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About Amy F. Morton: Certified Criminal Law Specialists


College Education:
1978: B.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

Legal Education:
1983: J.D., University of California-Davis School of Law, Davis, California

Professional Qualifications:
Licensed to practice law in California, 1983
Admitted to Northern and Eastern Districts of California, United State District Court, 1995
California State Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist, 2001

Professional Memberships:
California Bar Association
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (Patron)
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
California Public Defender Association
Solano County Bar Association
Solano County Women Lawyers
National Lawyers Guild

Professional Experience:
Over 50 criminal jury trials, including numerous homicide trials

Defense counsel in eight capital cases:
1. People v. Eugene Livingston (Solano County) 1994 (trial)
2. People v. Vince Yarborough (Solano County) 1995
3. People v. Veronica Colvin (Contra Costa County) 1996 (trial)
4. People v. James Ary, Jr. (Contra Costa County) 1998 (trial)

5. People v. Lamont Johnson (Contra Costa County) 2001 (trial)
6. People v. Joseph Teitgen (Solano County) 2002 (trial)
7. People v. Kimiko Wilson (Contra Costa County) 2004
8. People v. Eric Copple (Napa County) 2006

Numerous appeals and writs to California Courts of Appeal and Federal Courts
Featured speaker at the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice Death Penalty Seminar, Monterey, CA
2001 (Confessions)
2004 (Penalty Phase Opening Statement Demonstration)
2006 Featured speaker at the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice Fall Criminal Defense Seminar, San Francisco, CA
Guest speaker at University of California-Davis, March 1993
Guest speaker at University of California-Berkeley, September 2001

Positions Held:
Managing Partner: Morton & Russo, LLP 1998 - present
Partner: Russo, Weintraub, Bellia & Morton 1991 - 1998
Associate Attorney: Russo, Weintraub & Bellia 1986-1990
Solano County Public Defenders Office 1983-1986

Member of Board
Women Defender Association 1996-1998

Winner of The Ruth Young Award, Women Defenders Association, October 2003