Joel Morgan is a Partner in the Litigation Practice Group.

Joel has served as trial counsel in litigations, mediations and arbitrations in both federal and state courts. His primary areas of focus include personal injury defense, insurance litigation, flood insurance litigation and subrogation. Joel has extensive first chair trial experience, handling all aspects of cases from start to finish, including trying numerous cases to verdict before both judges and juries.

Joel is currently concentrating on flood insurance litigation and the voluminous claims arising from Hurricane Sandy.

Before joining Freeborn, Joel was an Associate at Brenner, Evans & Millman, P.C. He also served as a Law Clerk for the City of Roanoke Circuit Court from 2003-2004.

Honors & Awards: 
  • Virginia Super Lawyers - Rising Stars - 2009-2010, 2012-2017
  • Award for Significant Service, 2012, Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference
Professional Activities: 
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys


J.D., University of Richmond School of Law, cum laude, Articles Editor, University of Richmond Law Review; President, Trial Advocacy Board; CALI Award, Complex Litigation
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

State Bar Admissions


Federal Bar Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Community Service

  • Wills for Heroes, VSB Co-chair, 2006-2016