Before joining Bailey Duquette four years ago, Morales began his legal career in the U.S. by opening his own practice.
“I joined this firm for a couple of reasons aside from the fact that I was impressed with their reputation,” he says. “There’s the economy of scale, which means you can get better deals when you’re with a group of people than you can when you’re alone or in a small firm. That includes everything from practice software to legal research.
“More significantly, I was being left out of opportunities due to a lack of resources to handle big projects,” he adds. “When you’re a solo with a big acquisition or litigation, you’re buried in paperwork and might not be able to deliver the turnaround times clients need and want. When you have several partners who are also top legal minds, like the ones I work with, you can handle this. The people I work with are not only among the very best attorneys, they are also the nicest people.”
Morales says he was delighted when he was recruited by Bailey Duquette. He has enjoyed continued, growing success and found a group of like-minded professionals.
“We have a very cool relationship,” he says, “everyone is really nice. We’re very independent, but also very close. I believe we share core values. These guys are very honest; they’re not looking to become millionaires, they have a nice life and just do the right thing. That’s essentially what I’m looking for. Money’s great, don’t get me wrong, I love it but it’s not the be-all, end-all. Happiness is being able to advocate for causes you believe in, even when there’s not that much money involved.”
When asked what he thinks makes this firm different or unique Morales had a ready response. “I’d have to say the closeness we have with respect to the matters we take on and the clients we serve. We develop strong and tight bonds with our clients, and side by side, with them, guide them through their legal matters. We have our shirt sleeves rolled up, ready to work.”