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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 trial and appellate litigation involving the First Amendment and defense of free speech, copyright and trademark infringement, and digital media disputes.

JT also regularly advises clients on issues relating to social media and the internet, intellectual property enforcement and licensing, threats to freedom of expression, and emerging technologies and privacy.

JT's representative experience includes:

  • Representing plaintiffs, defendants, and third parties in copyright, patent, and trademark litigation. JT has helped clients achieve successful results in all stages of IP litigation, from the motion to dismiss stage to summary judgment and trial.
  • Representing clients in lawsuits, appeals, and administrative proceedings concerning the First Amendment and free speech. JT has helped clients protect a wide range of expressive rights, including in matters about social media speech, political speech, student speech, newsgathering and reporting, and religious expression.
  • Defending publishers and speakers against allegations of defamation, invasion of privacy, and other speech-based claims. This includes helping clients get dismissal of lawsuits and attorney's fees under the Texas Citizens Participation Act, the state's anti-SLAPP law.
  • Representing clients in lawsuits and administrative proceedings involving constitutional liberties, such as electronic privacy, unlawful seizure, equal protection, and due process concerns. And JT also has experience litigating against assertions of qualified immunity.
  • Advising clients on copyright fair use and copyright clearance issues, with a focus on digital media.
  • Advising startups and other businesses on technology and media licensing; terms of service and privacy policies; and internet-focused laws such as CDA Section 230 and the DMCA.
  • Helping clients with trademark registration and enforcement.

JT also offers experience with advocacy and advising on legislation and policy affecting freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

Prior to starting JT Morris Law, PLLC, JT practiced with two nationally-prominent law firms located in Washington, D.C., and Austin, Texas.

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.

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

J.D., William and Mary Law School,  2006.

State Bar Admissions:

  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Federal Court Admissions:

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • 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 District of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Presenter and Facilitator, “Hot Issues in Social Media,” ABA Forum on Communications Law Annual Conference, February 2020.

Panelist, "The CASE Act: Power to Creatives or Copyright Trolls," Entertainment & Sports Law Section of the Austin Bar Association, December 2019.

Panelist, "Texas Legislature: Restoring Transparency, Protecting Free Speech," Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas 2019 Annual Conference.

“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

Activities and Associations:

Media Law Resource Center, Defense Counsel 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 publication), 2014, 2016, & 2018-2020.

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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 trial and appellate litigation involving the First Amendment and defense of free speech, copyright and trademark infringement, and digital media disputes.

JT also regularly advises clients on issues relating to social media and the internet, intellectual property enforcement and licensing, threats to freedom of expression, and emerging technologies and privacy.

JT's representative experience includes:

  • Representing plaintiffs, defendants, and third parties in copyright, patent, and trademark litigation. JT has helped clients achieve successful results in all stages of IP litigation, from the motion to dismiss stage to summary judgment and trial.
  • Representing clients in lawsuits, appeals, and administrative proceedings concerning the First Amendment and free speech. JT has helped clients protect a wide range of expressive rights, including in matters about social media speech, political speech, student speech, newsgathering and reporting, and religious expression.
  • Defending publishers and speakers against allegations of defamation, invasion of privacy, and other speech-based claims. This includes helping clients get dismissal of lawsuits and attorney's fees under the Texas Citizens Participation Act, the state's anti-SLAPP law.
  • Representing clients in lawsuits and administrative proceedings involving constitutional liberties, such as electronic privacy, unlawful seizure, equal protection, and due process concerns. And JT also has experience litigating against assertions of qualified immunity.
  • Advising clients on copyright fair use and copyright clearance issues, with a focus on digital media.
  • Advising startups and other businesses on technology and media licensing; terms of service and privacy policies; and internet-focused laws such as CDA Section 230 and the DMCA.
  • Helping clients with trademark registration and enforcement.

JT also offers experience with advocacy and advising on legislation and policy affecting freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

Prior to starting JT Morris Law, PLLC, JT practiced with two nationally-prominent law firms located in Washington, D.C., and Austin, Texas.

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.

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

J.D., William and Mary Law School,  2006.

State Bar Admissions:

  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Federal Court Admissions:

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • 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 District of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Presenter and Facilitator, “Hot Issues in Social Media,” ABA Forum on Communications Law Annual Conference, February 2020.

Panelist, "Texas Legislature: Restoring Transparency, Protecting Free Speech," Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas 2019 Annual Conference.

“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:

Media Law Resource Center, Defense Counsel 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 publication), 2014, 2016, & 2018-2020.

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.

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