Jonathan Cartee, a native of Birmingham, did his undergraduate work at UAB and the University of Alabama. He graduated from Cumberland Law School where he was elected Student Bar President during his Senior year. After graduation in 1988, Mr. Cartee became a partner in the law firm of Shelby and Cartee, in Birmingham, and for nearly 20 years he handled thousands of Asbestos cases for plaintiffs, most of whom were in the North Alabama area and many of whom were former TVA workers. Mr. Cartee has worked on various noteworthy cases, including the Microsoft Anti-trust Litigation and the PCB cases in Anniston against Monsanto Solutia. Mr. Cartee is admitted to the Alabama, Mississippi and the District of Columbia Bar Associations, The Federal Courts for those states, the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Morris graduated from Guntersville High School in 1977, and then in 1981he obtained a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University. Following his graduation from Auburn, he began his law studies at Cumberland School of Law at Birmingham's Samford University. While in law school he clerked for the Chief Counsel of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, following in the footsteps of his father who had a 40 year career as an engineer with NASA.
Mr. Morris graduated with honors from Cumberland in 1984 and then began his legal career as a law clerk for the Hon. J. Foy Guin, Jr., a United States Federal District Judge in Birmingham. After that clerkship ended in 1986, Mr. Morris became an associate and later a partner with Mr. Lyman Harris in a defense firm that had split off from one of the state's oldest and largest law firms. During his association with Mr. Harris, and later on his own and then with Mr. Cartee, Mr. Morris handled a variety of legal matters including product liability defense, medical malpractice defense, personal injury defense, construction law, trade secret litigation and appellate work. Mr. Morris is admitted to practice law in all courts of the State of Alabama, the Federal Court's Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Morris has argued before the Alabama Supreme Court on several occasions and before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He has also made a special appearance to argue before a federal multi-district litigation judge, Jack Weinstein, in the Eastern District of New York and also appeared for oral arguments before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.