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Cecilia Morgan

Cecilia H. Morgan, Esq.

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Judy Stephenson
T: 214-891-4523
F: 214-720-6010
8401 N. Central Expressway , Suite 610 , Dallas , TX 75225

Cecilia H. Morgan, Esq. is adept at reconciling the irreconcilable and a highly sought after neutral. Her cases are often hotly contested, multi-party matters pending in multiple courts. Known for her follow-up, one client describes her as a "tireless worker who intuitively knows when and how to apply pressure to obtain the deal." She has conducted more than 2,200 sessions of civil cases and arbitrated over 900 cases throughout Texas and 31 other states. Ms. Morgan was named one of Texas' Best Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyers by The Best Lawyers in America in 2008 through 2017. Ms. Morgan also has over 38 years of experience as an attorney and ADR professional and is a respected member of the JAMS employment, energy, health care, and financial services practice groups.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Business/Commercial: antitrust, banking, bankruptcy including claims resolution and preferences, breach of contract, collection, contract, foreclosure, corporate, M&A, partnership/joint ventures, tax, franchisor/franchisee, business divorces, and securities (FINRA approved) 
  • Class action, collective actions, and consolidated suits: FLSA, Dalkon Shield, asbestos and silicosis (property and bodily injury), Black Farmers, and breast implant cases 
  • Consumer litigation & DTPA 
  • Employment litigation: ADA/ADAAA, ADEA, non-competes/trade secrets, discrimination, Title VII, whistle blower claims (including Sarbanes Oxley), ERISA, COBRA, FLSA and FMLA/USERRA, civil rights, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination 
  • Health Care: medical practice, managed care, Stark III, PPOs, HMOs, health systems, home health care agencies, PPACA, business transactions, physicians', nurse practitioners', and other medical staff contracts. AHLA Peer Review Officer Training. 
  • Hospitality, hotels and large retail 
  • Personal injury & property damage: auto, worker's compensation claims, medical/legal malpractice, subrogation and insurance coverage, wrongful death, multi-party serious injury, silicosis and asbestos, architectural and engineering malpractice, insurance bad faith, product liability, uninsured and underinsured motorist and premises liability 
  • Real estate, construction, oil & gas: condemnation, eminent domain, foreclosure, ad valorem taxation, homeowner association, purchase/sales, construction defect, mold, architecture, engineering/construction malpractice, environmental, underground storage, and contested probate and family disputes. 
  • Intellectual property: computer high tech disputes, copyright, trademark, and patent
  • Credentialed Distinguished Mediator, Texas Mediator Credentialing Assoc. (2004-2015); Texas Mediator Credentialing Assoc. Board (2010-2012)
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation (1992 - present); Life Patron Fellow, Dallas Bar Assoc. Foundation (member, 1991-present)
  • Fellow (2012-present), 5th Circuit Credentials Committee member (2016), College of Labor & Employment Lawyers
  • Member, American Bar Assoc., State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Assoc., and Plano Bar Assoc.
  • Member (1991-present), Immediate Past Chair (2008-2009), Chair (2007-2008), Chair Elect (2006-2007), Treasurer (2004-2006) and Council Member (2003-2009), State Bar of Texas ADR Section
  • State Bar of Texas ADR Section Representative to Texas Mediator Credentialing Assoc. (2009-2012)
  • Council Member (2005-2012), Vice Chair (2010), Chairman (2011), Immediate Past Chair (2012), Dallas Bar Assoc. Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member, State Bar of Texas Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Section (2014-2016)
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association Energy Law Section (2014-2016)
  • Adjunct Professor, Texas Tech University School of Law (Spring, 2013; Spring, 2014; Spring 2015; Spring 2016)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rated since 1988
  • A former commercial litigator, Ms. Morgan has tried and argued cases from the trial courts to the Texas Supreme Court, the 5th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Negotiation, mediation, and advanced mediation courses, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, 1991-2010
  • Mediation and negotiation courses, Harvard Law School, 1992
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Introduction to International Arbitration, 2012
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law
    • Phi Delta Phi
    • National Order of Barristers
  • B.A., (Mass Communications), Abilene Christian University 
  • Extensive travel with two trips around the world including one in 2013 covering ten countries in 73 days; has traveled five continents and is culturally sensitive to many different customs and religions

Counsel Comments

    Texas Bar Card #10199300

    "As an ADR professional, I seek the challenge of assisting adversarial parties in facilitating their negotiations to create innovative solutions, as well as evaluating their cases when necessary."

    Justice Frank G. Evans Award for Outstanding Contribution to Texas ADR, State Bar of Texas ADR Section, 2010 

    Best Lawyer in Dallas, Alternative Dispute Resolution, D Magazine, 2013-2016 

    Super Lawyer, Texas Super Lawyers by Thompson Reuters, 2012-2015

    Best Lawyer, Alternative Dispute Resolution Category, Best Lawyers in America, 2008-2017

    Best Lawyer in Dallas/Fort Worth, Arbitration Category, Texas' Best Lawyers, 2017

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