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Morris James’ reputation in Delaware and beyond has grown steadily over the years. Today, we are recognized for sophisticated, high-caliber work and for leadership in the law, in business and in our communities.

In addition to earning distinction for the quality of our work and our knowledge of the law, Morris James is, as often, cited for honesty, integrity and the high ethical standards that are the hallmarks of our firm.

Morris James is known across Delaware for community advocacy, as the many awards we have received from civic, charitable and community groups can attest.  Giving of our time, talents and energy is a value and a mandate infused into our culture from our founding 80 years ago.  

Office of the Child Advocate

The Office of the Child Advocate is a  state agency charged with safeguarding the welfare of Delaware’s children.  More than 15 Morris James attorneys volunteer their time by providing legal representation for dependent, neglected, and abused children in civil Family Court proceedings and engaging in legislative advocacy. Partner Susan Ament was awarded the “2014 Service To Children Award” from the Office of the Child Advocate for reaching a milestone of 10 years supporting the children of Delaware as attorney guardian ad litem.  More than ten of our attorneys have over 5 years of service to the OCA.

Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

    • 42% of our partners eligible for recognition by Chambers USA are named for excellence in their fields in Delaware
    • Our Bankruptcy, Chancery, Intellectual Property, and Labor & Employment groups are recognized as leading practices in Delaware

The Best Lawyers in America®, Woodward/White, Inc.

    • 43% of our partners are rated outstanding in their fields
    • 23 practice areas among the leading practices
    • Richard P. Beck named the Best Lawyers' 2013 Wilmington-DE Litigation - Real Estate "Lawyer of the Year"

“Go-To Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies”
Morris James was nominated as a "Go-To Law Firm" for Intellectual Property Litigation by companies such as Apple Inc. and Mylan, Inc. 

AV and AV Preeminent Ratings

DelawareSuper Lawyers®
Each year, a significant number of our attorneys are recognized among the top 5% of lawyers in the state.

IAM Patent Law 1000
Morris James is an IAM Patent Law recommended law firm and two of its Intellectual Property partners are recognized in its third edition of IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners – a unique guide that identifies the top patent practitioners in key jurisdictions around the globe. 

Top Lawyers, Delaware Today Magazine
Attorneys in our real estate, estate planning and family law practice are consistently named by peers and the legal community as top lawyers in the state.

Top Workplace - Delaware
From 2008-2016, Morris James has been consistently recognized as a top workplace in Delaware. 


Delaware State Bar Association honored P. Clarkson Collins, Jr. with the Multicultural Judges & Lawyers Section Leadership Award.  

Managing Partner, Dave Williams, accepts the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce Award of Excellence at the Marvin S. Gilman “Superstars in Business” Awards Ceremony at the Hotel DuPont.

Richard K. Herrmann, a partner in the Firm's Intellectual Property Litigation practice, received the Daniel L. Herrmann Professional Conduct Award, an award given by the Delaware State Bar Association for distinguished service as a Delaware lawyer.

Morris James Received an Award for "Senior Management & Ethics In The Workplace" and was named the 2nd "Top Workplace" In Delaware for Midsize Companies in the News Journal's Workplace Dynamics Survey.

The Office of the Child Advocate recognized Morris James' "outstanding commitment to, and work for, children in the provision of legal or communityservices" by presenting them with the "Service To Children Award

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