Christian Morris, Esq.
Nettles Law Firm
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What made you decide to become an attorney?
I watched too much Law & Order. (Laughter) Actually, I’m originally from Maine and I was working in politics in [Washington,] D.C., [when] I realized that everyone who wrote the law had a law degree. Those were the guys who really got things done. So I figured I’d go to law school and then go back into politics. But then, after law school, I realized I love being in the courtroom.
Looking back at 2016, is there a highlight you’re particularly proud of?
I had a lot of tough trials this year, so I think the highlight would be taking cases to trail where I knew I probably wasn’t going to have a great chance of winning. I won some and I lost some, but [in the process] I lost that insecurity that I need to win because that’s what makes me look good. I’m willing to go [to trial] because [my client] wants their day in court and I’m willing to give it to them.
What are your goals moving forward as an attorney?
My goals are to get more people in the courtroom. I think there are a lot of attorneys out there who don’t feel capable of trying cases, and I think everyone is capable of trying a case; it’s a matter of finding your stride. We have to have the guts to do it, and I want to be one of the people in the community who helps [mentor] other attorneys, and gets them in the courtroom.
The Firm, P.C. is a boutique Las Vegas law firm founded by Preston Rezaee, Esq. Preston Rezaee is also the founder and Editor in Chief of Vegas Legal Magazine.