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JT Morris

Founder and Attorney

Tel: 512-717-5275 | E-mail

JT Morris represents and advises clients where the law meets ideas, communication, and technology. His practice focuses on matters involving the First Amendment, intellectual property, internet law, and technology and individual liberties.

JT is an experienced litigator and courtroom advocate, having represented a diverse array of clients in courts across the country.   JT regularly advises clients on issues relating to social media and the internet, intellectual property infringement and licensing, threats to freedom of expression, and emerging technologies and privacy.

JT's representative experience includes:

  • Representing plaintiffs, defendants, and third parties in intellectual property disputes across a variety of industries, including copyright infringement, trademark infringement and unfair competition, and patent infringement.
  • Representing clients in lawsuits, appeals, and administrative proceedings concerning the First Amendment,  including litigation related to internet speech; the free speech rights of students and public employees; religious freedom; allegations of defamation, business disparagement, and invasion of privacy; and the Texas anti-SLAPP statute.
  • Representing and counseling clients in lawsuits and administrative proceedings relating to constitutional liberties and government conduct, including electronic privacy, unlawful seizure, equal protection, and due process concerns.
  • Representing  individuals and businesses on federal trademark registration, and assisting clients with trademark enforcement.
  • Advising clients on copyright fair use and clearance issues, including in the online environment.
  • Assisting startups and other businesses with technology and media licensing; terms of service and privacy policies; third-party development agreements; and other technology- and media-focused agreements.

Prior to forming JT Morris Law, PLLC, JT honed his litigation, courtroom, and advising skills with two nationally-recognized law firms located in Washington, D.C., and Austin, Texas.

JT handles matters with adherence to the same core values and principled approach that he's developed throughout his career. Engaged and purposeful representation, excellent communication, and thoughtful and honest advice is what he strives to provide to every client.

When JT is not lawyering, he usually can be found on the rivers and trails of the Texas hill country, where he especially enjoys fly-fishing and trail running.

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B.S. (Computer Science and Economics), magna cum laude, Vanderbilt University, 2003

J.D., William & Mary School of Law,  2006.

State Bar Admissions:

  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Federal Court Admissions:

  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia

“Free Speech and Prior Restraint in Texas, with Some Help from Hollywood,”Journal of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, Spring 2017

"A Discussion of Hot Button First Amendment Issues," Texas Bar CLE, June 2017

"Introduction to Intellectual Property and Small Businesses," Comal County Bar Association, April 2017.

Activities and Associations:

State Bar of Texas

  • Appellate Section
  • Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section
  • Intellectual Property Law Section

Austin Bar Association

Austin Intellectual Property Law Association

Volunteer Attorney, Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts

Recognition:

Named a "Rising Star" for intellectual property litigation by Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters service), 2014, 2016, & 2018.

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JT Morris

Founder and Attorney

Tel: 512-717-5275 | E-mail

JT Morris represents and advises clients where the law meets ideas, communication, and technology. His practice focuses on matters involving the First Amendment, intellectual property, internet law, and technology and individual liberties.

JT is an experienced litigator and courtroom advocate, having represented a diverse array of clients in courts across the country.   JT regularly advises clients on issues relating to social media and the internet, intellectual property infringement and licensing, threats to freedom of expression, and emerging technologies and privacy.

JT's representative experience includes:

  • Representing clients in lawsuits, appeals, and administrative proceedings concerning the First Amendment,  including litigation related to internet speech; the free speech rights of students and public employees; religious freedom; allegations of defamation, business disparagement, and invasion of privacy; and the Texas anti-SLAPP statute.
  • Representing plaintiffs, defendants, and third parties in intellectual property disputes across a variety of industries, including copyright infringement, trademark infringement and unfair competition, and patent infringement.
  • Representing and counseling clients in lawsuits and administrative proceedings relating to constitutional liberties and government conduct, including electronic privacy, unlawful seizure, equal protection, and due process concerns.
  • Representing  individuals and businesses on federal trademark registration, and assisting clients with trademark enforcement.
  • Advising clients on copyright fair use and clearance issues, including in the online environment.
  • Assisting startups and other businesses with technology and media licensing; terms of service and privacy policies; third-party development agreements; and other technology- and media-focused agreements.

Prior to forming JT Morris Law, PLLC, JT honed his litigation, courtroom, and advising skills with two nationally-recognized law firms located in Washington, D.C., and Austin, Texas.

JT handles matters with adherence to the same core values and principled approach that he's developed throughout his career. Engaged and purposeful representation, excellent communication, and thoughtful and honest advice is what he strives to provide to every client.

When JT is not lawyering, he usually can be found on the rivers and trails of the Texas hill country, where he especially enjoys fly-fishing and trail running.

B.S. (Computer Science and Economics), magna cum laude, Vanderbilt University, 2003

J.D., William & Mary School of Law,  2006.

State Bar Admissions:

  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Federal Court Admissions:

  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia

“Free Speech and Prior Restraint in Texas, with Some Help from Hollywood,”Journal of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, Spring 2017

"A Discussion of Hot Button First Amendment Issues," Texas Bar CLE, June 2017

"Introduction to Intellectual Property and Small Businesses," Comal County Bar Association, April 2017.

Activities and Associations:

State Bar of Texas

  • Appellate Section
  • Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section
  • Intellectual Property Law Section

Austin Bar Association

Austin Intellectual Property Law Association

Volunteer Attorney, Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts

Recognition:

Named a "Rising Star" for intellectual property litigation by Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters service), 2014, 2016, & 2018.

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JT Morris Law focuses on providing trial and appellate representation along with strategic counseling in First Amendment law,  digital media and internet law; intellectual property law, including copyright, trademark, and patent matters; and issues at the junction of technology and individual liberties.