After 37 years of trying cases, Andrew M. Morse turned to settling them as a neutral. He facilitates mediations and sits as an arbitrator. Andrew is particularly suited to these roles because he has tried many civil jury trials. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, both of which are invitation only institutions reserved for trustworthy and very effective trial lawyers. His nearly four decades of evaluating how juries decide is invaluable to litigants seeking a resolution short of trial.
He has tried cases involving wrongful death and catastrophic injuries, including spinal and traumatic brain injuries, for both plaintiffs and defendants. Other trials include excessive force claims resulting in death and serious bodily injury, products liability, truck accidents, medical malpractice wrongful death, automobile crashes, premises liability, employment, food safety, fire and property loss claims and many others. Andrew has tried commercial cases and land use claims, as well.
In addition, Mr. Morse runs focus groups and mock trials for Snow Trial Services. In that role he has seen many juries deliberate and has interviewed dozens of jurors about how they decide issues. This has added to his breadth of experience.
Mr. Morse is also a leader, who as President of Snow Christensen & Martineau for 8 years, regularly developed consensus among lawyers with opposing viewpoints. He did so by listening, and by encouraging people to consider one another’s perspective. He did so by gaining the empathic trust of those around him. These same skills and personality traits allow litigants and their lawyers to trust Mr. Morse as a neutral.
Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont
Juris Doctor, 1984
University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1977
Author, What Judges Expect from Trial Lawyers, Utah Bar Journal, Vol. 34 No. 4, July/August 2021.
Author, The New Respect for George Sutherland, Utah Bar Journal, Sept/Oct 2012.
Author, Name Federal Courthouse for George Sutherland, Salt Lake Tribune, Op. Ed., July 15, 2012.
Author, Gallegos ex rel Rynes v. Dick Simon Trucking – The Use of Price-of-Annuity Evidence as Present Value of Compensatory Damages, Utah Bar Journal, Vol. 19 No. 3, June 2006.
Author, Spoliation of Evidence: A Trap for the Unwary, Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Newsletter, Spring 2002.
Speaker, Use of Lawful and Unlawful Force, Utah Bar Convention, Sun Valley, Idaho, July 29, 2021.
Sponsor, Utah Bar Commission, Use of Lawful and Unlawful Force, April 13-15, 2021.
Sponsor, American College of Trial Lawyers Trial Boot Camp, Salt Lake City, Utah, January 12-15, 2021.
Keynote Speaker, Protecting Children While Protecting Yourself, Sixteenth International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma, Orlando, Florida, September 2018.
Speaker, The Loss of Consortium Claim and Defending It, Utah Association for Justice, Brain Injury Conference, February 2018.
Speaker, Implicit Bias in the Courtroom, Sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers, S.J. Quinney College of Law, May 2017.
Speaker, The Reptile Theory at Trial, The Harmonie Group, Boston, Massachusetts, May 2017.
Speaker, The Benefit of Using Trial Prep Consulting Services for Significant Cases, Utah State Bar Summer Convention, San Diego, California, July 2016.
Speaker, Brady v. Maryland: Criminal Procedural Rights and Civil Causes of Action, Lorman Education Services, Webinar, 2015.
Speaker, Meth and a Death: The Anatomy of a Trial, American Board of Trial Advocates, Utah Chapter, February 2015.