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JULY 11, 2018
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Presentation: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (1.0 PDH)

5:30-6:30 PM

Texas Certificate of Merit Update

Speaker: William E. Morfey, Zimmerman, Axelrad, Meyer, Stern & Wise, P.C.,

William Morfey’s practice includes a broad range of commercial litigation, trial and arbitration work, including contract disputes, business torts, construction litigation, and securities arbitration. Mr. Morfey constantly strives to obtain practical solutions to his clients’ legal issues while remaining a tenacious advocate. He has handled a number of complex business litigation cases involving issues ranging from partnership disputes and recovery of fraudulently transferred assets to piercing the corporate veil and real estate fraud.

Mr. Morfey’s litigation work on both the plaintiff and defense sides have allowed him to achieve a full understanding of the dynamics of commercial litigation and have encouraged him to think “outside the box” in developing a litigation strategy for his cases. His work on behalf of clients has led to recognition in the “Top Texas Verdicts and Settlements” publication by Verdict Search.

Mr. Morfey works to develop his interest in the intersection between the field of law and other professional fields by speaking to professional organizations on the topic of the professional standard of care. He has served as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Standard of Care for the Foundation Performance Association, an organization for which he is currently serving as President.

Mr. Morfey is also active in the Houston community. He has been appointed by two different mayoral administrations as a Board Member to the Houston City Park TIRZ 12. He has been on the Board of Directors for the Timbergrove Manor Civic Club since 2010 and is currently serving as its President. Mr. Morfey also worked on the committee to form the Lazybrook/Timbergrove Super-Neighborhood Council and was its inaugural President from 2011-2015.

Mr. Morfey served as Assistant Articles Editor of the South Texas Law Review.


Texas law requires the filing of a Certificate of Merit in claims for damages against certain licensed or registered construction professionals. Mr. Morfey will present an update on recent developments in Texas law surrounding the use and requirements of Certificates of Merit, including the requirements for the professional that issues such a document.


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To read summaries of previous FPA presentations by Mr. Morfey please click:

July 2010 - Residential Construction Defect Claims - Out with the Old, In with the New
July 2014 - Standard of Care for Engineers and Other Professionals Working in Texas
October 2015 - The Current State of Certification of Merit Law in Texas



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