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Three Morris James Partners Selected as Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

August 24, 2015


Morris James LLP is pleased to announce that Joseph R. Slights, III, Lewis H. Lazarus and Thomas E. Hanson, Jr. have been selected as Fellows of the American Bar Foundation in recognition of their outstanding achievements and dedication to the welfare of the community and to the highest principles of the legal profession.

Established in 1955, Fellows encourage and support the research program of the ABF.   Membership is limited to one third of one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction.  Mr. Slights and Mr. Lazarus were nominated by Fellows in Delaware and elected by the American Bar Foundation board.

The American Bar Foundation is the preeminent resource for lawyers, scholars and policy makers who seek insightful analyses of the theory and functioning of law, legal institutions and the legal profession.  The ABF's work is supported by the American Bar Endowment, by The Fellows of the ABF, and by grants for particular research projects from private foundations and government agencies.  For more information, click here.

All distinguished partners are members of Morris James’ corporate and commercial litigation group.  Mr. Slights chairs the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group and otherwise focuses his practice on complex commercial and corporate matters.  Mr. Lazarus chairs the firm’s Corporate and Fiduciary Litigation Practice Group and focuses his practice on corporate governance counseling and corporate and commercial litigation. Mr. Hanson has nearly 20 years of experience representing large and medium size companies in a wide range of business law disputes.