Our Attorneys

Stephen M. Morrow, Sr.

Social Security Disability & Worker's Compensation Law

James "Jim" S. Gates

Personal Injury Law

John Michael Morrow, Jr.

Personal Injury Law

William "Will" P. Morrow

Personal Injury Law

Stephen M. Morrow, Sr.

Managing Partner
Email: smm@mgmlawllc.com
Call: (337) 942 - 6529

Stephen is an experienced Social Security and Workers’ Compensation Attorney located in Opelousas, Louisiana and represents clients throughout the state. Prior to opening Morrow Law Offices in 1989, he was a pharmaceutical sales representative for various pharmaceutical companies between 1975 to 1982.

Stephen’s law practice has been devoted for more than three decades to the representation of injured workers and their families, involving workers’ compensation, social security disability, automobile, trucking and motorcycle accidents, industrial accidents and offshore injury claims.

In addition to serving his clients and Acadiana families through community service, Stephen has been a working musician (bass player) for more than 50 years and plays professional gigs as his schedule allows. He was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame as a member of The Boogie Kings on May 16, 2010.

Stephen is a native of Arnaudville, Louisiana, and is the father of four children and a grandfather of six. He is married to the Honorable Sharon M. Morrow, retired Workers’ Compensation Administrative Law Judge. When he is not helping clients, Stephen enjoys gardening, hunting, fishing and woodworking.

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Areas of Practice

  • Social Security Disability
  • Workers Compensation

Education

  • Southern University Law Center
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. 1985
  • University of Louisiana-Lafayette
Lafayette, Louisiana
    • B.S. 1975
    • Major: Business Administration

Bar Admission

  • Louisiana State
  • U.S. District Court Eastern,
Western and Middle Districts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Memberships &
Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • National Organization of 
Social Security Claimants’ (NOSSCR) Representative
  • St. Landry Parish Bar Association, 
former secretary-treasurer, vice president and president
  • St. Landry: Evangeline United Way, 
former president and current board member
  • Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, board member
  • St. Landry Parish Charter Schools, board member

Awards &
Recognition

  • Acadiana’s Top Lawyers, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2022 and 2023
  • Honored by Strathmore’s Who’s Who in practicing attorneys
  • Member, 1989
  • Leadership & Achievement in Occupation, Industry and Profession, 1999—2000
  • St. Landry: Evangeline United Way, 2018 Board Member of the Year
  • Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, 2010

James "Jim" S. Gates

Partner
Email: jg@mgmlawllc.com
Call: (337) 942 - 6529

Jim is an experienced Personal Injury Attorney located in Opelousas, Louisiana and represents clients throughout the state. Always interested in being a trial lawyer, he worked his way through jobs ranging from construction work, equipment operator and waiter to law clerk for the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s Office, the Louisiana legislature and various private attorneys before beginning practice in law in 1986.


Jim has devoted his practice to representing people injured in automobile, trucking and other types of accidents. He has extensive trial and appellate experience, having tried and argued many jury trials, judge trials and appeals in Louisiana state and federal courts. He has also been admitted to practice Pro Hoc Vice in other states with local counsel.


Jim has served the legal profession in various positions—Chairman of the Duhe American Inn of Court, and delegate to the Louisiana State Bar Association House of Delegates.

Jim and his wife, Cindy, have been married for 40 years, and are the parents of two adult daughters and three grandsons. When he is not helping clients, Jim enjoys exercising, reading and spending quality time with his family.

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Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. 1985
  • Honors & Leadership:
    • American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Constitutional Law
    • American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Civil Liberties
    • Vice Chairman of the Moot Court Board
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.S. 1981
    • Major: English & Political Science

Bar Admission

  • Louisiana State
  • U.S. District Court Eastern, Western and Middle Districts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships &
Associations

  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorney
  • American Association for Justice
  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • Louisiana State Bar Association

Awards &
Recognition

  • Acadiana’s Top Lawyers, 2013—present

John Michael Morrow, Jr.

Partner
Email: jm@mgmlawllc.com
Call: (337) 942 - 6529

John Michael is an experienced Personal Injury Attorney located in Opelousas, Louisiana and represents clients throughout the state, and has been admitted to practice Pro Hoc Vice in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Texas. He previously clerked for the Honorable Frank McGee in St. Landry Parish from 1999 to 2000.

Since being admitted to practice law in 1999, John Michael has assisted clients in both state and federal courts who have been injured in automobile, trucking and motorcycle accidents. Some of the settlements and/or verdicts he has obtained with the assistance of the firm are in excess of $20,000,000. Additionally, throughout Alabama, Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi and Texas he has helped people with spine injuries and head trauma, including brain injuries, as well as prosecuted wrongful death and survival action claims.

John Michael has extensive training in class-action procedures for injured plaintiffs, including: remediation, diminution of property value and loss of income as a result of mass tort.

A native of Eunice, Louisiana, John Michael is married to Shelly, and they are the proud parents of Mike Morrow III.

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Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents

Education

  • Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. 1998
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.A. 1994
    • Major: English & Political Science

Bar Admission

  • Louisiana State
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships &
Associations

  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorney
  • American Bar Association / section member of Tort Trial & Insurance and Litigation
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Lafayette Parish Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, the Auto Tort and Insurance sections
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • St. Landry Parish Bar Association

Awards &
Recognition

  • Acadiana’s Top Lawyers, 2019

William "Will" P. Morrow

Partner
Email: wpm@mgmlawllc.com
Call: (337) 942 - 6529

Will is an experienced Personal Injury Attorney located in Opelousas, Louisiana and represents clients throughout the state. He previously served as the last law clerk for the Honorable Donald Hebert at the 27th Judicial District Court from 2013 to 2014.

Since being admitted to practice law in 2015, Will has concentrated on personal injury, as well as automobile and trucking accidents.

Will and his wife, Angela are the proud parents of an energetic boy, William. When he is not helping clients, Will enjoys spending time with his family embracing the culture of Acadiana, and being outdoors hunting and fishing.

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Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Truck Accidents

Education

  • Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. 2013
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.A. 2010

Bar Admission

  • Louisiana State
  • U.S. District Court Western and Middle Districts

Memberships &
Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Lafayette Parish Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • St. Landry Parish Bar Association, former president

Awards &
Recognition

  • Acadiana’s Top Lawyers, 2019, 2022 and 2023