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Gus is a shareholder at McGraw Morris and specializes in police liability defense litigation.  He has over 30 years of experience in liability, police, municipal, and insurance defense. Mr. Morris has represented numerous municipalities and police departments throughout the state of Michigan and the Midwest and is one of the recognized leaders in police defense litigation.  


Areas Of Practice

  • Police Liability Defense Litigation


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court



  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, June, 1981 J.D.
  • The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, June, 1978 B.A. (with distinction)


Professional Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Michigan Township Participating Plan, Law Enforcement Committee
  • Michigan Public Risk Management Association


Seminars, Videos & Educational Presentations 

  • Videos created – Educational videos for municipal officials and decision makers.
    • Know Your Liabilities (2007)
    • So You’ve Been Sued (2008)
  • Seminars Presented – Held at various municipal conventions.
    • Jail Suicides, Defense Research Institute (DRI), San Diego California (1994 & 1995)
    • Police Liability, City of Novi (2006)
    • Taser Death/Excited Delirium (2008)
    • Police Chief Liability (2007)
    • Governmental Immunity (2006)

Practice Areas

  • Municipal Law and Litigation
  • Civil Rights Defense Litigation
  • Labor and Employment Defense
  • Police Professional Liability Defense
  • School Law and Defense Litigation
  • No-Fault and Auto Negligence Defense
  • DDA and Corridor District Law
  • Sewer, Water and Drain Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Business Litigation
  • Election Law
  • Zoning and Real Estate
  • Premises Liability
  • Appellate Law
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Immigration
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Natural Resources and Endangered Species
  • Auto Negligence

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