Joseph Morrey has chosen to limit his practice to representing individuals and families suffering from the disastrous effects of personal injury or death of a loved one causes them. He believes in leveling the playing field by aggressive investigation and preparation of his clients' cases. Mr. Morrey firmly believes that the one place which allows the individual to stand on equal footing with big business and insurance companies is in the courtroom. He considers all of his client's personal friends and genuinely cares about their success and happiness in life. This "personalized," but aggressive, approach results in what Mr. Morrey believes to be the best possible settlements and jury verdicts being achieved.
Since graduating from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 1977, Joe Morrey has lived in St. Joseph and has been trying cases in northwest Missouri and the greater Kansas City area representing injured people and their families. Mr. Morrey has tried over 100 jury trials to verdict as an assistant prosecuting attorney, public defender, and private attorney. He maintains membership in the Missouri Bar Board of Governors Association, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA), and the American Association for Justice (AAJ). He has obtained a professional "A-V" rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the most recognized and respected national lawyers rating service. He has also been selected as a Missouri plaintiffs personal injury Super Lawyer annually since 2013 and as a "Top One Percent" by The National Association of Distinguished Counsel." This rating signifies very high legal ability and ethical standards and is obtained only by years of hard work and the recommendation of other attorneys and judges. Mr. Morrey practices being totally prepared to take clients' cases all the way to the courtroom while maintaining the highest degree of honesty and ethical standards. His hallmark is his abiding desire to truly understand and then convincingly articulate the actual effect his clients' injuries have had on them and their families. Recent litigation in which he has been involved include serious injury and wrongful death claims resulting from vehicular collisions, falls, nursing home neglect, and medical malpractice. He firmly adheres to the proposition that the trust and respect of satisfied clients remains his best form of advertising.
Awarded one of the highest verdicts in Buchanan County history, $2.6 million dollars, in a medical malpractice case against a doctor for misdiagnosis and treatment of colon disease in a young man (reduced to $667,300 after appeal, remand and retrial).
Achieved a $7+ million dollar settlement as co-counsel in a Jackson County trial for wrongful death of 18-year-old young man killed when a fully loaded, speeding semi-tractor trailer overturned on his vehicle trapping him inside as he burned to death.
Member of both the Missouri Bar Board of Governors and the Board of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA).