River City Six – Seth Morris
Meet Seth Morris, an attorney at Berry Law.
Tell us a little about your business.
I level the playing field for my clients in the biggest fight of their lives. My clients are fighting criminal charges versus the government, personal injury claims versus insurance companies, Title IX investigations versus colleges and universities, or professional license investigations conducted by their respective professions licensing board. In each of these situations, our opponent has more money and resources available to them. Their goal is to steamroll my clients. My job is to ensure that doesn’t happen.
How did you get started in the business?
I’ve been fortunate to gain experience in a wide variety of practice areas. My skillset and passion is in litigating. I thrive in the courtroom. Berry Law’s practice areas of criminal defense, personal injury, licensure defense, and Title IX investigations perfectly combine my skillset and passion.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Becoming comfortable with being uncomfortable. Each case brings something new and challenging to the table. Avoiding the uncomfortable parts of this job only prevents an attorney from growing professionally and personally.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
Probably one of my earliest trials. I had been an attorney for barely a year. This was one of the first trials in Nebraska where cameras were allowed in the courtroom. The State called over 10 police officers to testify against my client. Following an acquittal at trial, I was interviewed by the Huffington Post. A close second would be a federal case spearheaded by the FBI and TSA. Less than 1% of federal cases go to trial and end with the defendant being acquitted. A lot of great trial attorneys go their entire careers without a federal acquittal.
Tell us a little about your family.
My wife Brittne Morris is a nurse practitioner with Bryan Neurology in Lincoln. Prior to that, she was working as a hospitalist and running the ER at the Falls City Hospital. She’s a rockstar. Recently, we welcomed our first child into the world. Mae Morris was born on January 26, 2020. I’m extremely excited to be a dad and watch her grow over the coming years. We also have two labs—a yellow lab named Remington and a black lab named Winchester. They enjoy belly rubs, swimming, and eating.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
When I embraced the fact that, ultimately, I am the author of my own destiny and all of life’s successes and failures depend on me.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Depends on the season. I enjoy spending time in the outdoors hunting and fishing, chasing whatever is in season. If I had to pick one thing it would be duck hunting. There’s nothing better than watching the sunrise over a duck blind while enjoying coffee from a Stanley thermos.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I am a national champion chicken showman. Poultry showmanship requires a mixture of public speaking and training/handling your animal.
Who inspires you?
My parents, Jeff and Kelli Morris, along with my pastor Brad Birtell, Peyton Manning, Elon Musk, Teddy Rosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, and George Washington.
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
“Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing.” – Ron Swanson
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
“Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?
(402) 260-5741; firstname.lastname@example.org; jsberrylaw.com.