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Melinda Morris

Melinda  Morris

111 Second AVE NE
Suite 515
St. Petersburg, Florida 33703
United States

Telephone: 727-388-4736
Firm: Morris Law Firm
Practice Overview:
The Morris Law Firm is dedicated to criminal defense, and represents clients throughout Pinellas County and the entire Tampa Bay Area (Tampa, St. Petersburg, Hillsborough, Pasco, Manatee, Sarasota, Polk) on DUI, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Offenses, Drug Offenses (including Drug Trafficking), White Collar Crimes, Traffic Offenses, Driver License Suspensions, BUI, Battery / Assault, Theft, Burglary / Robbery, Firearm / Weapons Offenses, Violations of Probation, Sealing / Expunging criminal records, and all other misdemeanor and felony offenses.


Professional Profile:
Melinda Morris has been practicing law since 1999 and is the managing attorney of the Morris Law Firm. As a former State Attorney and criminal prosecutor Ms. Morris has handled thousands of cases from investigation through sentencing.

Extensive Criminal Law Experience
While a felony prosecutor for the State Attorney's Office, Ms. Morris prosecuted thousands of criminal cases including DUI, Domestic Violence / Violation of Injunctions, Juvenile Cases, Drug Offenses (including Drug Trafficking), Traffic Tickets, Driver License Suspensions, Assault / Battery, Resisting Arrest / Disorderly Conduct, Burglary / Robbery / Theft, Fraud / Worthless Checks, Outstanding Warrants, Bond Hearings, Violations of Probation, and White Collar Crime.

As well, Ms. Morris served as a member of the DUI Manslaughter/Vehicular Homicide Squad, a Lead Trial Attorney, a Domestic Violence Prosecutor, and a Child Abuse Prosecutor. Ms. Morris has participated in 50 jury trials, and has first?hand experience and jury trials for First Degree Murder, Manslaughter, Capital Sexual Battery, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery, Battery, DUI, Domestic Violence, Drug Possession, Grand Theft Motor Vehicle and Petit Theft.

Her local knowledge of the criminal justice system coupled with years of extensive work both prosecuting and defending cases enables her the ability to identify weaknesses in the State Attorney’s case and pursue the best possible outcome for you.

A Strong Legal Education that Benefits Clients
Ms. Morris attended Stetson University where she received both a Juris Doctorate (Law Degree) and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA). Stetson University College of Law is ranked No. 1 for trial advocacy and No. 5 for legal writing by U.S. News & World Report and has provided Ms. Morris her outstanding legal foundation.

Ms. Morris' MBA degree in addition to her JD degree enables her to understand the nuances and intricacies of business and corporate procedure, and allows her to provide outstanding representation for those clients accused of White Collar Crimes.

Professional Recognition
In 2008 Ms. Morris was named a "Rising Star" by Tampa Bay Times (TBT). Ms. Morris is a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a member of the Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a member of the St. Petersburg Bar Association.

UndergraduateFlorida State UniversityBS1996
LawStetson University College of LawJD, MBA1999