Mr. Morrison has been representing injured clients since 1989, concentrating his practice in the areas of Worker’s Compensation, Personal Injury, and Social Security Disability. He has also successfully tried numerous jury trials involving catastrophic injuries.
Morrison is admitted to practice before the North Carolina Supreme Court, all other N.C. state courts, the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina. He is a member of N.C. State Bar, N.C. Bar Association and other professional organizations. He has twice been featured in front-page news articles in N.C. Lawyer’s Weekly and was elected to serve on the Litigation Section Council of the N.C. Bar Association in 1999. In 2006 he was elected by his peers to serve as chair of the Litigation Section, with a membership of over 2000 lawyers the largest single practice section of the N.C. Bar Association.
Long active in civic and community affairs, Morrison has served on numerous local boards and commissions. He was a 24-year member of the N.C. Historical Commission, having first been appointed by the Governor of North Carolina in 1993. He received the Distinguished Wilsonian Award in 1994 and was chosen by the N.C. Jaycees as an Outstanding Young North Carolinian in 1995. While a student at UNC-Chapel Hill, Morrison was honored by the Chancellor in 1984 for his “outstanding contributions . . . to the preservation and enhancement of the feelings of loyalty and goodwill between the University and its students, alumni and friends.” Honored as a member of the Holderness Moot Court, Morrison graduated from the UNC School of Law in 1988. After 15 years of practice with two other firms, he formed the Morrison Law Firm in 2004.
Charles P. Farris, Jr., or “Charlie Pat,” as he is called by many of his friends, is a lifelong resident of Wilson. He graduated from Ralph L. Fike Senior High School in 1965 and then went on to graduate from the University of North Carolina and later from its law school. In 1973, while in law school he joined the North Carolina National Guard where he served six years attaining the rank of E-5.
He returned to Wilson where for forty-five years, he has practiced with three family firms. His law practice included being a general practitioner with a concentration on real estate matters, disability, traffic and civil matters, such as the restoration of a driver’s license.
Currently, he devotes much of his practice to Social Security disability, driver’s license matters, deeds, Last Will & Power of Attorney preparation, estate planning advice and traffic tickets. The relocation of his practice to the Morrison Law Firm presents a unique opportunity to expand his disability practice, and he feels his association “of counsel” with the Morrison firm is a perfect fit for his practice
He is in good standing with the NC State Bar and is a member of other bar related organizations.
He is a strong believer in Wilson and as such, he has volunteered and served on a dozen or more city and county boards and commissions. He also has been appointed to serve on state commissions and serves as a Trustee for the Wilson Community College. As the former lead instructor for the Red Cross Learn to Swim Program he has helped teach hundreds of non-swimming adults to be more comfortable in the water. He volunteered for more than 50 years with the Red Cross.
He has been honored with the North Carolina Order of the Long Leaf Pine for his volunteer work and is the extremely proud parent of two fine sons.