Rivers Morrell, Attorney at Law


Rivers J. Morrell lll


Rivers J. Morrell lll

Partner/Owner Location: Mission Viejo, California Phone: (949) 305-1400

Fax: 949-305-1414

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Experienced Car Accident Injury AttorneyWhen experience matters, Rivers Morrell, the founding principle of The Law Firm of Rivers J. Morrell, III, is an effective advocate for your rights. The firm is dedicated to the principle that all people deserve high-quality and effective legal representation. The Law Firm of Rivers Morrell serves clients from Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside County and the surrounding California areas. Rivers Morrell has more than 40 years of legal experience, 20 of which involved representing major insurance carriers in personal injury cases.  Our Firm has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury and other civil litigation.

We invite you to review the recommendations of our clients, peers, and the recommendations of the legal industry.  Rivers Morrell is one of the top injury lawyers in California according to many industry measures including ABOTA, Super Lawyers, the Litigators Award and others that represent consistent performance and excellence over decades of service.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Animal Bites
  • Wrongful Death
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Products Liability Law
  • STD Liability
  • Pedestrian Accidents/Injury
  • Defective Products
  • Boating Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Elder Abuse
  • Neck Injury
  • Lemon Law
  • Drowning
  • Slip and Fall
  • Americans with Disability Act
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • Underinsured Motorists
  • Work Related Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Trip and Fall
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Public Entity
  • Employee Negligence
  • Handicap Ramp Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Tow Truck Accidents
  • Property Damage
  • Sexual Assault Cases
  • Governmental Liability
  • Automobile Insurance
  • Dangerous Condition
  • Insurance Arbitration
  • Truck Accidents
  • Brain Injury
  • Sexual Abuse Cases
  • Dog Bites
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Hit and Run Accidents
  • Dangerous Road Design
  • Swimming Pool Accident
  • Toxic Chemical Poisoning

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy Certified Trial Specialist

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1974


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. – 1974
  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California
    • B.S. – 1970
    • Major: Economics


  • Lecturer, Trial Advocacy Skills, MCLE

Honors and Awards

  • Silver Member, Elite Lawyers of America, 2007 – 2019
  • Southern California “Super Lawyer”, 12 years in a row, 2007 – 2019
  • “One of the top 3000 Attorneys”, by Law Dragon
  • Best’s Directory of Recommended Attorneys
  • Judge Pro Tem, Orange County
  • AV Rated “Martindale-Hubbell”, 1993 – 2019
  • Life Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Life Member, Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Global Directory of Who’s Who
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1989 – 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member, 1989 – Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • Elite Lawyers of America, Lifetime Member
  • Orange County Superior Court, Arbitrator, 1995 – Present
  • Orange County, Mediator
  • Los Angeles County, Mediator
  • Riverside County, Mediator
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Faculty Member
  • Super Lawyer, Southern California, Selected 12 years as Southern California Super Lawyer, January 1, 2007 – Present
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