Stephen D. Morrison III


Stephen D. Morrison, III, is a Savannah native and son of a commercial fisherman. He is a formidable trial lawyer, championing his client’s cause with a unique combination of elite legal experience and blue-collar work ethic.  

 After years of mostly defense practice, with big firms and the federal government, Stephen joined Bowen Painter to fight for plaintiffs and those wronged by the acts of others. He is adept at navigating diverse legal landscapes in high-stakes disputes, with broad-ranging experience from personal injury claims (like motor vehicle accidents, maritime injury, and medical malpractice) to commercial disputes involving mass torts, antitrust, consumer law, breach of contract, data practices, real estate, and unfair and deceptive trade practices. He has litigated cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the nation. Stephen now uses his experience in complex litigation to achieve a simple goal: win for his clients.

Stephen’s expertise is born from high-level legal practice.  His career began in Washington, D.C., as an associate with one of the world’s largest law firms representing Fortune 100 companies. After D.C., Stephen returned to Georgia to spend two years clerking for (now) Chief Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr., in Atlanta, Georgia. He returned to private practice in Minnesota, litigating complex cases and serving in lead roles on trial teams in multimillion dollar disputes. Among other engagements, Stephen has served as trial counsel in opioid litigation brought by state attorneys general and municipalities and held key roles in trial teams defending antitrust class actions and consumer investigations. His former defense counsel and federal law clerk experiences animates his plaintiff-focused practice at Bowen Painter.

Outside of the office, Stephen maintains a deep connection to his local and professional community. He is an Eagle Scout, volunteers with his neighborhood’s event committee, and holds various roles in national and local bar organizations. He has also provided thousands of hours of pro bono representation to clients who cannot afford counsel.

Stephen lives in Savannah with his wife, Erin (also an attorney), daughter, Milligan, and English cream retriever, Ollie. He enjoys spending time outside, especially on the water, cooking, trying new restaurants and coffee shops, and traveling within and without the USA.


    • B.S., Religion, summa cum laude – Liberty University, 2013
    • J.D., magna cum laude – University of Georgia School of Law, 2016
    • Sr. Symposium Editor, Georgia Law Review | Order of the Coif
    • Outstanding Advocate Award, Moot Court

Clerkships & Government Service

    • Law Clerk, Hon. Timothy C. Batten, Sr., Northern District of Georgia (2017-19)
    • Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of Georgia (2023-2024)

Bar Admissions

    • Georgia | Northern District of Georgia | Southern District of Georgia | Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals


    • President, Southern District of Georgia Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
    • Member, FBA National Membership Committee
    • Member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    • Member, Savannah Bar Association
    • Member, NOAA, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, Habitat and Ecosystem Advisory Panel