Taft is pleased to welcome Jeremy Morris as senior counsel in its Indianapolis office. He is a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation and Compliance, Investigations, and White Collar Defense groups.
Morris joins Taft after serving as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of Indiana, where he led the prosecution of federal drug trafficking and firearms offenses, conspiracy, and violations of the Hobbs Act. He also participated in public corruption investigations involving money laundering, wire fraud, and bribery.
Earlier in his career, Morris served as an assistant district attorney in Fulton County (Atlanta), one of the busiest criminal court circuits in Georgia. In this role, he prosecuted thousands of felony cases and conducted various types of complex jury trials involving murder, rape, armed robbery, the illegal sale of drugs, organized gangs, and serious injury by vehicle cases.
Morris is active in the community and serves as chairman of the board of directors for Iibada Dance Company, participates in service initiatives geared towards college readiness and career planning for current Indianapolis Public Schools students, and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated. Additionally, he serves as a tutor with School on Wheels for children experiencing homelessness.
Morris received a juris doctor from Indiana University (IU) McKinney School of Law and an M.S. and B.A. from IU. He is an adjunct law professor at IU McKinney School of Law teaching subjects in criminal law, ethics, and supervising externship placements and serves on the IU Board of Trustees. Morris is admitted in Georgia only but is seeking admission in Indiana.