Sheri M. Morris has more than 25 years experience representing public agencies, public employees and public officials in federal and state courts, in administrative hearings and before the Louisiana Legislature.
Since returning to private practice in 2000, Ms. Morris has defended general liability cases and employment matters before administrative agencies and in state and federal courts for private and governmental entities. Ms. Morris served as City Attorney for the City of Central (population 26,000) from May 2006 – June 2016 where she advised the mayor and city council on enforcement, procurement, and risk management issues. Additionally, Ms. Morris has represented school boards in litigation involving construction, employment, and general liability matters.
Having been appointed to represent numerous state agencies, public officials and public employees covered by the Louisiana Office of Risk Management, the Louisiana Public Risk Management Association and the Louisiana Clerks of Court Risk Management Agency, Ms. Morris has extensive experience in defending covered claims and coordinating with representatives of self-funded risk pools.
Ms. Morris is an active member of the Louisiana and Baton Rouge Bar Associations and of the Louisiana Bar Foundation.
Areas of Practice
General Civil Litigation
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1992
U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1992
U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1992
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1994
U.S. Supreme Court, 1995
Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
J.D. – 1991
Honors: Phi Delta Phi
Honors: Moot Court Board (1990-1991)
Louisiana State University
B.S. – 1988
Professional Associations and Memberships
Baton Rouge Bar Association, Member, 2000 – Present
Public Law Section of the Baton Rouge Bar Association, Member
Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
Louisiana City Attorneys Association, Member, 2005 – 2013
Louisiana State Bar Foundation, Fellow
Federal Bar Association, Member
Appointed by the Louisiana State Law Institute to the
In Forma Pauperis subcommittee of the Civil Procedure Committee, 2020
Past Employment Positions
Third Circuit Court of Appeal, Law Clerk, 1991 – 1992
Third Circuit Court of Appeal, Assistant Attorney General, 1993 – 1994
Louisiana Secretary of State, General Counsel, 1994 – 2000
City of Central, Louisiana, City Attorney, 2005 – 2013