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Jacob M. Morse

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Jacob represents clients in matters involving personal injury, wrongful death, and employment law. He regularly appears in both state and federal courts throughout the state of North Carolina.

Jacob is known for his dedication and innovative strategies that get results for his clients.

Jacob is a trial lawyer who helps victims of negligence and wrongdoing in all aspects of litigation, including negotiation, mediation, discovery, arbitration, and trial. As a plaintiff’s lawyer, Jacob assists individuals and their families navigate a variety of difficult circumstances, including vehicular and catastrophic injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and workplace injury. Jacob also counsels clients through employment discrimination cases and labor law disputes.

Jacob’s litigation experience includes representing clients in United States District Courts, North Carolina trial courts, federal and state regulatory investigations, and American Arbitration Association proceedings.

Prior to joining Miller Law Group, Jacob was a member of the Commercial Litigation practice group at a large regional law firm in Raleigh, NC, where he focused on business-related civil litigation. Some of Jacob’s prior experience includes representing a multinational waste management corporation in defense of a class action lawsuit, representing a laboratory software manufacturer against claims of tortious conduct, and assisting family members achieve a favorable settlement after facing accusations of misappropriation of large sums of minor settlement funds.

Jacob graduated cum laude from Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, where he was the inaugural recipient of the Leadership Scholar Award (now the Leary and Joy Davis Leadership Scholarship), a full-tuition scholarship that recognizes students with the potential to become leaders in the law. During law school, Jacob was a member of Campbell Law School’s national mock trial team, where he earned more individual trial advocacy awards than any other student in Campbell Law School history. Jacob won the national championship title at the 2017 Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition in Waco, Texas, the Best Advocate of the Championship Round awards at both the 2016 and 2017 South Texas Mock Trial Competitions in Houston, Texas, as well as the Best Advocate of the Final Round award at the 2016 National Civil Trial Competition in Santa Monica, California. In addition to his individual achievements, Jacob and his teammates were twice named national champions and earned three tournament second-place finishes.

Upon graduation from law school, Jacob was inducted into the Order of the Barristers and was awarded the Robert A. Jenkins Award, which recognizes one student in each graduating class whose work in competitions and academia best represents Campbell School of Law to the community, the profession, and the public. Jacob regularly coaches Campbell Law School national mock trial teams, and he has coached student advocates to national championships in Los Angeles, California and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He also maintains an active case load of pro bono matters for clients who would not otherwise have adequate access to legal representation, including through membership on Legal Aid of North Carolina’s volunteer attorney registry.

Prior to attending law school, Jacob earned a Bachelor of Arts in both Public Policy and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he served as Vice President of the Student Body and Chairperson of the Student Advisory Committee to the Chancellor. He is a founding member of the Alpha of North Carolina chapter of The Sigma Phi Society and serves as Chairman of its Alumni Corporation’s Board of Directors.

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury

Med Malpractice

Civil Rights

Employment Law

Bar Admissions

North Carolina

U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina

U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina

U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina

Education

Juris Doctorate – Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Raleigh, North Carolina

Honors: Member, National Trial Team

  • Champion – Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition
  • Best Advocate in the Championship Round, South Texas Mock
  • Trial Challenge (2017)
  • National Runner-up, South Texas Mock Trial Challenge (2017)
  • Finalist, National Trial Competition Regional Tournament (2017)
  • Best Advocate in the Championship Round, National Civil
  • Trial Competition (2016)
  • Best Advocate in the Championship Round, South Texas Mock
  • Trial Challenge  (2016)
  • National Champion, South Texas Mock Trial Challenge (2016)
  • Outstanding Advocate, Preliminary Rounds, South Texas
  • Mock Trial Challenge (2016)

Honors: Cum Laude (with honors) graduate

  • Book Awards – Legal Research & Writing II and Pretrial
  • Litigation
  • Leadership Scholar Award
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Robert A. Jenkins Award
  • Anglin Law Leadership Award

B.A. Public Policy and Political Science – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Honors: Department of Public Policy Student Commencement Speaker

Honors: Vice President of the Student Body

Honors: Chairperson, Student Advisory Committee to the Chancellor

Memberships: Sigma Phi Society, Founding Member

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association, Member

American Association for Justice, Member

North Carolina Bar Association, Member

North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Member

Wake County Bar Association, Member and Young Lawyer’s Division Committee Chair

Community and Pro Bono Activities

National Trial Team Coach, Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law

  • Championship Team, 2019 American Association for Justice
  • Student Trial Advocacy Competition – Nationals
  • Championship Team, 2019 American Association for Justice
  • Student Trial Advocacy Competition – Regionals
  • Championship Team, 2019 National Civil Trial Competition
  • Top Gun National Mock Trial Tournament – 2021 Coach
  • Top Gun National Mock Trial Tournament – 2021 Co

 

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