It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our law partner, colleague and friend, Paul A. Morrison, on November 3, 2020. For over thirty-three years, Paul served his clients with unmatched skill and dedication. As a litigator, he was a fierce advocate inside the courtroom and a gentleman outside of it. Later in his career, Paul developed a special interest in mediation, where he used his unique blend of intellect and charisma to help litigants settle the most difficult cases. Above all, Paul recognized that the practice of law is about solving people’s problems and helping them get to a better place. Legions of clients over the years would attest to this fact.
Born on June 11, 1958, Paul is survived by the love of his life of 24 years, Mary Beth. He is preceded in death by his father, Dr. John Coulter Morrison, of Jackson, Mississippi. He is survived by his mother, Rita Dickey Morrison, his brother, Cody Morrison of Oxford, Mississippi, and his sister, Hollidae Morrison, also of Jackson.
Paul received his Bachelor of Science degree with Honors from the University of Southern Mississippi and his law degree from Washington & Lee University as a Head Burks Scholar. Prior to establishing the firm in Warrenton in 1999, Paul practiced law in Leesburg, Virginia, where he was a member of the Board of Directors for the Loudoun County Bar Association. He was a member of the American Association for Justice and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and was admitted to practice before all federal courts in Virginia, as well as the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Paul had a love for life, golf, music and was strong in his faith. He is remembered by family, friends, clients and colleagues for his generous spirit, quick wit and bright blue eyes. He will be missed by many.
– The Attorneys and Staff of Morrison, Ross and Whelan