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After an Injury or Loss, We Put You First

We are recognized among the leading personal injury law firms in Louisville and throughout Kentucky. With more than 50 years of combined experience, partners Doug Morris and Lea Player have led the firm to successful verdicts and settlements for our injured clients.

Coping with the aftermath of an injury or loss can be complicated. Your choice of attorney should not be.

At Morris & Player PLLC, our philosophy is simple: we put your needs first and work tirelessly to get you the compensation you rightfully deserve. Our firm has the resources to stand up for individuals harmed by big companies and pursue justice.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Motor Vehicle Collisions : We can help if you were seriously injured or lost a loved one in a car, truck or motorcycle accident caused by another driver’s negligence.
  • Medical Mistakes And Errors : We are recognized among the state’s leading litigation firms for our work holding doctors, nurses and hospitals accountable for their mistakes.

  • Nursing Home Injuries : We can help your elderly loved one recover monetary damages for injuries suffered while in the care of a nursing home.

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    e also represent clients who have been harmed financially due to bad faith conduct by insurance companies and consumer fraud.

  • Dangerous Products: Our firm holds manufacturers accountable when they violate safety standards in design, manufacturing, packaging and warning labels.

  • Legal Malpractice And Professional Malpractice : If you have lost valuable rights due to a breach of trust or the negligence of your lawyer or other financial professional, you may still be able to recover the value of those lost rights.

Call 502-426-3430 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Douglas H. Morris

Douglas H. Morris was born and raised in Dawson Springs, Kentucky. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law in 1976. Mr. Morris began his legal career in a defense practice at the law firm of Boehl Stopher Graves & Diendorfer in Louisville, Kentucky, becoming a partner in 1978.

From 1986 to 2007, Doug, along with Louisville attorney Ann Oldfather, grew a law practice focusing primarily on medical malpractice, products liability, pharmaceutical litigation, and complex tort litigation. In 2007, he and Lea Player formed Morris & Player PLLC and together have continued to represent plaintiffs in complex personal injury claims.

Bar Admissions:

  • Kentucky, 1976

Education:

  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
    • 1976

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Kentucky SuperLawyers 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • National Board of Legal Specialty Certification
  • Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America
  • Top Lawyers 2010
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year Award
  • KJA Trial Lawyer of the Year Award 2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America - Lawyer of the Year 2019
  • Diplomate, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Languages Spoken:

  • Language One
  • Language Two

Attorney Lea A. Player

Lea Player is a member of the law firm of Morris & Player, PLLC, a plaintiffs' professional malpractice and catastrophic personal injury practice in Louisville, KY. Lea's drive to seek justice for the disadvantaged caused her to seek her first legal job at the Jefferson County Public Defenders' Office while she was still in law school. That same desire to help people has persisted for the last 25 years. It fuels the law practice of Morris & Player. After graduating U of L law school in 1992, Lea developed her litigation skills defending mass tort and complex litigation cases such as the civil litigation that arose out of the Oklahoma City bombing, thousands of breast implant lawsuits and similar products liability cases. When she began representing injured clients over fifteen years ago, Lea found that the litigation skills she had developed in the complex litigation arena made her a formidable advocate in personal injury cases, from medical malpractice to workplace injuries to catastrophic truck and auto accidents. In 2007, she and Doug Morris formed the firm of Morris & Player PLLC where together they continue to represent plaintiffs in complex cases, cases involving catastrophic injuries and professional malpractice.

Bar Admissions:

  • Kentucky, 1992

Education:

  • University of Louisville School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky
    • J.D.
  • University Of Louisville
    • B.A.

Attorney Robyn Bell Stanton

Robyn Bell Stanton was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She graduated from the University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law in 2006. During law school, Robyn clerked for an insurance subrogation firm, served as Moot Court Board President, and tutored first year law students in civil procedure.

From 2006 to 2008, Robyn handled plaintiff and defense work involving real property disputes with a local real estate litigation firm. From 2008 to 2012, Robyn practiced insurance defense for product manufacturers, premise owners, and trucking companies.  Robyn’s defense work also involved mass tort litigation in the MDL, state, and federal court. Robyn joined Morris & Player in November of 2012.

Robyn is licensed to practice law in Kentucky, Indiana, U.S. District Court of the Western District of Kentucky, U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Kentucky, and U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Indiana.  She is a member of the Louisville Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, and Indiana Bar Association.

Bar Admissions:

  • Kentucky
  • Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana

Education:

  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
    • J.D.
  • University of Louisville
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science
    • Major: Accounting

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Associate Member on The Louis D. Brandeis Inn of Court, 2011 to 2013
  • AAJ - American Association for Justice
  • KJA - Kentucky Justice Association

Attorney Gary M. Weiss

Gary M. Weiss joined Morris & Player PLLC in 2016 as "Of Counsel" to the firm and brings over four decades of experience representing injured victims of medical malpractice, legal malpractice, defective products and all other types of personal injury claims.

He has taught trial practice for many years at the Brandeis School of Law, the University of Florida School of Law and Cardozo School of Law.

Mr. Weiss has authored three books on trial practice including the seminal Trial Practice book (co-authored with Carol Browning) in the West Practice Series.

He has been honored to be named in all editions of "The Best Lawyers in America", listed for medical malpractice, legal malpractice and personal injury (all editions since 1987).

He has attained the highest rating "AV" from Martindale Hubbell Law Directory. He is a founder of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a life master of the Justice Louis D Brandeis American Inn of Court, a diplomat of the American Board of Trial Advocacy and has been listed in Kentucky Super Lawyers in all editions since 2008.

Mr. Weiss has given approximately 80 presentations in Kentucky, Indiana, Florida, California, Washington, Massachusetts, Tennessee, West Virginia and Louisiana - to legal, medical and business groups.

Mr. Weiss was recently featured in a profile story in the Louisville Courier-Journal entitled "Confessions of a Trial Lawyer".

Bar Admissions:

  • Kentucky

Education:

  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1968
  • University of Buffalo
    • B.A. - 1965
    • Major: History

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Governors Commission on Products Liability (Kentucky), August, 1997
  • Trustee, Louisville Law Alumni Association, 1982-1984
  • Founding Member, Citizens for Better Judges
  • Founding Member, Board of Governors, Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association, House of Delegates, 1984-1986
  • Kentucky Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1977
  • Kentucky Trial Lawyers Association, Member of Board of Governors, 1974-present
  • Louisville Bar Association, Executive Committee, 1978
  • American Trial Lawyers Association: Board of Governors, 1977-1979

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