Morris R. Borea
One Goodwin Square
225 Asylum Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Morris Borea is an accomplished trial lawyer who represents both plaintiffs and defendants in State and Federal Courts in Connecticut. Clients trust him because he believes in thorough preparation and open lines of communication, and is committed to representing every client through verdict if necessary. He knows that by preparing to try every case, most will be resolved in his client’s favor before trial. In his over three decades of experience, he has tried twenty-five jury cases to verdict, including product liability, professional negligence, and wrongful death claims, and has tried over fifty bench trials, including employment claims, unfair trade practice claims, and commercial tax appeals. Many of the cases he has litigated have involved millions of dollars in damages or important principles that have set legal precedent. More importantly, his clients, their colleagues, friends and family have come back to him time and again because they trust him to always do his best for them.
In addition to being a trial lawyer, Morris is a well-known municipal lawyer who has been representing cities and towns in central Connecticut for twenty years. As the Rocky Hill Town Attorney, he was lead counsel in the landmark Rocky Hill v. SecureCare Realty case, where the Connecticut State Supreme Court held that Towns and Municipalities could enforce their local zoning regulations against enterprises performing services for the State and could bring actions to collect real estate taxes against such entities. Though the Town lost in the trial court, the Supreme Court’s complete reversal of the trial court’s decision in the SecureCare case is typical of Morris’ belief that if he cannot find a way he will make a way to successfully represent his clients.
Morris has lectured many times about jury selection, trial tactics, the presentation and cross-examination of experts, product liability, and wrongful death claims. He has also lectured on municipal and governmental liability, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the trial of a tax appeal, and eminent domain litigation. He believes in giving back to his community, and serves as Pro Bono General Counsel to Live-Kind, Inc., a non-profit corporation that provides anti-bullying programs and community/police relations programs to inner city schools and police departments. He is a former Chairman and a present member of the Zoning Board of Appeals in Wethersfield. In July of 2017, he was elected General Counsel of UNICO National, an Italian-American service organization with over five thousand members in twenty-two states that raises money for charity. Morris is also a member of the National Board of Directors of UNICO and is a past District Governor for Connecticut, a past President of the Wethersfield Chapter of UNICO, and currently serves on the Scholarship Committee.
Since 1996, Morris has been a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association’s Continuing Legal Education Committee. He stays current on the law and the latest trends, and supports the advancement of the trial lawyer community. He has been selected as a Connecticut Super Lawyer® in Litigation since 2012.