Alison K. Morriss

Litigation Manager

Alison Morris-GreyOriginally wanting to practice corporate law, Alison K. Morriss had a change of heart during law school when she volunteered with a family law attorney at a legal aid clinic.

“I really fell in love with working one-on-one with a client, helping them through one of the worst experience of their life, and being able to see the positive results,” she said.

A crucial aspect of being a successful attorney is creating a relationship where a client feels they can trust their attorney, according to Ms. Morriss.

“We have to know all the details, no matter how seemingly insignificant, and that requires open and honest communication between both the attorney and the client,” she said.

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Morriss is licensed to practice law in the state of Florida.

Education

Ms. Morriss received her Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, History and Business Administration from Stetson University. She received her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law, and her Master of Business Administration from Stetson University School of Business.

During law school, Ms. Morriss worked with Gulfcoast Legal Services assisting low-income clients in a variety of Family Law issues.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Morriss practiced family law exclusively in the Tampa Bay area. She is experienced in domestic relations, civil litigation and insurances defense. In 2012, she attended the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Associations

Ms. Morriss is currently a member of the Florida State Bar Association, Pinellas County Bar Association, and the Hillsborough County Family Inns of Court. She is also a member of the Miami Florida Family Law American Inns of Court.

Awards

Ms. Morriss was recognized in 2014 as a Florida Rising Star in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers.

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

Ms. Morriss has authored articles on family law for DadsDivorce.com.

Reviews

5/5

“Alison has been an outstanding lawyer, understanding the difficulty of my situation and giving me advice how to deal with the situation. This has helped put me at ease and at peace. Alison is dealing with things very professionally, with substance and reality. She’s kept me out of trouble. It’s been quite difficult, but Alison has helped me to deal with the situation.”

5/5

“Alison has been very understanding of [my] unique situation. She has given me options to remedy situations that arise. Alison needs to be considered for a Partner with the firm. She is a subject-matter expert on various situations. I have been impressed with the compassion she has shown for me personally. She has been very professional and always on top of the issue. Cordell & Cordell can handle the most difficult, hostile, unpeaceful divorces in a professional, peaceful way. This is money well spent. They will work for you.”

5/5

“My divorce is over now , but I can truly say that my attorney, Alison Morriss, was the greatest in my opinion. Ms. Morris was always communicating with me in a timely manner, [and] she would reason with me and advise me of the best way to address issues that I felt [weren’t] right. …  Alison would not let me have it my [way] because she knew what was best for me, and she was right. Her staff was great and professional and courteous towards me at all times, which means a lot when you are going through a divorce. …  I cannot give enough positive comments about Ms. Morriss.  She is the best.”

Miscellaneous

Outside of her professional career, she spends her free time with her Golden Retriever. She also enjoys cooking and reading.