Morris Bart is an award-winning New Orleans personal injury attorney
Morris Bart grew up in the New Orleans area, graduated from the University of New Orleans in 1975, and received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in 1978. During law school he served as President of Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity, was a member of the Blue Key National Honor Society, and received the American Jurisprudence award for academic excellence. He was inducted into the Louisiana Bar in 1978 and is currently a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, Mississippi Association for Justice, American Association for Justice, and has served on the Board of Governors of the Louisiana Association for Justice.
Mr. Bart was a pioneer in legal marketing in America and has lectured extensively on the subject at Tulane University, Loyola Law School, and University of New Orleans. Morris and his wife, Cathy, have been married for more than 35 years and have three daughters. He is a strong believer in health and fitness and regularly runs, bikes, skis, and plays tennis.
MORRIS BART TRANSFORMED THE LEGAL INDUSTRY
In 1980 Mr. Bart became the first attorney in Louisiana to advertise his services as a personal injury attorney on television, and he has since been the subject of numerous newspaper and television feature stories on legal advertising. At the time, he was a sole practitioner with one shared secretary. Since then, his firm has grown into one of the largest personal injury law firms in the United States with over 100 attorneys, a support staff of well over 150 and an annual advertising budget in excess of $10 million. The firm currently operates offices throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
MORRIS BART IS A LIFELONG PHILANTHROPIST
The primary focus of Mr. Bart’s many philanthropic endeavors is support of education, and he is an active supporter of Fortier High School, University of New Orleans, Loyola Law School, Isidore Newman School (where he has also served on the Board of Trustees), McGehee School, and Metairie Park Country Day School.
Mr. Bart also partners with the New Orleans Pelicans basketball team for Bart’s Flight School, an outreach program that provides school supplies and incentivizes school children to improve their grades using rewards such as a special basketball clinic with Pelican players and coaches.
ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS
Mr. Bart has received numerous awards and distinctions during his career, including being named a Super Lawyer, a Million Dollar Advocate and Gambit Weekly magazine’s “Best Attorney” as well as receiving a “Leadership in Law” award from New Orleans City Business magazine.
- B.A., University of New Orleans
- J.D., Loyola College of Law
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