Story #1: Buying a Bakery
Victory Before the US Supreme Court
Just as F. Davis Morse thought that nothing could
be more intimidating than the silence filling that room of stone
and marble, the red velvet curtain cloaking the chamber of the
United States Supreme Court rose with a "whoosh." Nine
justices stepped forward into the opening of a new term while
the marshal intoned, "The Honorable, the Chief Justice and
Associate Judges of the Supreme Court of the United States. Oyez!
"It was simultaneously the most exhilarating
and nerve-wracking experience of my young life," Morse says
of that moment. He was standing before the Supreme Court of the
United States as a plaintiff challenging a Virginia practice that
had violated the Voting Rights Act by charging people for the
right to vote in a nominating convention for the U.S. Senate.
He was 26, in law school, and had little to fuel his fight
besides his alliances with a talented law professor, his passion
for justice, and the conviction that he was right. His opposition,
on the other hand, had hired a team of elite lawyers with decades
of experience and piles of money between them. Morse's heart pounded
beneath his chest.
Morse had nothing to worry about. Big money and
fancy suits may talk, but the young law student's integrity spoke
louder in that courtroom than an Armani suit ever could. As green
as he was, Morse stood in that room filled with generations of
justices and their families, fought for the rights of people to
freely participate in elections, and won.
His victory was so inspiring that it changed the
way Morse conceived of his future practice with the law. He realized
that, in addition to having the Voting Rights Act on his side,
his greatest strength as a plaintiff lay in his collaboration
with other lawyers and appointed officials.
"It gave me the
idea to run a revolutionary practice that gets serious results
for people by working with expert lawyers all over the country,"
says Morse. With that idea, and after years of working for other
successful plaintiff's lawyers, the Consumer Justice Group was
Several years and many successes down the road,
the Consumer Justice Group has proven that a young man's idea
about a law practice based on alliances with expert legal and
medical professionals not only helps people get their lives back
but gets them back with the financial means to enjoy them.
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