Mr. Morrison practices out of the New Orleans, Louisiana and Jackson, Mississippi office locations.
Walter C. Morrison, IV was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on October 19, 1967 and raised in New Roads, Louisiana. He graduated from Catholic High School of Pointe Coupee in 1986 and from Louisiana State University with a B.S. in accounting in 1990. He attended Mississippi College School of Law where he was the Production Editor of the law review and graduated with a Juris Doctor in 1993.
Walter's practice started in Jackson, Mississippi when he joined Upshaw Williams in 1993 and focused primarily on the defense of personal injury cases. In 2000, Walter joined the firm of Sessums, Dallas & Morrison where he remained until January 2013 focusing primarily on plaintiff’s personal injury litigation, primarily medical malpractice. Walter became of counsel with Gainsburgh, Benjamin in January 2013 and he practices in both Mississippi and Louisiana.
Walter is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and an Associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has been named to the Best Lawyers in America from 2008 until 2017, and was named 2016 Best Lawyers' "Lawyer of the Year" for Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice and 2017 "Lawyer of the Year" for Plaintiffs Personal Injury in Jackson, Mississippi. He has been named to Mid-South Super Lawyers for 2011-2016 and has an "AV" rating in Martindale Hubbell. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Litigation Counsel of America. He is board certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.
Walter currently serves on the Adjunct Faculty of the Mississippi College School of Law where he teaches Law and Medicine. He has also lectured at the University of Mississippi School of Law and the Mississippi College School of Law in the areas of trial practice. He has given seminar and continuing legal education presentations through Barristers and the National Business Institute in the areas of litigation, evidence, medical malpractice and trial practice.
Walter is a member of the Mississippi State Bar Association and the Louisiana State Bar Association.