Cecilia H. Morgan, Esq.

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Cecilia H. Morgan, an ADR professional, has been associated with JAMS since March, 1994. Ms. Morgan's private law practice consisted of representation of private parties in complex business litigation in both state and federal courts beginning in 1977. Since 1991, she has mediated numerous employment cases with a keen appreciation of the volatility of these emotional and hotly contested disputes. Given her understanding of the statutory and common law framework, Ms. Morgan assists the parties in devising creative solutions while recognizing the competing interests of employers and employees. Mediation, with her, holds the potential for an efficient, private, harmonious and economic resolution of a broad range of grievances. 

Ms. Morgan mediated cases generated by the EEOC as part of the 1999 Pilot Program. She was selected in 1995 as one of 75 professional mediators nationwide to participate in a pilot program funded by the United States Department of Justice for mediating Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) disputes. 

Ms. Morgan actively participates in the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association and has served on its council since 2005 as the ADR representative. She served as Vice Chair of its council in 2010 and as Chair in 2011. In 2004, Ms. Morgan spoke at the Symposium at the Texas Wesleyan School of Law and authored a law review article entitled Employment Dispute Resolution Processes 2004 (11 Tex. Wesleyan L. Rev., Symposium Problem Solving Processes: Peacemakers and the Law [2004]). In 1998, she chaired an Employment ADR program for the Dallas Bar and in 2002 chaired an Employment ADR program for the State Bar of Texas ADR Section at their annual conference. She regularly speaks at and teaches classes regarding nuances of employment mediation and arbitration.

Representative Matters

  • Age Discrimination
  • Breach of Contract
  • Civil Rights
  • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • Covenants Not to Compete 
  • Disability/ADA/ADAAA Claims
  • ERISA 
  • FLSA
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Independent Contractor Status
  • Misappropriation
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Non-Subscriber Claims
  • Race Discrimination
  • Reductions in Force/WARN
  • Religious Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Sarbanes Oxley Whistle Blower
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination
  • Title VII 
  • Tortious Interference
  • Trade Secrets
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Wage and Hour and Pay Day Act
  • Whistle Blower Claims 
  • Work-Place Injuries
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Wrongful Termination/Severance


Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • 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

Background and Education

  • 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


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