280 W. Canton Ave., Suite 210, Winter Park, FL 32789
Morgan Trial Law
Mary Ann Morgan has been a staple in the Orlando/Winter Park legal community for over 30 years. She began practicing as a plaintiff’s civil trial lawyer right out of law school at the firm Billings, Morgan (no relation) & Cunningham. At that time she was one of only a handful of women trial lawyers and the first woman hired by her firm. Blazing trails was her only option.
“I was truly blessed to begin my practice with some of the best and most reputable attorneys in Orlando.” The firm handled a full array of civil trial work including medical malpractice, defective products, aviation accidents, negligent security, wrongful death and catastrophic injury claims. Morgan learned early on the best way to represent your client is to ‘adopt them’ into your legal family. She explains “Unless you know and care about your clients you can’t possibly convey their loss to a jury.” She still hears from clients whom she represented 25 years ago. When she moved to Winter Park in 2005 and later started Morgan Trial Law that same family approach was the foundation for representing her clients.
Not only did she strive for excellence in the practice of law but she firmly believes practicing law is a privilege; one that comes with a responsibility to give back through service to our community. That set the stage for Mary Ann to begin what would soon become 3 decades of pro bono legal service to the poor as well as volunteer service to the bar.
She served as President of the Orange County Bar Association, President of Orange County Legal Aid Society and served on the Boards of the Central Fla Trial Lawyers as well as the Central Fla Association for Women Lawyers. In 2009 she was elected to the Board of Governors for The Florida Bar, the governing body for the 100,000+ lawyers in the state of Florida. She was only the second woman to represent the Ninth Circuit (Orange and Osceola counties) She served for 9 years on the Board where she chaired key committees and was given the award for Disciplinary Excellence by the Florida Bar President.
Mary Ann lives, works in and loves Winter Park as evidenced by her photos. She is a colorful character with a huge heart preferring an edgy and upbeat style to the stodgy blue and grey suits of many years ago. She has an infectious laugh and sense of humor. When asked about her last name in the Orlando legal arena she said “ Morgan Trial Law doesn’t advertise. We rely on word of mouth. And Yes there is sometimes confusion about my name. But you always must remember…choose the RIGHT Morgan!”
She has been chosen by her peers to be included in:
• Florida Trend Legal Elite
• Florida Super Lawyers
• Leading American Attorneys
• Law Dragon’s Top 500 Lawyers in America
• National Association of Distinguished Counsel – Nation’s Top 1%
• National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers
• Million Dollar Advocates Forum