John W. Morris

Overview

JOHN W. MORRIS practices in the areas of construction litigation, surety and fidelity coverage litigation, bankruptcy law, environmental litigation, and subrogation cases involving construction-defect and builders’ risk matters.

Representative clients include public and private owners, general contractors, subcontractors, utility and heavy highway contractors, completing sureties, and contract and commercial sureties, general liability, property, and builders’ risk underwriters facing construction disputes and project completion issues, and primary, umbrella, and excess insurers.

Mr. Morris’ environmental experience pertains to contractor pollution liability cases and cost-cap issues, as well as related compliance and litigation matters.  Mr. Morris also concentrates in the area of federal procurement involving bid protests, negotiation of change orders and equitable adjustment claims, as well as the prosecution of such claims through the Board of Contract Appeals and the Federal Court of Claims.

Mr. Morris is a member of the American Bar Association’s Tort & Insurance Practice Section, as well as the Public Contract Law Section.  There he is also a member of the Surety & Fidelity Law Committee and its Environmental Subcommittee.  Mr. Morris is also a member of the National Bond Claim Association and is a frequent speaker and panelist for that Association.  In addition, Mr. Morris is a member of the Defense Research Institute and is also a member of the following committees:  Construction Defect Committee, Construction Insurance Coverage Committee, Construction Law Committee, Contract and Delay Claims Committee, and Fidelity and Surety Committee.  Mr. Morris has also been a lecturer at the National Association of Surety Bond Producers.
 

  • Listed in Super Lawyers® (2008-2011), a Thomson Reuters business, in the areas of Bankruptcy: Business, General Litigation and Construction Litigation: Business. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court).
  • Listed in Best Lawyers® (2015-2021), a Woodward/White, Inc. business and partners with U.S. News & World Report, in the area of Construction Law.  A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court).

Overview

JOHN W. MORRIS practices in the areas of construction litigation, surety and fidelity coverage litigation, bankruptcy law, environmental litigation, and subrogation cases involving construction-defect and builders’ risk matters.

Representative clients include public and private owners, general contractors, subcontractors, utility and heavy highway contractors, completing sureties, and contract and commercial sureties, general liability, property, and builders’ risk underwriters facing construction disputes and project completion issues, and primary, umbrella, and excess insurers.

Mr. Morris’ environmental experience pertains to contractor pollution liability cases and cost-cap issues, as well as related compliance and litigation matters.  Mr. Morris also concentrates in the area of federal procurement involving bid protests, negotiation of change orders and equitable adjustment claims, as well as the prosecution of such claims through the Board of Contract Appeals and the Federal Court of Claims.

Mr. Morris is a member of the American Bar Association’s Tort & Insurance Practice Section, as well as the Public Contract Law Section.  There he is also a member of the Surety & Fidelity Law Committee and its Environmental Subcommittee.  Mr. Morris is also a member of the National Bond Claim Association and is a frequent speaker and panelist for that Association.  In addition, Mr. Morris is a member of the Defense Research Institute and is also a member of the following committees:  Construction Defect Committee, Construction Insurance Coverage Committee, Construction Law Committee, Contract and Delay Claims Committee, and Fidelity and Surety Committee.  Mr. Morris has also been a lecturer at the National Association of Surety Bond Producers.
 

  • Listed in Super Lawyers® (2008-2011), a Thomson Reuters business, in the areas of Bankruptcy: Business, General Litigation and Construction Litigation: Business. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court).
  • Listed in Best Lawyers® (2015-2021), a Woodward/White, Inc. business and partners with U.S. News & World Report, in the area of Construction Law.  A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court).

Education

Montclair State University (B.A. 1988)
University of Dayton School of Law (J.D. 1991)

Admissions

State of New Jersey
State of New York
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court, NDNY
U.S. District Court, SDNY
U.S. District Court, WDNY
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court, EDNY