Spotlight 2015: Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

April 1, 2015 @ 9:32 pm

(Lafayette, La)— Four attorneys at Morrow, Morrow, Ryan, & Bassett are declared with the prestigious honor of being Super Lawyers for 2015. This Opelousas-based law firm has served as leading trial attorneys in St. Landry Parish as well as throughout Louisiana for more than forty years.

Patrick C. Morrow, James P. Ryan, Jeffrey M. Bassett, and P. Craig Morrow, Jr are spotlighted as MMRB’s Super Lawyers for 2015. The selection process for Super Lawyers begins with a nomination by his or her own peers followed by independent research about the attorney conducted by an impartial third-party rating system. After research, attorney evaluations are reviewed by a credentialed panel of attorneys. The process concludes with the final selection where only 5% of attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers and 2.5% are selected as Rising Stars.

In addition to MMRB’s Super Lawyers, Richard T. Haik, Jr. and Taylor J. Bassett have earned Rising Stars status for 2015. Notably, Richard T. Haik is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been recognized by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys as one of the Top 10 Attorneys Under 40 In Louisiana. Also, Taylor Bassett has served as City Attorney for both Port Barre and Krotz Springs.

The Super Lawyer and Rising Star selection process became a patented endeavor in 2013 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. “We are honored to have a recently granted U.S. patent relating to lawyer-ratings. We take our credibility very seriously, and having a patent assures our customers that we strive to be innovation leaders in our area,” says Julie Gleason, the Director of Research at Super Lawyers. The patent and third party evaluation system insures credibility and validity for attorneys and clients.

The 2015 Super Lawyers at MMRB have been nominated for inclusion into the Louisiana Super Lawyers prior to 2015. Founding Partner, Patrick C. Morrow, has been a Louisiana Super Lawyer since 2008 and is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (less than 1% of U.S. lawyers who have won million dollar verdicts and settlements). Senior Partner, James R. Ryan, has been selected as a Louisiana Super Lawyer from 2008-2012 and 2014-2015. Senior Partner, Jeffrey Bassett, a Louisiana Super Lawyer since 2011 is also approved as a Million Dollar Advocate and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate. Senior Partner, Patrick C. Morrow, Jr., has been a Louisiana Super Lawyer since 2012 and is also the President-Elect for the Louisiana Association of Justice. Additional information pertaining to the attorneys’ practice areas, education, and memberships/achievements refer to


The office of Morrow, Morrow, Ryan & Bassett is based in Opelousas, Louisiana. The firm is comprised of attorneys with over 170 years of experience at both the state and federal levels. Their areas of practice and experience center on personal injury and maritime law. They are known as premier trial attorneys not only in St. Landry Parish but throughout Louisiana. For more information, visit