The Hunoval Law Firm, PLLC, a default and settlement services firm that serves North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, has announced the hiring of Michael Morris as its lead default attorney for South Carolina.
Morris has received many recent honors for his work as an attorney, including being named a "Rising Star" in both 2013 and 2014 by Super Lawyers Magazine and being appointed to the Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection Committee by the South Carolina Supreme Court.
"After reading about the firm’s innovative Lean Six Sigma approach to process improvement, error reduction, and efficiencies in the March 2014 ABA Journal and its recent inclusion in the USFN, I knew that the firm was raising the bar and on the rise," Morris said. "It is tomorrow’s firm today, and I wanted to be part of the future of our industry. The firm’s heavy reliance on data and statistics as analytical management tools are categorically different than anything I’ve seen before—I’m very impressed by the way the firm is run and see a very, very bright future."
Morris received his law degree from the University of South Carolina, where he also graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business administration (accounting) magna cum laude. Morris served on active duty with the United States Air Force before he earned his law degree, and he is a veteran of the Gulf War and a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans.
"Because of our emphasis on process excellence via Lean Six Sigma, we’re conservatively estimating 50 percent plus growth in the next 12 months; additionally we are actively exploring acquisition opportunities to increase our geographic footprint.," said Matt Hunoval, the firm's founder. "There is a palpable Chicken Little ‘the sky is falling’ chorus among the industry as the default market overall contracts, but we couldn’t be more bullish about the future. Our continued growth via market share acquisition is the proof in the pudding. At each inflection point of growth we’ve looked to top-grade key management: Michael’s addition to our team and his reputation for operational excellence in high-growth environments underscores this commitment to attracting top talent to our firm."