Jeannie Morris was born in rural Donaldsonville, Louisiana, to Steve J. Morris, her lifelong hero, and Bessie Morris, a two-time world champion biddy basketball coach. Her Mom was the director of recreation for the girls’ basketball and softball leagues, which included girls from the age of 4 to 18. She thereafter created and directed the Minutemen program for the young boys’ basketball and baseball. A seminal moment in her young life was when her father gave her a t-shirt that read, “A WOMAN’S PLACE IS IN THE HOUSE . . . AND IN THE SENATE”, which captured for her the idea that she could accomplish anything she dreamed of achieving.
For Jeannie, this meant one thing: accomplishing her lifelong dream to become an attorney, a seemingly far-fetched fantasy for a rural Southern girl. Nonetheless, when Jeannie watched her childhood TV favorite show, Perry Mason, she always knew she would become an attorney – and what type of attorney, too.
An all-state star athlete in multiple sports and an academic standout, Jeannie pursued her legal dreams first at Tulane University, where she began a long career of shattering glass ceilings. Jeannie became the starting point guard on Tulane University’s first women’s basketball team . . . as a 5’4” tall freshman. Both competing in NCAA athletics as a woman in the 1970s and surviving at a big city university as a small town Southern girl taught Jeannie that fitting in was less important than learning how to be herself.
After graduating from Tulane early, Jeannie graduated from Loyola Law School in 1981 at the age of 23. As a young woman from a small town in a New Orleans legal world dominated by well-connected old men, Jeannie had to work twice as hard and twice as aggressively to carve out a place for herself. Never gifted at office politics or glad-handing, Jeannie decided early that her best strategy was to be herself and let her command of the law, sincerity, hard work, and integrity speak for themselves. She bet that her clients, no matter how successful, would prefer to work with a plainspoken, compassionate, and honest attorney with small-town values than the arrogant, condescending, and dismissive “big shots” she so often dealt with in courtrooms.
Against the odds, Jeannie’s strategy succeeded. In 1981, Jeannie went to work at New Orleans corporate law powerhouse Baldwin & Haspel (before its merger with Burke and Mayer) and became a partner in 3 years. Since then, Jeannie Morris (Randazzo) has provided legal representation and services to the top businesses and community leaders in the New Orleans metropolitan area, all without losing her charm or sense of right and wrong.
Jeannie enjoys an unparalleled reputation for approachable, friendly, face-to-face client services, and she is renowned throughout the Louisiana legal community for how determinedly and fearlessly she fights for the interests of her clients. For private citizens, small businesses, and large companies alike, the Law Office of Jeannie Morris provides the most trustworthy and diligent legal services in the New Orleans area. You may directly contact the Law Office of Jeannie Morris to make an appointment at (504) 261-9157 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org