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Ryan Morris

Ryan Morris

Attorney & Counselor at Law

Mountain Grove
Missouri
Licensed in
TX, MO
The University of Texas School of Law
About
For the last nine years, I have consistently provided high quality legal advice and representation on a variety of matters. After law school at the University of Texas, I practiced state and local tax law for four and a half years at Baker Botts, a top law firm in Texas. I then chose to serve as in-house counsel for local government entities, providing general counsel services first to Montgomery County, Texas, one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States, and then to Lone Star College, one of the nation's premier community colleges that educates many tens of thousands of students in the north Houston area.

Today, I maintain a
… read more general practice in Mountain Grove, Missouri.
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Morris Law Office

Attorney & Counselor at Law

Oct 2018 - Present

I assist clients in and around the Mountain Grove, Missouri area with many legal issues, including general commercial matters, civil litigation, criminal defense, estate planning, family law, and many others. I also use my expertise to assist remote clients in matters related to higher education, local government, contract review and advice, and state and local tax.

Oct 2018 - Present

Lone Star College System

Senior Assistant General Counsel

Oct 2015 - Oct 2018

I was responsible for various matters, including drafting and interpreting internal policies, advising on employment and tax matters, reviewing and negotiating many kinds of contracts and agreements, and advising senior College administrators regarding many other legal matters related to higher education, including Title IX and the Clery Act.

Oct 2015 - Oct 2018

Montgomery County, Texas

Assistant County Attorney

Apr 2014 - Oct 2015

I was part of the Government Affairs section, which advised elected and appointed county officials about applicable laws and regulations, reviewed and negotiated contracts, advised on county employment and tax matters, and oversaw the worthless check enforcement division.

Apr 2014 - Oct 2015

Baker Botts

Associate

Sep 2009 - Apr 2014

I researched and analyzed legal issues related to taxes and liabilities imposed by state and local governments, including property tax, sales and use tax, unclaimed property, and others. I advised and represented clients regarding relevant proposed legislation and regulations and in litigation, audits, and administrative hearings. I helped clients to apply for and negotiate incentive agreements.

Sep 2009 - Apr 2014

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