An associate attorney with Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo, Jennifer L. Morris concentrates on defending premises liability and medical malpractice claims and representing clients in disputes relating to employment law, municipal tort liability and wrongful death. She also engages in appellate practice and advises medical providers regarding healthcare law.
Active with numerous professional organizations, Morris is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, a barrister of the Abraham Lincoln American Inn of Courts, and past chair of the Peoria County Bar Association’s Public Relations Committee, helping to organize its “Lawyers Supporting the Arts” campaign, youth job shadowing program and Illinois Central College’s People’s Law School. She is a co-chair of PCBA’s upcoming “Civil Practice” seminar and past co-chair of the Project Santa gift-giving campaign, held in partnership with the South Side Mission.
An avid supporter of the arts, Morris has served on the board of ArtsPartners of Central Illinois since 2011, and was recently elected vice president. She also serves on Corn Stock Theatre’s Board of Directors, while volunteering her time on and off stage. Morris collaborated with ArtsPartners and iBi magazine to publish an article examining the arts from a legal perspective, and helped coordinate a seminar for local artists during National Arts and Humanities Month.
Morris is also dedicated to a variety of causes focused on child welfare. She is a past board member and secretary of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Peoria County, having served on its Court Liaison Committee and assisted with events like CASAblanca, Casas for CASA, golf outings and more. Additionally, she served two terms on the board of the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, including one as vice president.
Morris is a 2007 graduate of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership School and a two-time Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” an annual honor bestowed on no more than 2.5 percent of Illinois lawyers. iBi