Burr Remembers Birmingham Attorney Dent Morton

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Burr & Forman pays tribute to Birmingham Partner Dent Morton, who passed away on March 3, 2023. Dent had a storied career as a litigator and advisor in labor and employment matters.

“Dent was a great attorney and partner, but more importantly a good and loyal friend to many. He was honest, forthright and had a wonderfully subtle, but piercing, sense of humor. Dent will be sorely missed by all of us,” said Ed Christian, CEO.  

During his 34 years with Burr & Forman, Dent represented employers in both state and federal courts, including in class and collective actions, and before agencies such as the Equal Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, and the National Labor Relations Board. His litigation efforts consisted primarily of complex commercial cases, with special focus on those involving franchisee or distributor rights.

While Dent took great pride in his work, his proudest professional achievements were the relationships he built. When asked his favorite thing about the law, he answered, “Interacting with my clients. Educating clients and helping them avoid or address problems is very satisfying, as is obtaining a good result for people you have grown to know and like.”

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