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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 successfully protect their expressive freedoms in First Amendment matters related to social media and internet speech, political speech, student speech, and religious expression.
  • Defending speakers against allegations of defamation, business disparagement, and invasion of privacy, including through use of the Texas anti-SLAPP dismissal statute.
  • Helping clients protect their constitutional liberties in lawsuits and administrative proceedings, including matters involving electronic privacy, unlawful seizure, equal protection, and due process concerns.
  • Advising clients on copyright fair use and copyright clearance issues, with a focus on digital media.
  • Assisting startups and other businesses with technology and media licensing; terms of service and privacy policies; and navigating internet-focused laws such as CDA Section 230 and the DMCA.
  • Assisting clients with trademark registration and enforcement.

Prior to starting JT Morris Law, PLLC, JT honed his litigation, courtroom, and advising skills 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 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:

  • 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 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:

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, & 2018-2019.

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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 successfully protect their expressive freedoms in First Amendment matters related to social media and internet speech, political speech, student speech, and religious expression.
  • Defending speakers against allegations of defamation, business disparagement, and invasion of privacy, including through use of the Texas anti-SLAPP dismissal statute.
  • Helping clients protect their constitutional liberties in lawsuits and administrative proceedings, including matters involving electronic privacy, unlawful seizure, equal protection, and due process concerns.
  • Advising clients on copyright fair use and copyright clearance issues, with a focus on digital media.
  • Assisting startups and other businesses with technology and media licensing; terms of service and privacy policies; and navigating internet-focused laws such as CDA Section 230 and the DMCA.
  • Assisting clients with trademark registration and enforcement.

Prior to starting JT Morris Law, PLLC, JT honed his litigation, courtroom, and advising skills 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 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:

  • 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 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:

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, & 2018-2019.

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.