Nikki L. Morris

Associate

Houston
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Overview

The same stamina and mental strength that nudges Nikki Morris forward as a marathon runner, also drives her developing litigation practice. She takes a focused approach: Nikki tirelessly conducts research, analyzes facts and strategizes decisions, determined to achieve the best possible results.

That sense of purpose does more than just endear her to clients. It also fuels their cases to the finish line.

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  • Represented trucking company in suit against component parts manufacturer involving breach of contract and fraud claims. Oversaw extensive document collection and review, including review of foreign language documents. Performed extensive research and drafted dispositive and non-dispositive motions, and helped navigate the case toward a favorable settlement on the eve of trial.
  • Served as member of the litigation team that represented national solid waste services company against competitor in suit involving tortious interference with customer contracts and related claims. Drafted various non-dispositive motions, including providing research and analysis for motion for temporary injunction. The case resulted in a favorable settlement.
  • Represented client in arbitration brought by former attorney in suit involving excessive fees. Oversaw discovery, including document collection and production, and assisted in preparing the case for mediation. The case resulted in a favorable settlement for the client.
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Experience

  • Represented trucking company in suit against component parts manufacturer involving breach of contract and fraud claims. Oversaw extensive document collection and review, including review of foreign language documents. Performed extensive research and drafted dispositive and non-dispositive motions, and helped navigate the case toward a favorable settlement on the eve of trial.
  • Served as member of the litigation team that represented national solid waste services company against competitor in suit involving tortious interference with customer contracts and related claims. Drafted various non-dispositive motions, including providing research and analysis for motion for temporary injunction. The case resulted in a favorable settlement.
  • Represented client in arbitration brought by former attorney in suit involving excessive fees. Oversaw discovery, including document collection and production, and assisted in preparing the case for mediation. The case resulted in a favorable settlement for the client.
  • Serves as a member of the litigation team that represented an energy services company against claims of breach of contract and negligence after power plant failure.
  • Serves as member of the litigation team representing healthcare services and products company in multi-district litigation brought by various governmental entities, involving claims of public nuisance, negligence, and other tort claims.
  • Drafted appellate brief on behalf of employer in case brought by former employee claiming wrongful termination.
  • Represented the restaurant owner and operator of Texas restaurant involved in the confrontation between police and motorcycle clubs. Drafted several discovery motions and assisted with case-related research.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Houston Bar Association
    • The Houston Lawyer, Editorial Board
    • Litigation Section
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
    • Adopt an Angel Committee
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation: Fellow
  • Federal Bar Association, Southern District of Texas Chapter

Prior Positions

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Ewing Werlein, Jr., United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Texas

Education

  • J.D., University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law, 2015, summa cum laude; Bowen Scholar; UALR Law Review, Associate Notes Editor; Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers
  • B.A., Texas A&M University, 2010, summa cum laude