Stuart R. Morris


Stuart is board certified by The Florida Bar in wills, trusts, and estates and is a certified public accountant. He focuses his practice on estate and gift tax planning; wills and trusts; business structuring and succession planning; asset preservation planning; domestic and international tax planning; probate and trust administration; and special needs planning.

Stuart is sought after as a featured speaker on national and local levels. He has spoken on a wide array of topics such as wealth preservation for business owners and high net worth individuals and more. He has spoken in front of numerous audiences, including many of the major financial institutions, the Florida Bar, the  New York State Bar Association, New York University Institute of Taxation, Stetson University Law School, John Hancock Financial Partners, the Broward Health Foundation, and many other local corporate and charitable organizations. He has been quoted in the Sun Sentinel, Worth, and The Daily Business Review. He has also been recognized in Worth magazine, Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Florida Trend, and many other publications.

Stuart is currently serving as chairman of the Junior Achievement of South Florida Charitable Foundation, Inc., serves on the Junior Achievement board of directors, the Executive Committee for AIPAC of South Palm Beach County, and serves on the board of directors of many privately held businesses and private charitable foundations. He previously served on the board of directors a number of other charitable organizations in South Florida.

Stuart earned his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree in accounting and law degree from the University of Florida.


Best Lawyers Honors More Than 200 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys to its Best Lawyers in America 2024 Edition

August 17, 2023

Best Lawyers selected 232 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s U.S. offices for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Super Lawyers Names 12 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys to its 2023 Florida List

June 30, 2023

Selection to Super Lawyers is based on peer nominations and evaluations, combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5% of attorneys are named Super Lawyers; only 2.5% of attorneys are listed as Rising Stars.

Super Lawyers Names 10 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys to its 2022 Florida List

July 11, 2022

Super Lawyers has named 10 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2022 Florida Super Lawyers list.

The Estate Tax Increase Looms Amid Shortage of Qualified Lawyers

September 23, 2021

Stuart Morris discusses the need to recruit and retain trusts and estates attorneys in Florida with the influx of Americans relocating to the state and the Biden administration’s anticipated tax exemption looming in a Daily Business Review article.

Cozen O’Connor Expands Private Client, Trusts and Estates Group with Six New Attorneys; Opens New South Florida Office in Boca Raton

September 02, 2021

The attorneys, from the boutique firms Morris Law Group and Elder Law Associates PA, are Stuart R. Morris, Ellen S. Morris, Howard S. Krooks, Gregory S. Bloshinsky, Michael S. Gross, and Cassandra Jelincic.


New Planning Opportunity for Florida SLATs [Alert]

June 14, 2022

A new Florida law will allow a Grantor Spouse of a SLAT to be a beneficiary of the SLAT following the death of the Beneficiary Spouse.

Events & Seminars

Past Events


  • University of Florida School of Law, J.D., 1989
  • University of Florida, M.S., 1989
  • University of Florida, B.S., 1986

Awards & Honors

2022 Top Rated Lawyer, The Daily Business Review 

Nation’s Top 100 Attorneys, Worth Magazine

Best Lawyers in America

Florida Super Lawyer

Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend

Top Attorney in Palm Beach & Martin Counties, Palm Beach Illustrated

AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

  • Florida
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia

The American Bar Association

The Florida Bar

The D.C. Bar

The Colorado Bar

Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Junior Achievement of South Florida Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Board of Directors of SOS Children’s Village of Florida, Inc.

The Professional Advisory Committee for American Friends of Hebrew University

The Florida Bar, Attorney-CPA liaison committee

Professional Advisory Committee, Past Chair

Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Broward County, Past Member

Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of the Jewish Federation of Broward, Past Member

Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter, Past Board Member