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Nicholas E. Morrell

Houston Office

Nicholas Morrell has experience representing companies in variety of litigation and regulatory contexts, from regulatory investigations and complex commercial disputes to mass environmental torts and bankruptcy.

Nick has represented clients in state and federal courts in matters involving regulatory compliance, alleged violations of state consumer protection laws, breach of contract, products liability, personal injury and insurance recovery.

In his pro bono practice, Nick represented a couple to finalize their adoption of twins and resolve a dispute with the adoption agency in mediation. He also represented a veteran to fix a problem with a child support determination made while the soldier was on a training exercise.

Before joining Katten, Nick was an associate at another large corporate law firm. After law school, he served as a briefing attorney at the Texas First Court of Appeals for the Honorable Michael Massengale. During law school, he interned for the Honorable Xavier Rodriguez of the Western District of Texas and the Honorable Phylis Speedlin of the Texas Fourth Court of Appeals, and was a member of The University of Texas's National Appellate Advocacy competition moot court team.

Before law school, Nick served in the US Army Reserve as a civil affairs sergeant.

Shown below is a selection of Nicholas’s engagements.

  • Representation of a chemical company as premises owner in a complex personal injury and insurance recovery suit.
  • Counsel to an indenture trustee on protecting its creditor rights in multiple bankruptcy proceedings for oil and gas exploration companies.
  • Representation of multiple large industrial companies in defending mass tort litigation regarding alleged asbestos exposure.
  • Representation of an industrial manufacturer which provided equipment to US Navy vessels in a Fifth Circuit appeal involving jurisdictional issues for governmental contractor immunity.
  • Representation of a customer analysis and research services firm in a breach of contract dispute involving forum non conveniens and deceptive trade practices claims.
Nicholas E. Morrell


  • JD, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, with honors
  • BA, Brown University, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Southern District of Texas


  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association