Allyson DiRocco Named In DBT's 40 Under 40

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Morris James is pleased to announce Allyson Britton DiRocco has been named in the 2017 Delaware Business Times 40 Under 40. The 40 honorees are a select group of the region’s best and brightest young professionals, all under the age of 40, who are making a difference with their intelligence, initiative, and innovation. More ›

DELAWARE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY UPDATE - JULY 2017

Budget Impasse Leads to Health Cuts & “Sin” Taxes

By 1:30 a.m. on July 3rd, the Governor had signed a budget.  It included litany of cuts, including several in healthcare. Public health programs were cut 10%, including funding for prescription drug abuse prevention, needle exchange, immunizations, infant mortality, cancer counseling, and nurse-family partnerships. Also included was $5 million in unspecified “savings” from Medicaid, to be determined by Secretary Walker. However, the DIMER/DIDER/DIVME program, which reserves slots for medical training for Delawareans in neighboring states’ schools, was restored after being cut two years ago. More ›

Complying With HIPAA Following a Ransomware Attack

In 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued guidance to help covered entities and business associates understand, among other things, how to respond appropriately to ransomware attacks under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”).  More ›

Marijuana is in the spotlight in Delaware and the question is here: should Delaware legalize?

Marijuana is in the spotlight in Delaware. The question is here: will Delaware legalize? Our best prognostication: not soon.

A comprehensive bill, House Bill 110, has been filed by Rep. Helene Keeley and Sen. Margaret Rose Henry. It cleared its first step this week: passage through House committee, but has a long path ahead yet. A 2016 University of Delaware poll suggests that 61% of Delawareans support legalization, arguably the final step after both medical marijuana and decriminalization were passed under Governor Markell. But the answer to the likelihood of legalization is hazy, according to Governor Carney at a recent round table; he would like to continue to gather data before deciding. More ›

Andrew B. Wilson Joins Morris James LLP Health & Government Relations Groups

Morris James LLP is pleased to announce Andrew B. Wilson has joined the firm as an associate in its Healthcare Industry Team and Government Relations Practice Group. His practice includes transactional, regulatory, and legislative matters, including lobbying in the Delaware General Assembly, as well as representation before various state regulatory boards. More ›

Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Quarterly - Winter 2016

Morris James LLP's Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Quarterly will highlight relevant issues in the Delaware healthcare field, as well as legal issues that may impact healthcare practitioners in and out of litigation.  It will also highlight recent medical malpractice filings and jury verdicts.  The team is hopeful that this will be a valuable and informative resource for the Delaware healthcare community.  More ›

Patricia A. Winston and James J. Gallagher, II Elected As Partners

Morris James LLP is pleased to announce that Patricia A. Winston and James J. Gallagher, II have been elected partners effective January 1, 2017.  More ›

Morris James LLP Health Care Industry Team Update – Winter 2016

The Morris James Health Care Industry team has so much to report on Delaware health care legislation, as well as practical business guidance to offer - like solving parking problems at health care facilities - that it has gathered it all together in its 2016 Winter update.  The team also has a new member, Adam Gerber, and is pleased to report that two of its lawyers, Bruce Tigani and Kim Hoffman, were selected as Top Lawyers by their peers in Delaware Today’s 2016 survey.  

Click here for Morris James LLP Health Care Industry Team Update – Winter 2016

Kentmere Nursing Home Pursues Safety and Parking Upgrades Over Objections

The Kentmere Nursing Home located at Lovering Avenue and Lincoln Street plans to alleviate the shortage of on-street parking in the neighborhood by adding an additional 11 off-street spaces as well as an ambulance bay.  Kentmere Executive Director Eileen Mahler explains, "Kentmere's residents are more medically complex than in the past and require more off-site transportation to the hospital and doctors' appointments, so the need for the covered drop-off bay will serve existing needs.  Too often our van and ambulances have to park and unload on the street."  The 21 off-street spaces Kentmere has on Union Street are 44 spaces short of what the modern City of Wilmington Code requires, so the turnaround area for the ambulance will also contain parking spaces, according to Kimberly Hoffman, Esquire, of Morris James LLP, attorneys for Kentmere. More ›

Best Lawyers® 2017 Recognizes 20 Morris James Attorneys

Twenty Morris James attorneys in twenty-six practice areas were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 edition. Morris James also has been recognized in four new practice areas, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Arbitration, Corporate Governance Law and Mediation.  The Best Lawyers® list is based on an extensive survey involving detailed evaluations of leading lawyers by their peers. More ›

Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Quarterly - Summer 2016

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Morris James LLP's Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Quarterly will highlight relevant issues in the Delaware healthcare field, as well as legal issues that may impact healthcare practitioners in and out of litigation.  It will also highlight recent medical malpractice filings and jury verdicts.  The team is hopeful that this will be a valuable and informative resource for the Delaware healthcare community. 

Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Quarterly - Summer 2016

Chambers USA Recognizes 14 Morris James Attorneys and 5 Practice Areas Among the Nation’s Best

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Morris James is pleased to announce that fourteen of its partners and five practice areas have been recognized by Chambers USA 2016.  More ›

Partner Kim Hoffman Named American Bar Foundation Fellow

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Morris James LLP is pleased to announce that partner A. Kimberly Hoffman has been selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF) in recognition of her outstanding achievements, extraordinary leadership in the profession and her service to society. More ›

Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Quarterly - Spring 2016

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Morris James LLP's Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Quarterly will highlight relevant issues in the Delaware healthcare field, as well as legal issues that may impact healthcare practitioners in and out of litigation.  It will also highlight recent medical malpractice filings and jury verdicts.  The team is hopeful that this will be a valuable and informative resource for the Delaware healthcare community. 

Read Morris James LLP Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Quarterly - Spring 2016.

Morris James Attorneys Participate in Delaware Mock Trial

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Morris James attorneys and staff continued the firm’s longstanding support for the Delaware High School Mock Trial Competition with twelve attorneys serving as judges or coaches at the annual competition held at the New Castle County Courthouse on February 26-27, 2016.  Jason C. Jowers, a partner in the firm’s Corporate and Commercial Litigation Group, completed his seventh year as Chair of the competition and received the Pete Jones Award, named after Morris James partner Pete Jones, given to an individual who has demonstrated sustained commitment to the goals and values of the mock trial program. Eric Hacker, an associate in the firm’s Georgetown office, coached Sussex Central, the first team from Sussex County to advance to the finals of the competition. In addition to Jowers and Hacker, the Morris James attorneys who participated as coaches or judges included partners Kevin Healy, Pete Jones,  Lewis Lazarus, Dennis Schrader, Joe Slights, and David Soldo, and associates Megan Adams, Nick Krawitz,  Beth Powers,  and Laura Readinger. Also, Morris James administrative assistant Margie Touchton served as the Judge Volunteer Coordinator.

Delaware Supreme Court Justice Collins J. Seitz, Jr.,  the presiding judge of the championship round, commented that the future of the practice of law in Delaware is bright based on the skill demonstrated by the finalists.  David Williams, the firm’s managing partner, expressed his gratitude to the attorneys and staff who gave so generously of their time to aid the next generation of Delaware lawyers, noting that “this type of dedication exemplifies the type of community service for which the firm is proud.”