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He's No Ordinary Joe: Meet Attorney Joseph A. Morrey

Being able to practice law and touch people's lives for good for more than 35 years has been a great privilege and honor for me. I've spent my entire legal career in this area, raising four children with my wife, Diane, serving the local community at every opportunity all the while trying my very best to help those who turned to me for representation in serious injury cases and criminal matters.

My hallmark is my abiding, some might say compulsive, desire to truly understand and then convincingly articulate the actual effect your injuries have had on you, and your family. The law is not a job, it's a calling to which I know I've been called. I am looking forward to the opportunity to meet and work with you and your family.

I've literally seen it all — and done it all — and I'm ready to do it for you, too.

To learn more about me, visit the link below.

My Courtroom Experience Includes Over 100 Trials

I have worked hard over the years to be the most skilled at what I do. There are many who claim they can handle your personal injury or wrongful death case, but do they really have the kind of proven experience and wisdom you can trust?

As an assistant prosecuting attorney, public defender and private attorney, I have tried over 100 jury trials to verdict. I've tried every kind of case, from traffic tickets to capital murder cases, from slip-and-fall to catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. I prepare to take every client's case all the way to the courtroom, if necessary.

Giving Back To The Community Is Part Of My Belief System

We all need to believe in something. I believe in giving back to the community with my time and legal advice. I have also participated in many ways with The Missouri Bar to enhance the reputation of lawyers and the delivery of legal services, including pro bono attorney-client mediation and disaster relief legal counseling, and most recently serving as an elected member of The Missouri Bar's Board of Governors representing Northwest Missouri.

Present Pro Bono Involvement

  • The Missouri Bar — Disaster Legal Service Volunteer, 2017 to present
  • The Missouri Bar — Free Legal Answer Program, 2017 to present
  • City of St. Joseph, Missouri — Zoning Board of Adjustment, Substitute, 2016 to present
  • Uptown St. Joseph Advisory Committee — Board of Directors, 2010 to present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys — Emergency Response Team — Volunteer and Co-Director, 2008 to present
  • The Missouri Bar — Complaint Resolution Mediator, 2002 to present
  • The Missouri Bar — Lawyers Assistance Program Volunteer, 2000 to present

Past Pro Bono Involvement

  • City of St. Joseph, Missouri — Planning & Zoning Commission, Member and Vice Chairman, 2008 to 2013
  • St. Joseph Christian School — Legal Advisor to School Board, 2007 to 2011
  • Salvation Army of St. Joseph, Missouri — Board of Directors, Member and President, 2006 to 2014
  • Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph, Missouri — Board of Directors, Legal Advisor, 2004 to 2012
  • St. Joseph Christian School — High School Track Coach, Volunteer, 2003 to 2011
  • St. Joseph Pregnancy Resource Center — Board of Directors, Legal Advisor, 2000 to 2010
  • KGNM Christian Radio — Board of Directors, Legal Advisor, 2000 to 2008
  • St. Joseph Youth Soccer Association — Volunteer, 1979 to 2000
  • St. Joseph Food Kitchen — Board of Directors, Legal Advisor, 1979 to 1982
  • St. Joseph Food Bank — Board of Directors, Legal Advisor, 1979 to 1982

Industry And Peer Recognition

I'm proud to say that I've been recognized by several legal industry associations for excellence, including being selected for inclusion in Missouri Super Lawyers list (2013-2017) in personal injury litigation, "Top 100" by the National Trial Lawyers Association, member of the "Top One Percent" by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Missouri.

Over the years, I've earned the respect of my peers and national recognition by the legal industry. However, the trust and respect of satisfied clients remains my best form of advertising.

Schedule Your Free Consultation

Call my law office, the Law Offices of Joseph A. Morrey, for a free consultation about your case at 816-364-1506. You can also email the firm to make your appointment. We assist clients in St. Joseph and the surrounding counties, including Kansas City, and put our experience and integrity to work for results in your case.