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May 31, 2006

Attorney Frank W. Morrison of Lynchburg Recognized for Lifetime Achievement

Lynchburg attorney Frank West Morrison will receive the 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Virginia State Bar’s Family Law Section. The award will be presented during the bar’s annual meeting June 15-18 in Virginia Beach. It honors an individual who has made a substantial contribution to the practice and administration of family law in the commonwealth.

Morrison’s 35 years as a domestic relations attorney, his contributions to the development of mediation in Virginia and his extensive training of other lawyers were cited by Paul Whitehead Jr., a retired Lynchburg general district court judge who nominated him for the award.

Morrison was recognized for some of those accomplishments last year, when The Virginia Bar Association presented him with its Gardener G. DeMallie Jr. Continuing Legal Education Award. He is currently chair of the VBA’s Domestic Relations Section.

He has been a partner in the firm Phillips, Morrison, Johnson & Ferrell since 1991. He has served as president of the VSB Young Lawyers Section; chair of the VSB Family Law Section; a substitute juvenile and domestic relations judge in the Lynchburg area; commissioner in chancery for the 24th Judicial District; president of the Lynchburg Bar Association; and chair of the VSB-VBA Joint Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution. That committee gave him a “Founder of ADR??? award in 2004.

Morrison also teaches negotiation and mediation at the law school at Washington and Lee University, from which he received his undergraduate and law degrees.

The Virginia State Bar is the government agency that regulates the legal profession. It is an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Virginia. It is supported through the licensing dues paid by all Virginia lawyers, and it is governed by a council of lawyers elected or appointed from every judicial circuit in Virginia.

Updated: May 31, 2006