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 Patrick C. Morrow
Morrow, Morrow, Ryan & Bassett
324 W. Landry St.
Opelousas, LA 70571
(St. Landry)

Position: Member

TEL: 337-948-4483

FAX: 337-942-5234

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Admitted: Louisiana, 1972

Law School: Louisiana State University, J.D.

College: Louisiana State University, B.A.

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Practice Areas: Plaintiff Personal Injury; Maritime Law

Additional Information: PATRICK C. MORROW was born in Plaquemine, Louisiana, on January 15, 1948. Patrick attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and in 1969 obtained a B.A. in government. Following college, Patrick attended the Louisiana State University Law School and obtained his J. D. in 1972. In 1971, while at LSU Law School, he served as Chief Judge of the University Court. Subsequent to admittance to the bar, specifically from 1972 through 1973, Patrick served as a law clerk at the 27th Judicial District Court. Patrick Morrow is also admitted to practice before the U. S. Supreme Court; U. S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; U. S. District Courts; Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana; and Southern District of Texas. As well as having served as a member of the Louisiana State (Medical/Legal Interprofessional Committee, Appellate Liaison Committee), and American Bar Association, Patrick is a member of the St. Landry Parish Bar Association (Secretary-Treasurer, 1974), the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, the Louisiana Association for Justice / Board of Governors / Council of Directors (1987 – 2007) the American Association for Justice, the Louisiana City Attorneys Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates as well as the John M. Duhe, Jr., American Inn of Court. Patrick also served as Judge, Pro Tempore, 27th Judicial District Court in 1995, having been appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court. Also, in 2003 he was appointed to the Louisiana State Bar Association Intermediate Appellate Court Committee. Patrick has been appointed as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the LSU Law Center. He was appointed by the Governor of the State of Louisiana as an interim member of the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission in February of 2005, and a six year appointment in December of 2005. Both appointments were confirmed by the State Senate. Patrick was also inducted in 2006 as a Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. In 2008, Patrick C. Morrow was named Louisiana Super Lawyer by Law & Politics, as published in Louisiana Life and St. Charles Avenue Magazines. Patrick C. Morrow is the Senior Partner of the law firm of Morrow, Morrow, Ryan & Bassett, established in1975, with its main office located in Opelousas, Louisiana. He is experienced in the field of toxic tort, personal injury, negligence, product liability, environmental law litigation, and in particular, class action litigation, mass torts, aviation law, trials, personal injury, workers' compensation, probate, wrongful death actions, as well as general civil practice in all State and Federal Courts, as evidenced below. The firm served as class counsel in the case of "In Re: September 25, 1996 Chemical Exposure in Plaquemine, Louisiana", bearing docket number 48,054, in the 18th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Iberville, Louisiana. The firm also served on the Plaintiff's Committee in the case of "In Re: 1993 Exxon Coker Fire Litigation", bearing Master Docket Number 93-MS-2-A-M-2, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. Patrick and his law partners have served as counsel for plaintiffs in the chemical exposure matter under the consolidated captions of "Joe Don Touchet, et al vs Baker Hughes, Inc., et al", bearing docket numbers 94-64948; 94-64951; 94-65623; 95-65624; 95-65625; 95-65626; 95-65627; 95-65628; 95-65629; 95-65630; 95-65631; 95-65654; 95-65655; 95-65656; 95-65690; 95-65691; 95-65715; 95-65716; 95-65717; 95-65718; 95-65719; 95-65720; 95-65721; 95-65856; 95-65857; 95-65782; 95-65783; 95-65895; 95-65897; 95-66399; 95-66450; 95-66451; 95-66452, 15th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Vermilion, Louisiana. Patrick and his partners have also served as counsel for several plaintiffs in the class action matter against Teletronics. Patrick served on the Plaintiff's Committee in a multi-district litigation filed in that matter entitled "Madeline Dohmann v PHI", in the Western District of Louisiana. Mr. Morrow served as Lead Class Counsel in that matter entitled "Craig West, et al vs G&H Seed Company, et al," bearing docket number 99-4984-A, in the 27th Judicial District Court of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. This case resulted in a settlement of $45,000,000.00. Mr. Morrow served as Co-Lead Class Counsel in that matter entitled "Eric Vizena et al vs Union Pacific Railroad Co., et al," bearing docket number 00-1267, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. This case resulted in a settlement of $65,000,000.00. The firm served as Lead Class Counsel in that matter entitled “Norman Dekerlegand et al versus FMC Corporation”, bearing docket number 01-C-0069-B, of the 27th Judicial District Court in and for the Parish of St. Landry, Louisiana. This class action was settled for $3,700,000.00. The firm served as Co-Trial Counsel in the class action entitled "Faith Brooks, et al v Union Pacific Railroad Co., et al", bearing docket number C-96-235, in the 27th Judicial District Court for St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. The firm is serving as a Co-Counsel in the class action entitled "Opelousas Trust Authority, d/b/a Opelousas General Hospital, et al v Summit Consulting, Inc.", bearing docket number 07-3737, in the 27th Judicial District Court for St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. The firm is serving as Co-Counsel in the class action entitled "Dr. George Raymond Williams, Orthopaedic Surgery, A Professional Medical LLC, v Bestcomp", bearing docket number 09-5242, in the 27th Judicial District Court for St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. The firm is serving as Co-Counsel in the class action entitled "Dr. George Raymond Williams, Orthopaedic Surgery, A Professional Medical LLC, v Mor-Tem Risk, et al", bearing docket number 09-5243, in the 27th Judicial District Court for St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. The firm is serving as Co-Counsel in the class action entitled "Dr. George Raymond Williams, Orthopaedic Surgery, A Professional Medical LLC, v SIF Consultants, et al", bearing docket number 09-5244, in the 27th Judicial District Court for St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. The firm is serving as a member of the Louisiana-Texas Rice Litigation Group in the matter entitled "In Re: Genetically Modified Rice Litigation", bearing docket number 4:06 MD 1811 CDP, United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division. Mr. Morrow has been appointed Liaison Counsel in that class action entitled "In Re: Stone Energy Corporation Securities Litigation" bearing docket number 05-2088, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. The firm is serving as Counsel in the (Risperdal) class action entitled "State of Louisiana, ex rel Charles C. Foti, Jr., Attorney General vs Eli Lily, et al", bearing docket number 04,3967, consolidated with the (Zyprexa) class action entitled "State of Louisiana, ex rel Charles C. Foti, Jr., Attorney General vs Janssen Pharmaceutica, Inc., et al", bearing docket number 04,3977, in the 27th Judicial District Court for the Parish of St. Landry, Louisiana. The firm is serving as Lead Counsel in the pharmaceutical suit entitled "State of Louisiana, ex rel Charles C. Foti, Jr., Attorney General Vs: Eli Lily, et al", bearing docket number 04-3965 concerning the drug Zyprexa, and as Lead Counsel in the pharmaceutical suit entitled "State of Louisiana, ex rel Charles C. Foti, Jr., Attorney General Vs: Janssen Pharmaceutica, Inc., et al", concerning the drug Risperdal, bearing docket number 04-3967, in the 27th Judicial District Court for the Parish of St. Landry, Louisiana.

Firm Members: Richard Haik, Jr.

Firm Members: James Ryan

Firm Members: Kathleen Ryan

Firm Members: Taylor Bassett





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