T.C. Morrison

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Author Bio

Thomas Morrison, writing under the name T.C.Morrison, is a graduate of Otterbein University (Ohio) and New York University Law School where he was a Root-Tilden Scholar.  After four years of active duty as a legal officer in the United States Air Force, Morrison joined the New York City law firm Rogers & Wells where he became a partner in 1975.  In 1977 he moved to Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler where he spent the next 34 years trying cases and arguing appeals throughout the country.   Morrison helped Patterson Belknap pioneer the field of false advertising, whereby national advertisers can sue their competitors for advertising that is false or unsubstantiated.  Many of his cases in this field, as well as the field of trademark and trade dress infringement, have become landmarks.  Morrison spent the final five years of his 50-year career as a partner in the New York office of Manatt Phelps & Phillips.

Shortly before he retired, Morrison began writing a comic novel about modern day litigators and the cases they bring.  Believing that most attorneys take themselves and their cases much too seriously, and that there is much humor to be found in modern litigation,  Morrison set out to write a legal farce that captures some of the humor and absurdity in modern litigation, particularly class action litigation.

All of the cases that appear in the book have their genesis in actual court cases.  A few even had their inspiration in the author’s own trials.  Alas, the farcical courtroom testimony, dialogue and antics that appear throughout the book will not be found in any official reports in the annals of justice.