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John G. “Sonny” Morris Honored for Lifetime Achievement


Atlanta (March 2015) – The Daily Report legal publication is honoring Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP founder John G. “Sonny” Morris with its Lifetime Achievement Award. The publication chose 22 honorees, include 18 lawyers and four judges, from a list of 125 nominees. The winners will be profiled in a special section and honored at a banquet in June in conjunction with the publication’s 125th anniversary.

“The honorees have made significant marks in deciding cases, in government service, building and managing firms, handling all manner of matters in private practice and in-house, representing the poor and fighting for civil rights,” the publication wrote when announcing the winners.

It’s the second major honor for Morris within a year. Emory University Law School’s Alumni Association bestowed him with its 2014 Distinguished Alumni award in September. The award is given to an alumna or alumnus who embodies the school’s values and demonstrates extraordinary achievement in law and service to society. 

Plus, in 2012, Real Estate Forum magazine named him an Atlanta Real Estate Icon, describing him as a “consummate real estate deal lawyer.” He is also highly-ranked in the Chambers USA, Legal 500, Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America publications for several years in a row. 

Morris co-founded the firm that became Morris, Manning & Martin in 1976. Under his leadership, the firm expanded into major markets throughout the United States and even overseas. He is now both the firm’s Chairman and a Senior Partner in the Real Estate and Real Estate Capital Markets practices.

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