Morris James and Wilson Halbrook & Bayard will combine their law practices effective January 1, 2013. The five Wilson Halbrook & Bayard directors will join Morris James as partners. The Georgetown, Delaware office will continue to operate at its present location at 107 W. Market Street, and do business as Morris James Wilson Halbrook & Bayard LLP. The Morris James offices in New Castle and Kent Counties will continue to operate as Morris James LLP.
Morris James is pleased to combine with the preeminent Sussex County firm and its five outstanding lawyers: Eugene H. Bayard, Clayton E. Bunting, Dennis L. Schrader, Robert G. Gibbs, and David C. Hutt. These partners know Sussex County, and are well-equipped to service the combined firm’s clients with transactional and litigation needs in Sussex County. Morris James achieves its goal of completing its footprint in Delaware by establishing a presence in Sussex County, and recognizes that the most effective way to do so is through lawyers with deep roots in Sussex County.
Wilson Halbrook & Bayard embraces the addition of the bench strength, and the broad range of experience, provided by the combined firm of 65 lawyers.
Both firms are confident the combination will be a seamless process for firms with similar cultures and a shared vision.