Morris James is at the forefront in technology among Delaware law firms. With a state-of-the-art virtual information infrastructure, podcasting, videoconferencing, CRM software, a simulated courtroom, six blogs, client e-alerts, and a fully integrated web site and intranet, our culture embraces technology and looks forward to what the future holds.