Westchester NY, NYC and CT

Daniel W. Morrison

Daniel W. Morrison is a member of the firm’s litigation, insurance practice and real estate practice groups. His practice extends to numerous areas, including insurance, defamation, products liability, professional liability, environmental, construction, commercial and corporate litigation, real estate and bad faith litigation. He regularly counsels businesses and insurers on a variety of issues relating to commercial and personal lines insurance. Mr. Morrison also represents insurance companies in coverage litigation. In the commercial area, he represents clients in disputes arising out of construction, real estate and other transactions.

Mr. Morrison was a partner at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker. More recently, he was a partner at Bleakley Platt & Schmidt. Recent significant cases include the following:

  • The defense of a business involved with the construction of the original 7 World Trade Center, following the destruction of that building on September 11, 2001
  • The defense of a distributor of gaskets in asbestos litigation
  • The defense of a manufacturer of agricultural machinery in a wrongful death products liability action
  • The defense of a prominent law school professor in a malicious prosecution and false arrest action
  • The defense of a private security firm in a wrongful death action
  • The defense of an environmental contractor in a pollution case
  • The representation of a health insurance company in a denial of benefits action


  • Haverford College, B.A., 1980
  • Fordham Law School, J.D., 1984


State and Federal Courts of New York
United States District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts
   of New York, and the Supreme Court of the United States
State Courts of Connecticut

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Co-Chair of the Environmental Insurance Committee of the NY State Bar Association
  • Member of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • American Corporate Counsel Association
  • American Bar Association

Community Service

  • Recently served as President of the Westchester/Putnam Chapter of the Fordham Law
    School Alumni Association.
  • Dan is a member of the Fordham Law School Small to Midsize Firm Leaders Dean’s Advisory Council.

  • Mr. Morrison has repeatedly been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in New York including this year.