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J. Morgan Forrester

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J. Morgan Forrester Partner


J. Morgan Forrester is a partner at Pierce, Sloan, Kennedy & Early, LLC and originally from Anderson, South Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina and attended law school at the Charleston School of Law. Upon completion, he was admitted to the South Carolina Bar and the United States District Court, District of South Carolina in 2015. He is currently a member of the Charleston County Bar, South Carolina Bar, American Bar Association, and American Association for Justice. Morgan has been invited to speak, or serve as a guest lecturer, at continuing legal education seminars and at the Charleston School of Law.

Morgan is experienced in representing all forms of victims of commercial truck accidents, including many of those suffering catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. He has served as lead or co-counsel in over 55 cases involving tractor-trailers, eighteen-wheelers, and other commercial motor vehicles. In addition to commercial truck accident litigation, Morgan’s other areas of practice include traumatic brain injury, wrongful death, personal injury, premises liability, and insurance coverage and bad faith.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Truck Accident Litigation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith

Awards & Honors

  • Super Lawyers ‘Rising Star’ (2021-2023)
  • Top 25 – Brain Injury Trial Lawyers (2021-2023)
  • Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers (2021-2023)
  • Top 10 Under 40 by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (2022)
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America (2023)
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 2015


  • Charleston School of Law - J.D., 2014
  • University of South Carolina - B.A., 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Charleston County Bar, 2015-Present
  • South Carolina Bar, 2015-Present
  • American Bar Association, 2015-Present
  • American Association for Justice, 2019-Present

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, NBI Seminar on Auto Insurance, UM/UIM, Bad Faith, and Liens in South Carolina, August, 2022.
  • Speaker, NBI Seminar on South Carolina Personal Injury Boot Camp, February, 2022.
  • Guest Lecturer, Charleston School of Law on Persuasive Writing, Charleston, SC, Fall 2018
  • Speaker, NBI Seminar on Advanced Auto Injury Litigation, Charleston, SC, June 2018.
  • Speaker, NBI Seminar on Plaintiff’s Personal Injury: Advanced Practice, Charleston, SC, January 2018.

Published Work

  • Co-author, “Preventability Determinations”, Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, 2021 Annual Symposium
  • Co-author, “Negligent Claims Handling”, Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, 2020 Annual Symposium
  • Co-author, “Winning You Case at the Truck Driver’s Deposition”, Lawyer’s LogBook, Summer, 2018
  • Co-author, “Insurance Stacking”, South Carolina Damages Second Edition, 2017 Supplement Rising Star Badge for J. Morgan Forrester Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers badge The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 badge Million Dollar Advocates Forum badge Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum badge

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