Perez & Morris LLC (P&M) is a certified minority owned law firm founded in January 1997 by Juan Jose (John) Perez, a former partner in a 50 attorney law firm and a former general counsel to a publicly held company. The practice began in a small office with one full-time attorney, two part-time attorneys, and a part time secretary. By August 1998, the firm had grown to three attorneys. In July 1999, Troy B. Morris, a partner in a large Columbus, Ohio firm, joined the firm as a partner. Both Mr. Perez and Mr. Morris have represented retailers and businesses in litigation matters since 1986 and 1989, respectively. Building on this foundation and knowledge base, the firm’s practice is dedicated to the representation of retail and business clients. The firm’s dedication to client service, the legal talent, experience, and expertise has allowed it to grow to eleven experienced attorneys who have chosen to practice in a smaller law firm environment rather than the large firms they left. In October 2012, the firm opened its New York office.
The businesses and persons P&M serves are clients, not customers. We respond promptly to our clients’ legal needs with quality legal services. Our objective is to exceed our clients’ expectations and provide the same or superior service in a small firm setting at a cost effective rate, without the inherent bureaucratic inefficiencies of a large law firm. This philosophy is reflected in our billing practices and non-traditional fee agreements
We pride ourselves in remaining attentive to our clients’ needs and providing efficient, effective and timely services.
Juan Jose (“John”) opened his own firm in January 1997. In July 1999, Troy joined John and they formed Perez & Morris LLC. Prior to opening his own office, John was General Counsel and Vice President of Administration for a publicly traded $150 million company. He was responsible for all legal aspects of the international company and its subsidiaries, and supervised the company’s domestic and international counsel. John also supervised the company’s human resources, risk management and administrative functions.
His main practice is commercial and construction litigation, including large loss property recoveries, where he has achieved successful jury verdicts and arbitration/mediation results including many in excess of a million dollars.
Between 1987 and 1994, John was with a major Columbus, Ohio law firm, first as an associate and later as a partner. He was involved in all aspects of litigating minor and major commercial and employment cases throughout the country.
Prior to 1987, John served as a law clerk to Federal District Court Judge Nicholas J. Walinski in Toledo, Ohio. John is a graduate of The University of Toledo College of Law. He is admitted to practice in all Ohio courts, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal for Sixth and Eleventh Circuits, and U.S. Tax Court, and in is also admitted to practice in Florida. John and his wife, Joan, have three sons. He is very active in church and community activities, and is fluent in Spanish.
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Perez & Morris LLC
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