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Chambers USA Honors Morris James as a 2024 Leading Law Firm

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13 Attorneys Recognized as Leading Lawyers

June 6, 2024

Chambers USA has recognized Morris James, yet again, as a leading law firm in Delaware for its exceptional legal services, client achievements, and preeminence in the following practice areas: bankruptcy & restructuring, chancery, intellectual property, labor and employment, land use, and real estate.

In addition to acknowledging practice areas, 13 Morris James attorneys also received individual recognition as leading lawyers in Delaware, reflecting their expertise in their respective areas.

Bankruptcy & Restructuring

The Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights practice is acknowledged for its deep bench, knowledgeable attorneys, and stellar reputation for creditor-side work, including fraudulent transfer and preference actions, Chapter 11 debtor representation, and distressed asset acquisitions. Clients value the team's ability to “navigate complicated disputes quickly and effectively.”

Recognized Bankruptcy Attorneys

Brya Keilson
  • “She does a really good job on highly contested matters.”
Chuck Kunz
  • “Chuck is quick, effective, professional and intelligent.”
  • “He is extremely competent, and steady and calm under pressure. He is very no-nonsense and gets the job done promptly and effectively.”
 Steve Miller
  • “Stephen is smart and has a good command of the courtroom.”
  • “He has good judgment and is well respected by the judges.”
  • “He has a great sense of the way a case will work out, and any potential issues that may arise.”

Eric MonzoPromoted in 2024 rankings

  • “Eric is very well connected and has a fantastic reputation.”
  • “Eric is extremely knowledgeable. He has excellent situational awareness and knows when and how to get a deal done.”
  • “I appreciate Eric's responsiveness and strategic analysis.”
 Jeff Waxman
  • “He is fully capable and deals with complex matters and clients.”
  • “He is a bankruptcy guru who is able to provide creative solutions to everything that comes his way.”


The Corporate and Fiduciary Litigation practice is recognized for its shareholder derivative suits, breach of contract cases, and advisory roles in statutory proceedings. Clients have praised the group, noting, “They are responsive and available.”  Another client mentioned, “I was pleased with the results, and the lawyers were judicious with time while still providing excellent representation and guidance. Questions were answered quickly and accurately.” Additionally, "The firm has a great bench.”

Recognized Lawyers:

Lewis Lazarus
  • Praised for his effective courtroom demeanor and decades of experience before Delaware courts.

Albert ManwaringPromoted in 2024 rankings

  • “Albert is super experienced, knowledgeable and a great asset to the team.”
Tyler O'Connell
  • “Tyler provided very strong support, helped guide the case strategy and had excellent knowledge of court procedures and requirements.”
  • “Tyler is a thoughtful litigator who understands the courts he is appearing in front of and provides accurate and meaningful guidance.”

Intellectual Property

The Intellectual Property practice is acknowledged for its knowledge of patent and Hatch-Waxman litigation, serving clients in the pharmaceutical and technology sectors. The team acts as counsel in litigation concerning patents, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, and antitrust disputes. Clients have praised the group, stating, "The team is very responsive and always a pleasure to work with." Another client mentioned, "I'm always confident that the team is providing me with quality advice." Additionally, "Morris James's attorneys are very responsive and knowledgeable."

Recognized Lawyer:

Ken Dorsney - Promoted in 2024 rankings

  • "He is an excellent attorney who is well-versed in all aspects of law."
  • "Ken is very responsive and attentive."

Labor & Employment

The Labor and Employment practice is recognized for advising on collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, discrimination claims, civil rights litigation, post-employment restrictions, and compliance matters, particularly for the education sector.

Recognized Lawyers:

Jim McMackin
  • “He is a confident litigator.”
Allyson Britton
  • Highly recommended for her representation in high-stakes litigation and labor training expertise.

Real Estate

The Real Estate practice is recognized for their expertise in handling complex transactions, acquisitions, sales, leasing, and refinancing for various property types across Delaware. The firm's ability to manage intricate real estate deals with precision has been highly commended.

Recognized Lawyer:

John Newcomer
  • An expert in real estate transactions, including joint ventures for mixed-use site development.

Zoning/Land Use

The Land Use practice is recognized for their profound understanding of federal, state, and local land use and zoning laws. Clients have praised the group's efficiency and expertise, noting, “The firm's knowledge of federal, state, and local land use and zoning laws and their ability to navigate the process in an expeditious manner are second to none.”

Recognized Lawyer:

Kim Hoffman
  • “Kim provides excellent and thoughtful counsel on all of our matters.”
About Chambers USA

Chambers USA ranks leading law firms and lawyers in a wide range of practice areas based on legal knowledge and experience, ability, their effectiveness, and client service. The research is in-depth, client-focused, and the guide is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the United States and worldwide.

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