William Morris Bursary - $60,000 and growing for Hamilton-area McMaster

HAMILTON, ON, July 19 /CNW/ - At William Morris' 50th Anniversary Celebration of practicing law, friends and family surprised the longtime Hamiltonian with the establishment of a $60,000 Bursary in his name to McMaster University. Upon hearing of the Bursary, William Morris graciously added his own contribution to the fund.

"Over the past fifty years of practicing law, William Morris has become synonymous with providing opportunities to those around him. To enable someone to succeed in life is the greatest gift you can give. William Morris, through his work, has changed the lives of so many people by providing invaluable mentorship and opportunities," announced Allen J. Wynperle, past President of the Hamilton Law Association. He went on to note that "the establishment of the William Morris Bursary at McMaster University will continue Mr. Morris' legacy of providing opportunities to those in need from the Hamilton area."

A trailblazer in the Ontario legal community, William Morris and the lawyers in his practice have dramatically altered the legal landscape through several high profile litigations. One of the firm's most momentous cases was the Supreme Court of Canada decision Murphy v. Welsh (1993) that allows minors to sue past the standard two year limitation. The law extends their limitation period to two years after their 18th birthday, as opposed to two years after the date of the accident.

William Morris founded his personal injury practice with the innovative vision that personal injury law is not only about the accident but about supporting people in rebuilding their lives. Fifty years later, Bill Morris and the lawyers of the firm are still fiercely advocating on their clients' behalf through all phases of their rehabilitation and claims process. The William Morris Bursary continues the tradition of ensuring those in need are provided a true opportunity to succeed.

Gifts can be made in honour of William Morris to The William Morris Bursary in care of McMaster University, Downtown Centre, 125, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8 or online at givetomcmaster.ca. Cheques should be made out to McMaster University.

The Morris Law Group

The Morris Law Group, Hamilton's personal injury specialists for over 50 years, helps individuals navigate the complex maze of making an insurance claim, while fiercely advocating on their behalf to ensure clients receive the proper medical attention, support and settlement necessary to start the rebuilding process. The Morris Law Group provides clients access to a team of experienced personal injury lawyers, accident benefits consultants, and a full-time health professional.


For further information: For further information: Catherine Edwards, Morris Law Group, cedwards@morrislawyers.com, tel: 905.977.2204, www.morrislawyers.com; Morgan Macleod, Cubicle Fugitive Inc., morganmacleod@cubiclefugitive.com, tel: 905-635-8067, www.cubiclefugitive.com

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