J.Tom Morgan Law - Publications and Accolades

Publications and Accolades

J.Tom Morgan is author of the popular book for teenagers, Ignorance Is No Defense, A Teenager's Guide to Georgia Law, published by Westchester Legal Press (2007, 2009, 2013, 2016). He is co-author with constitutional law scholar Wilson Parker of Ignorance Is No Defense, A College Student's Guide to North Carolina Law, published by Westchester Legal Press (2010). He has also written a number of articles on issues affecting young people.

Publications

  • "The Criminalization of Georgia's Youth," Ga. Bar Journal, vol. 18, nos. 5, p. 11, 2013
  • Ignorance Is No Defense, A College Student's Guide to North Carolina Law, by J.Tom Morgan and Wilson Parker, published by Westchester Legal Press, 2010
  • Ignorance Is No Defense, A Teenager's Guide to Georgia Law, published by Westchester Legal Press, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2016
  • "The Dangers of the Cultural Defense," by J.Tom Morgan and Laurel Parker, Judicature, March-April 2009, Volume 92, No. 5
  • "A Reason to Believe – A Closing Argument in a Case of Child Sexual Abuse," contained in Sexual Assault Trials, P. DerOhannesian, published by Michie Publishing Company, 1995
  • "Relationships between Child Maltreatment and Juvenile Delinquency: Developing Responsive Social Policies," presented to the National Conference on Child Maltreatment, Miami, FL, 1993
  • "The Need for a Special Exception to the Hearsay Rule in Child Sexual Abuse Cases," Georgia State Bar Journal, November 1984, Volume 21, No. 2

Throughout his career, J.Tom Morgan has been recognized for his skills in the courtroom and his advocacy for children.

Awards and Honors

  • Georgia PTA Visionary Award, 2011
  • Big Voice for Children Award, Voices for Georgia's Children, 2011
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, general litigation, Atlanta Magazine, 2007-2011
  • Fan Male honoree, Steward of Children, Atlanta Woman magazine, 2007
  • Advocacy Award, Families First, Inc. and the Alliance for Children and Families, 2007
  • Hometown Hero, City of Decatur, 2006
  • Father of the Year, American Diabetes Association, 2005
  • 100 Most Influential Georgians, Georgia Trend, 2004
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, District Attorneys' Association of Georgia, 2004
  • Special Achievement Award, International Association of Prosecutors, 2003 (first U.S. recipient)
  • Best of Atlanta, Best Closing Argument, Atlanta Magazine, 2002
  • Hall of Fame, Atlanta Citymag, 1999
  • Pride in DeKalb Award, Senior Connections, 1998
  • Distinguished Leadership Award, National Association of Community Leadership, 1996
  • Polly Brooks Simpson Distinguished Service to Children Award, Georgia Council on Child Abuse, 1994
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, National College of District Attorneys, 1991
  • Lecturer of Merit Award, National College of District Attorneys, 1987

Top Georgia Lawyer Award

J.Tom Morgan was awarded the 2007 "Top Georgia Lawyers" Award for "Civil & Criminal Litigation" by Atlanta Magazine.