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 ›

Beth B. Miller To Speak On "Diminished Capacity" At The Delaware County Bar Association

Beth B. Miller will be a guest speaker at the Delaware County Bar Association in Media, PA on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.  She will present "How To Identify Which, If Any, Of Your Clients Have Diminished Capacity And How To (Ethically) Work With Them."   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. 

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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.”

Morris James Partner Joseph R. Slights, III Nominated to Become Next Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery

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Morris James LLP is pleased to announce that partner Joseph R. Slights, III has been nominated by Governor Jack Markell to become a Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery. The judicial nomination was announced on Monday, February 8th.

“I am honored and grateful to have been nominated by Governor Markell to serve on the nation’s premier court for the resolution of business disputes – the Delaware Court of Chancery,” Slights stated. “If I am fortunate enough to be confirmed by the Senate, I look forward to serving the citizens and the State of Delaware as Vice Chancellor.” More ›

Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Quarterly - Winter 2015-2016

Winter 2015-2016Morris James LLP Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Quarterly - Winter 2015-2016

The Morris James LLP Healthcare Industry Team is pleased to introduce the inaugural edition of the Morris James LLP Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Quarterly.  The newsletter 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. 

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Morris James Elects James A. Landon and Jonathan G. Strauss as Partners

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Morris James LLP is pleased to announce that James A. Landon and Jonathan G. Strauss have been elected partners effective January 1, 2016. More ›

U.S. News - Best Lawyers Ranks Eighteen Morris James Practice Areas among 2016 “Best Law Firms” in Delaware

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Eighteen Morris James practice areas were recognized in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” rankings by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. These rankings complement the twenty-one Morris James attorneys who were selected by their peers for inclusion in the “The Best Lawyers in America” 2016 edition.

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Morris James Receives Christopher W. White 2015 Distinguished Access to Justice Leadership Award

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Morris James LLP was presented the Leadership Award at the Delaware State Bar Association’s Christopher W. White 2015 Distinguished Access to Justice Awards Breakfast on October 29th, 2015. The Leadership Award is given to the firm who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of pro bono service to the impoverished in Delaware, and who fosters a culture which recognizes the value of Access to Justice service.  More ›

Sixteen Morris James Lawyers Recognized in Delaware Today's "Top Lawyers 2015"

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Morris James LLP is pleased to congratulate the lawyers listed below, who were most recommended by their professional peers in a survey of Delaware attorneys conducted by Delaware Today magazine. Sixteen Morris James attorneys were distinguished in their respective practice areas, with seven named as “top vote-getters,” listed below in bold. More ›

Delaware Takeaways from the 2015 Cerner Health Care Conference

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I attended Cerner's global gathering of health care professionals beginning October 12 in Kansas City.  We discussed the future of health care, innovations, and best practices.  Cerner’s own blog recaps major events and themes.  Delaware had a strong contingent in attendance.  Cerner provides health care IT services to Christiana Care and many of Delaware’s other hospitals and physician groups.  The relationship between Delaware’s health care community and Cerner expanded as the movement to create electronic medical records (EMR) has accelerated.  As a result, Cerner now handles over 70% of Delawareans’ EMR.  Delaware connects more electronic patient records with health care providers and labs than any other state through its health information exchange, or HIE, known as the Delaware Health Information Network (the DHIN).  The DHIN’s COO, Randy Farmer, explained the DHIN’s role and vision in a recent News Journal Op Ed.
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