Michael A. Morris was born in Winston Salem, North Carolina in 1953. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., 1976) and Western State University (J.D., 1979). He was admitted to the California Bar in 1982 and has been named a Certified Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Mr. Morris was named Best Lawyers in America - "Orange County Family Lawyer of the Year” for 2013 and 2018. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2007.