Michael Morrison, Esq.
In December 2020, Michael Morrison joined Van Kampen Law, PC as an associate attorney. Michael is a servant leader whose lived experiences have established a major philosophical imperative to his work: “Everyone is Based on a True Story.” Michael believes that nothing threatens access to justice more than a story untold.
Michael received his undergraduate degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his juris doctor degree from The University of Alabama School of Law – both of which he attended on full-tuition scholarships. Prior to joining Van Kampen Law, Michael practiced with Bailey & Dixon, LLP in Raleigh, North Carolina in the firm’s litigation group. There, Michael represented and defended individuals, businesses, insurers, and their insureds in complex matters ranging from contract disputes, unfair business practices, labor and employment law, administrative law, and constitutional law. Michael’s exposure to both plaintiff and defense representation informs his holistic approach to handling client negotiations.
In addition to working with Bailey & Dixon, Michael worked as a judicial law clerk for the Georgia Court of Appeals, and as a diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”) consultant with Wilmor Works, LLC. At the intersection of Michael’s academic training, work experiences, and salient identities – a Christian, African American male raised in the South by a Marine father and an educator mother – lies his appreciation of, and sensitivity to, the diversity of people he represents.
Away from the office, Michael enjoys being a dog dad to his Goldendoodle, Sunny, and staying active with as many outdoor activities as possible.
The National Black Lawyers Top 40 under 40 (2020)
North Carolina State Bar
Federal Bar Association
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
North Carolina Bar Association
Mecklenburg County Bar
Wake County Bar
John S. Leary Association of Black Attorneys
Capital City Lawyers Association
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
“Newtrality: A Contemporary Alternative to Race-neutral Pedagogy,” Volume 43, Campbell Law Review, Spring 2021.
“Inclusion & Belonging in an Age of Social Distance:” The North Carolina State Bar Journal, Spring 2021.
“Insurance Issues for NC General Contractors,” North Carolina Bar Association – Insurance Law Section, January 2020.
“The Economic Loss Rule in North Carolina,” North Carolina Bar Association – Construction Law Section, September 2018.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A. Public Relations, Double minor – History & PPE (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics), 2016
The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2019
Continuing Legal Education Courses
Newtrality: Using Motivated Awareness and Inclusive Integrity to Strengthen Organizational Culture in the Legal Profession, Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law Law Review and Student Bar Association, February 2021.
Black Lives and Lawyers Matter: Advocacy and Allyship in the Legal Profession, Bailey and Dixon, LLP, August 2020.
Managing Bias: Uncovering Blindspots in the Practice of Law, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, January 2017.