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Seth  Morris

Seth Morris

Morris Law, A Criminal Defense Firm
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence ...
  • California
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Seth Morris is a criminal defense attorney in Berkeley, California. Seth passionately and aggressively represents people accused of crimes in Berkeley and throughout the Bay Area. He focuses on serious and complex criminal cases in California trial courts and federal courts.

Seth has been a lawyer for 15 years, and started practicing criminal defense as a Deputy Public Defender for Alameda County. He believes a strong criminal defense attorney is the only way to keep the government honest and fair and if you don't fight hard, the government will take everything it can from you.

Seth has experience defending clients against drug charges, weapons charges, murder charges, sex crimes, federal criminal charges, DUI charges, and other serious crimes. He also handles Title IX cases as well as school suspension and expulsion. No matter what criminal charge he is defending against, you can rest easy knowing that a passionate and experienced defense attorney is by your side and in your corner.

In California, Seth has established himself as a leader in the field of criminal defense, as well as in his community. He knows that the courtroom is only one piece of the criminal justice system and that community involvement and local initiatives help create a more fair and just world. That is why he has served as a Commissioner on the Berkeley Police Review Commission, Berkeley’s citizen oversight board that reviews police department policies and complaints of officer misconduct. Seth has also proven himself on the national stage, being selected by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2015 to contribute to its Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. He was also a part of the White House's Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

Seth has been a guest on MSNBC, NBC Bay Area, and NPR and his writing on criminal defense and police reform issues have been published in the Washington Post, Salon, and Vanity Fair.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
Juvenile Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 244910
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Federal Circuit
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  • English
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Morris Law, A Criminal Defense Firm
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Managing Attorney at top flight criminal defense firm serving clients in all nine bay area counties and federal court.
Cooper, Cooper & Morris
Partner at criminal defense firm in Berkeley, California focusing on all matters related to helping people accused of crimes in the Bay Area.
Deputy Public Defender
Alameda County Public Defender's Office
Public Defender in Oakland, California, represented clients facing all types of criminal charges from DUI to murder. Conducted hundreds of preliminary hearings and dozens of jury trials.
Latham & Watkins LLP
Associate attorney at one of the larges and most prestigious law firms in America. Focused on civil litigation and government investigations.
Compton Unified School District
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
J.D. (2006) | Law
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Loyola Marymount University
M.A. (2003) | Education
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Columbia University
B.A. (2001) | Philosophy
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Excellent Rating
Professional Associations
National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Alameda County Bar Association
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California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
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California State Bar  # 244910
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Speaking Engagements
Your Call: Should Police Wear Body Cameras?
Speaker on Expert Panel on the Topic of Body Cameras
Dept. of Justices Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Importance of Public Defenders in the Conversation about Police Misconduct in Local Communities
KQED (local NPR affiliate)
Race, Poverty, and the Crisis of Mass Incarceration in the Criminal Justice System
Guest Lecturer at Professor Nikki Jones’ class at UC Berkeley in the Dept of African American studies
21st Century Civil Rights: Community Empowerment Police Reform
The Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal symposium
NBC Bay Area
Special investigation report on local police’s use and misuse of body cameras.
Updates and Litigation Experiences with the Law of Miranda v. Arizona
4th Amendment to the Constitution
How to Utilize Body Camera Evidence to Help on Criminal Defense Cases
Developments on the Law for Cases Prosecuted with Gang Enhancements
Litigating Gang Cases, Los Angeles Public Defender's Office Homicide Seminar
Los Angeles Public Defender's Office
Presented to an office of 750 lawyers on best practices when defending clients facing charges arising out of alleged gang activity.
Websites & Blogs
Morris Law PC, A Criminal Defense Firm Website
Criminal Defense Blog
Contact & Map
Morris Law, A Criminal Defense Firm
Berkeley Office
825 Page St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
Telephone: (510) 916-2526
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Morris Law, A Criminal Defense Firm
Oakland Office
655 13th Street, Suite 303
Oakland, CA 94612
Telephone: (510) 916-2526