Faith  Morse

Andersen Morse & Linthorst
Andersen Morse & Linthorst
1730 E McAndrews Rd Ste A, Medford, OR 97504 United States
MedfordOR 97504
(541) 773-7000
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Faith had only been practicing three years when she received her first nursing home abuse call. Since then, she has been determinedly pursuing justice for elders and their families against licensed care facilities that maim or kill people. She spends countless hours reading the best books and attending the best seminars to stay on the cutting edge of licensed care facility cases. The reasons are simple—she wants to be the best advocate she can be and she wants to hold this industry accountable when it mistreats our elders. 


Caring for people in this way comes naturally. From a young age, Faith has been involved in community service. From volunteering with programs to serve the homeless, to working with young children at her church, Faith has always enjoyed helping others. The same passion and drive that sent her to Mexico to build houses for homeless families led her to law school. She has continued to volunteer for community groups and has been involved in many activities, including organizing and speaking at events raising awareness about human trafficking in Oregon. Faith continues to seek opportunities to serve in the community and she enjoys volunteering. For example, she serves on the Board of Mercy’s Gate, a local non-profit that seeks to decrease the threat of homelessness of employed individuals whose wages do not match the costs of basic living. The focus is on long-term stability, increasing skills for navigating trials, and strengthening emotional fortitude to handle life’s ongoing challenges. She also serves as the Assistant Director of the Immigration Clinic at her church, New Life Church of the Nazarene, providing low-cost services to low-income families that help keep families together.


Faith graduated from Willamette University College of Law magna cum laude. During law school, Faith served as Editor-in-Chief of Willamette Law Online and as an Executive Editor of the Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution. She was a member of the Pro Bono Honors Society, volunteered for the Willamette University Public Interest Law Project, and served in various positions in other extra-curricular groups. Faith’s interest in serving people and justice led her to practice with Andersen Morse & Linthorst.


During law school, Faith worked one-on-one with struggling students to help teach them legal writing and research methods. She worked on plaintiff-side issues in worker’s compensation and social security disability by helping research, develop, and edit briefs for filing in an administrative forum, the U.S. Federal District Court, and in the Oregon Court of Appeals. She worked as a legal intern in the International Human Rights Clinic on a report on Oregon’s infrastructure response to human trafficking published in June 2010. She worked with a team for End Child Prostitution and Trafficking (ECPAT) in New York to analyze the laws regarding child prostitution in all 50 states. She also helped prepare draft rules and commentary for the Committee to Review the Oregon Judicial Code.


In addition to her law degree, Faith earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA).


She is a member of the Oregon State Bar Association, the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, the Jackson County Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice (AAJ). She is the Education Chair of the Anti-Human Trafficking Litigation Group of AAJ. She is also a member of the AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group Executive Committee. She serves as the Co-Chair of the Oregon Trial Lawyers’ Publication Committee, as a Board Member for the Oregon Jury Project, and serves as the Chair of the Oregon State Bar Products Liability Section, as the Regional Chair the Oregon State Bar Trial Panel for the Disciplinary Committee, and as immediate past chair of the Oregon State Bar Practice and Procedure Committee. She has also authored an amicus brief for the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association filed with the Oregon Court of Appeals, helping to successfully stop a water-birthing center’s attempt to force a baby who suffered birth trauma into arbitration. She volunteers for the Oregon Juvenile Justice Project.


When she’s not doing work or volunteering, she spends time with her husband, son, and two dogs. She enjoys horseback riding, attending plays at the many fantastic local theaters, and reading. Many weekends, she can be found trail riding in the natural beauty around Medford, Oregon.


Awards

Faith received the National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Graduate Award and the Bruce Spaulding Memorial Award for Trial Advocacy. While studying for her MBA, she was named a Willamette MBA Scholar, received the Exceptional Performance Award for Integrated Knowledge Evaluation Week, and won the Fitzhenry Joint Degree Scholar Award.

Faith has also been named a Rising Star by SuperLawyers in 2017, 2018, and 2019, and as a Super Lawyer Honoree in 2020 and 2021. She was also recognized by Best Lawyers in 2020.

Super Lawyers

Avvo Rating: 10 out of 10

Lifetime Member of the MultiMillion Dollar Advocates Forum


Publications

Oregon Trial Lawyer, “Focus Groups: Same concept — different approach,” Fall 2020

Oregon Trial Lawyer, “Powerful Incentives,” Spring 2020

Oregon Trial Lawyer, “Resolving Causation Disputes with Medicare,” Summer 2019

Oregon Trial Lawyer, “Presenting Well,” Winter 2018

Oregon Trial Lawyer, “Credibility at Trial,” Fall 2016

Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Motor Vehicle Collision Deskbook Chapter, “Wage Loss Claims,” 2015, updated 2020

International Human Rights Clinic at Willamette University College of Law, MODERN SLAVERY IN OUR MIDST: A Human Rights Report on Ending Human Trafficking in Oregon (2010)


Presentations

Lawline Webinar, Elder Abuse Reporting, 2021

Lawline Webinar, Elder Abuse Reporting, 2018

American Association for Justice, Annual Convention, Initial Intake Analysis, 2018

American Bar Association/NLADA Equal Justice Conference, Breaking Free: Human Trafficking Litigation, 2018

William V. Deatherage Inns of Court, Humor in Legal Writing, 2017

Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Annual Motor Vehicle Collision Seminar, Pretrial Preparation for a Defense Biomechanical Engineer, 2017

Oregon Trial Lawyers Association New Lawyer Power Hour, How to Value a Case, 2017

Jackson County Bar Association, Elder Abuse Reporting, 2017

American Association for Justice, Hot Topics in Mass Torts, What Is Human Trafficking? 2017

American Association for Justice, Webinar, Anti-Human Trafficking Part I: An Introduction, 2017

Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Fights Worth Having: Depositions, 2016

Jackson County Public Defenders and Prosecutors CLE, Oregon Human Trafficking Laws, 2013


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