John T. Morin
Partner, Litigation, New York
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Direct Phone: 212-573-0635

Areas of Experience

Business and Commercial Litigation
Business Arbitration
Insurance Litigation
Dealer/Franchise Litigation
Accounting and Legal Malpractice Litigation
Trusts and Estates Litigation
Banking and Real Estate Litigation
Securities Law Litigation
Trade Regulation Litigation
Alcohol Beverage Control Litigation

Products Liability Litigation
Employment Litigation
Construction Litigation
U.S. Tax Court Litigation
Mediation

Professional Summary

Mr. Morin has practiced law for more than 30 years, all but one year practicing with New York City law firms. He has been a member of Wormser, Kiely, Galef & Jacobs LLP for the past twenty years. In addition to his admission to several state and federal courts, Mr. Morin serves as Mediator in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He has conducted trials and argued appeals in State and Federal Courts, and he has conducted arbitrations before panels of the International Chamber of Commerce, the American Arbitration Association, and the National Association of Securities Dealers. Mr. Morin has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law and has been a Volunteer Attorney at The Community Law Office in New York City.

During the course of his career, Mr. Morin has represented both plaintiffs and defendants, and the clients he has represented range from individuals and families to Federal and State Agencies and to a number of the largest industrial corporations in the world. He has represented individuals, corporations and banks headquartered or resident in the United States and several foreign countries, including Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, England, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Monaco, The Netherlands, Nigeria, South Africa and Sweden.

Mr. Morin has extensive experience in business litigation and arbitration and he has served as a principal or lead counsel on several large matters during the course of his career including: representing a federal agency in the United States’ largest bank failure; a large Dutch industrial corporation in antitrust and dealer/franchise litigation; Swedish and Finnish industrial corporations in licensing and contract litigation; a German engineering company in a construction and process engineering arbitration against the United States’ largest gold mining company; one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies in products liability and contract litigation; a state agency in personal injury defense; a large U.S. company in a litigation involving the athletic footwear industry; a large Hong-Kong based company in a litigation involving the headwear industry; and a Bahamian company involved in a commercial dispute concerning the development of a mega-yacht and condominium complex. In addition, he has been involved in insurance litigation, contested probate matters, RICO, accounting and legal malpractice, banking, real estate, alcohol beverage law, securities law and trade regulation. During his more than three decades as a lawyer, Mr. Morin’s practice has taken him to four continents, a dozen countries, thirty states and some one-hundred and twenty-five cities around the world.

Education

J.D. University of Virginia Law School, 1970
- Moot Court Board
- National Moot Court Team
A.B. (History) Princeton University, cum laude, 1967
- Academic and Athletic honors

Admissions

New York
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
United States District Court, Northern District of New York
United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
United States Federal Claims Court
United States Tax Court
United States District Court, Northern District of California (pro hac vice)
United States District Court, District of Connecticut (pro hac vice)
United States District Court, District of Delaware (pro hac vice)
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida (pro hac vice)
United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina (pro hac vice)
United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio (pro hac vice)
United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (pro hac vice)
United States District Court, District of South Dakota (pro hac vice)
United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin (pro hac vice)
United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia (pro hac vice)

Memberships

New York State Bar Association