Franklin Hall 200
601 E. Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN 47405
Trustee Morris is an experienced trial attorney and has conducted over 15 complex felony jury trials in both state and federal court. Currently, Trustee Morris is Senior Counsel for Taft in Indianapolis. Prior to joining Taft, he was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Indiana(1), leading the prosecution of federal drug trafficking and firearms offenses, conspiracy, and violations of the Hobbs Act. Trustee Morris is also an Adjunct Law Professor at IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law teaching subjects in criminal law, ethics, and supervising externship placements. He is a proud graduate of Broad Ripple High School, an Indianapolis Public School, and a native of the Far Eastside of Indianapolis. A three-time Indiana University graduate, Trustee Morris received his B.A. in African American and African Diaspora Studies in 2005 from IU Bloomington, M.S. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration in 2007, and his J.D. in 2014 from IU McKinney School of Law.
Prior to his legal career, Trustee Morris worked in various leadership roles in higher education for over six years. Active in the Indianapolis community, with special interest in the development of young minds and the city’s future, Trustee Morris is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Iibada Dance Company, participates in service initiatives geared towards college readiness and career planning for current Indianapolis Public Schools students, and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated, which was founded on the campus of Indiana University in 1911. Additionally, Trustee Morris serves as a tutor with School on Wheels for children experiencing homelessness.
(1) Footnote: Trustee Morris served in his personal capacity.