Shawn D. Morris

Co-Founder & Managing Partner


Shawn Morris is the managing partner of Morris, Sullivan & Lemkul LLP. As the managing partner, Mr. Morris oversees the administration of all of the firm's offices. Mr. Morris has extensive civil trial experience in all areas of litigation, particularly complex trial litigation. Mr. Morris has handled approximately 250 construction related claims and he has appeared in almost every jurisdiction in California. He has successfully completed over thirty (30) jury trials and he is a member of the highly prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Mr. Morris is ranked "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible ranking an attorney may obtain. Mr. Morris is responsible for shaping many current aspects of California's construction defect laws. In addition to construction claims, Mr. Morris handles a wide range of litigation involving product defect, personal injury, trademark disputes and insurance related claims. He is a frequent lecturer and author on litigation related topics ranging from WRAP insurance policies to indemnity and builder risk management. Shawn Morris received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from San Diego State University in 1985. In 1988, Shawn received his Juris Doctorate from the California Western School of Law where he served as the law school's lead articles editor. Mr. Morris is a member of the Building Industry Association (BIA), as well as the California State Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas.

Areas of Practice
Civil Litigation

Whether you are facing a legal dispute as the plaintiff...

Business Litigation

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Insurance Law

MSL handles even the most complex insurance matters...

Trademark Infringement Claims

We prosecute and defend trademark infringement claims

Class Actions

Our attorneys utilize their extensive trial experience...

Mass Torts

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Davis-Stirling Common Interest Law

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Mechanics Liens

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General Litigation

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Personal Injury

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Construction Law

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Austin, TX
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San Diego, CA
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Super Lawyer for 10 years, Voted One of North America's top Lawyer's


Shawn is admitted to practice in California and Texas


American Board of Trial Advocates; Building Industry Association, AV ranked with Martindale Hubbell

Our Offices

Morris Sullivan & Lemkul currently has legal offices in five cities across America with plans to expand to other locations in the near future.


9915 Mira Mesa Boulevard, Suite 300. San Diego, CA 92131


(858) 566-7600

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San Diego, CA


    3960 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 420. Las Vegas, NV 89169


    (702) 405-8100

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    Las Vegas, NV


      2802 Flintrock Trace, Suite 2011, Austin, Texas 78738


      (512) 566-7336

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      Austin, TX


        1050 Queen Street, Suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96814


        (808) 213-6113

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        Honolulu, HI

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