John Franklin Morris

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John F. Morris obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1986 and his Juris Doctorate Degree from Duquesne University School of Law in 1990.  He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1990.  In addtion, he was admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania in 1990, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit in 1995. 

Attorney Morris is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Allegheny County Bar Association, and the Lackawanna Bar Association (Scranton). He is a past member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.

Attorney Morris began his career in private practice.  He also served as a Judicial Law Clerk for Allegheny County Common Pleas Judges Timothy Patrick O’Reilly and Susan Evashavik DiLucente from January 1996 through February 2015. He served as a Juvenile Detention Master in Allegheny County from 1996-1998, and currently serves as an Arbitrator in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas as needed. 

Attorney Morris joined the Voelker & Kairys firm in March 2018.  He brings a background in Family Law, Estate Planning, Estate Administration and Probate, Real Property Law and General Civil Litigation.  He has been a presenter for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s courses on dog bite laws and the National Business Institute’s courses on probate, and was a co-presenter with Jonathan Voelker onthe topic of cellphone evidence in Court.

In his local community of Carnegie, he is active in his Church, where he is presently Station Steward, and serves on various committees, including the Board of Trustees.  He also serves as Delegate to the National Conference and on the Conference Trustee Board. He has served as Treasurer on the board of the Carnegie Youth Athletic Association, and as the vice-president and advisor of the Historical Society of Carnegie.